Abstract A Ruby-crowned Kinglet Corthylio calendula was discovered on Barra, Outer Hebrides, on 12th November 2020. The record has been accepted by BBRC and BOURC as the first British record of the species. The bird frequented a small patch of woodland at Cuithir, in the west of the island, and was last seen on 28th November. As it was found during the Covid-19 pandemic, news of its

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