This summary of unchecked reports covers the period from early March to early April 2014.

Headlines In a period dominated by high pressure and above-average temperatures there was a widespread early arrival of summer migrants, accompanied by Great Spotted Cuckoos in Devon and Pembrokeshire, Night Herons and Purple Herons in the southwest and Black Kites in Hampshire and Kent. A drake Baikal Teal in Cambridgeshire in late March had apparently been present for two weeks when discovered, while a Wood Duck on South Uist attracted considerable debate. The expected build-up of White-billed Divers began in northern Scotland, and a Pacific Diver appeared briefly in western Ireland.

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