This summary of unchecked reports covers early January to early February 2016.

Headlines In a relatively quiet period, the highlights among new arrivals were a Black Scoter off Fife, then Northumberland, and various smaller gulls – both Ross’s Gull and Bonaparte’s Gull at Hook Head in Co. Wexford, with a Laughing Gull in Cumbria and a Franklin’s Gull in Cambridgeshire and Hertf


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