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In this paper we describe the status of the Lesser Black-backed Gulls breeding in the Horsvær archipelago, an important colony in northwest Norway, from which at least 15 colour-marked individuals have been sighted in Britain…

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This report presents data on scarce passerine migrants recorded in Britain during 2016. Perhaps the most notable event of the year was the prolonged pattern of easterly winds that resulted in wave after wave of scarce migrants originating from Asia reaching Britain’s shores throughout October, and resulted in new record totals for four of those species…

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A Western Swamphen was discovered on the South Girder pool at Minsmere RSPB reserve, Suffolk, on 31st July 2016…

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This short paper summarises the taxonomic history, distribution and status of the ‘Purple Swamphen’ complex…

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Until recently, the migration route and wintering areas of Red-necked Phalaropes breeding in Scotland was a matter of speculation…

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By John Headon, Martin Collinson and Martin Cade Abstract A Pale-legged Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus tenellipes was discovered dead after hitting a window at the lighthouse on St Agnes, Isles of Scilly, on 21st…

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This report summarises the non-passerine scarce migrant birds recorded in Britain in 2016. It was a record year for two species: Cattle Egret, with a remarkable total of 192 birds, and Green-winged Teal…

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A notable gathering of wintering Common Chiffchaffs at Nigg Bay, North-east Scotland, forms the basis of this short paper. In addition to field observations, six of the seven birds were trapped and ringed…

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Three subspecies of Common Chiffchaff have occurred in Britain. ‘Siberian Chiffchaff’ P. c. tristis is now recognised as a scarce but regular migrant…

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The islands of St Kilda are remote, spectacular and alive with many thousands of birds…

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