Since the publication of the BBRC report on rare birds in Great Britain in 2022, a number of corrections have come to light, which are given below. 

The following records are amended in respect of the observers:

Gyr Falcon Falco rusticolus
Outer Hebrides Loch Ordais, Lewis, 1CY, 27th September, photo (D. M. Pearce, C. Rodger et al.)

Black-throated Thrush Turdus atrogularis
Orkney North Ronaldsay, 1CY+, 9th November, photo (L. Evans, D. Shepherd). 

The following records are amended in respect of first and/or last date seen:

‘North American Canada Goose’ Branta canadensis interior/parvipes
2021 North-east Scotland Loch of Skene, 1CY+, 6th November, photo (H. Addlesee). Note amended year. 

Blue-winged Teal Spatula discors
Lincolnshire East Halton, 1CY female, 15th October to 20th November, photo (Brit. Birds 116: 515) (S. Routledge). 

Black Scoter Melanitta americana
Northumberland Various localities between Holy Island and Craster, 14CY+ male, 1st January to 19th April; same, 23rd September to 20th November then 29th December into 2023, photo (T. Hibbert et al.); presumed same as Northumberland 2021 (Brit. Birds 115: 561). 

Pallid Swift Apus pallidus
Isles of Scilly St Mary’s, two, both 1CY+, 21st23rd October, photo (A. M. Conlin). 

White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus
Lincolnshire Winters Pond, East Halton, 2CY+, 31st December 2021 to 6th March (G. P. Catley & M. Pickwell), then RSPB Frampton, 9th March to 4th April (J. Bray et al.), and Rimac, 26th–28th May, photo (J. & P. Roworth, D. Whitworth et al.); also seen Cheshire & Wirral, Greater Manchester, Norfolk, West Midlands; same as Kent, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire 2021 (Brit. Birds 115: 564).  

Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
Cleveland Various sites along River Tees, two: one 3CY+, 29th June to 19th July (C. Prescott et al.); one 2CY+, 12th–17th, colour-ringed, photo (per Cleveland Recorder); 2CY also seen Northumberland, Yorkshire.

‘American Buff-bellied Pipit’ Anthus rubescens rubescens
Isles of Scilly Airfield, St Mary’s, 1CY, 8th–29th October, photo (J. Farooqi). 

Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala

Isles of Scilly Heathy Hill, Bryher, 2CY+ male, 23rd–29th May, photo (P. Pratley). 

The following records of species pairs/groups are corrected:

Fea’s/Desertas Petrel Pterodroma feae/deserta
Isles of Scilly At sea, 10 km south of St Mary’s, 2CY+, 26th August, photo (R. L. Flood). Incorrectly published as species group, corrected here to species pair.

Zino’s/Fea’s/Desertas Petrel Pterodroma madeira/feae/deserta
Isles of Scilly At sea, 10 km southeast of St Mary’s, 2CY+, 6th October, photo (R. L. Flood, A. Griffiths, S. Reid). Incorrectly published as species pair, corrected here to species group.

Western Bonelli’s Warbler Phylloscopus bonelli
Isles of Scilly St Mary’s, 1CY, 14th September, photo (S. Holloway). Incorrectly published as Western/Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler P. bonelli/orientalis, corrected here to Western Bonelli’s Warbler.

The following record has a revised location: 

‘American Black Tern’ C. n. surinamensis
Northumberland Long Nanny and Budle Bay 5CY+ male, 13th May to 29th August (R. Ahmed, C. G. Knox et al.).

The following records from 2021 are corrected with respect to dates and/or observers:

Pacific Swift Apus affinis
2021 Northumberland East Chevington, 2CY+, 12th June, photo (Ian Fisher). 

Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva
2021 Northumberland Holy Island, 2CY+17th–20th September, photo (A. J. Saunders et al.). Note revised dates.

Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
2021 Northumberland Holy Island, 2CY+ female, 10th–14th May, photo (D. Foster et al.). Note revised observer. 

‘American Black Tern’ C. n. surinamensis
2021 Northumberland Long Nanny, Lindisfarne NNR and East Chevington, 3CY+, 19th May to 22nd July, photo (R. Ahmed et al.). Note revised dates.

Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus
2021 Northumberland East Chevington, 2CY+ male in song, 4th–18th June, photo (D. Elliott et al. per I. Fisher). Note revised dates. 

Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
2021 Northumberland Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, 2CY, 5th–9th May, photo (Brit. Birds 114: 245) (E. & M. Peterson, A. Tilmouth et al.). Note revised dates.

Varied Thrush Ixoreus naevius 
2021 Orkney Links, Papa Westray, 1CY female, 27th October to 1st November, photo (D. Roche et al.). Note revised first dates.

The following records from 2020 are corrected with respect to dates and/or observers:

‘Coues’s Arctic Redpoll’ Acanthis hornemanni exilipes
2020 Shetland Norwick, Unst, 1CY+, 21st–22nd October, photo (D. Cooper, M. Sutton et al.). Note revised observers.

‘Hornemann’s Arctic Redpoll’ A. h. hornemanni
2020 Shetland Norwick, Unst, four (all 1CY+), 18th–29th October, photo (D. Cooper, B Kay, M. Sutton et al.). Note revised dates and observers.



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