Tree Swallow records in Britain. Whilst reading the recent report on 'Rare birds in Great Britain' (Brit. Birds 85: 507-554), I was surprised to read, under the 1990 Isles of Scilly record of Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor, the comment that it was 'The first record for Britain and Ireland and the Western Palearctic.' Is the Rarities Committee unaware of a previous record of Tree Swallow in the

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