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In May 2015, I discovered a singing male Iberian Chiffchaff on territory in the Nedd Valley, Gower. Some weeks later, I made a considerably more startling discovery…

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In autumn, most Siberian Accentors are possible to age in the hand. Differences in the pattern of juvenile and adult-type greater coverts are the most reliable feature for ageing…

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Autumn 2016 was arguably the best ever for Siberian vagrants in Britain but it will be remembered most for the unprecedented influx of Siberian Accentors…

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The Farne Islands represent one of Britain’s most accessible and awe-inspiring nature reserves with spectacular seabird colonies and large Grey Seal nurseries…

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A Red-footed Booby was found on the beach at St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, on 4th September 2016. This is the first record of Red-footed Booby for Britain…

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A strikingly pale colour morph of the Mute Swan, commonly called the Polish swan, was first described over 170 years ago…

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An Acadian Flycatcher was found at Dungeness, Kent, on 22nd September 2015. The bird’s identification, based on plumage and structural characters, was subsequently supported by DNA analysis…

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This report documents the status of 100 species of rare or scarce birds that were recorded breeding, or showed signs of breeding, in the UK in 2015. The year was notable for the addition of a new breeding species for the UK: Iberian Chiffchaff…

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During October 2016 two Great White Egrets were present at Holkham Lake in north Norfolk and we visited the lake just after first light on 8th and 9th October to try to observe the birds and photograph their behaviour…

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This paper summarises the taxonomic history, identification, status and distribution of ‘Azorean Yellow-legged Gull’…

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