All records refer to 1998 unless stated otherwise. ACCEPTED: Broad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus Minsmere (Suffolk), 26th May. Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularia Eyebrook Reservoir (Leicestershire), 9th-10th May. Laughing Gull Larus atricilla Burnham Norton (Norfolk), 18th- 19th May (also, Titchwell, 9th May to June; also Holme and Hunstanton; all Norfolk). Franklin's Gull L. pipixcan Titchwell, 10th May. Dark-throated Thrush Turdus ruficollis atrogularis Snettisham (Norfolk), 25th-28th April. BOURC DECISIONS Canvasback Aythya valisineria Welney and Wissington, Norfolk, 18th January to 10th March 1997, and Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus, Pagham Harbour, West Sussex, 14th-16th August 1997, both already accepted by the BBRC, are now also accepted for Category A by the BOURC. M. J. Rogers, Secretary, BBRC, 2 Churchtown Cottages, Towednack, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 3AZ.

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