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2020

February
26/02/20 - Two-barred Crossbill - Co. Limerick - fem at Lough Gay Bog.
11/02/20 - LN - 14/12/19 - Tengmalm's Owl - Shetland - Mainland at Kergord in plantation.
02/02/20 - LNY - Black-tailed Gull - Glos - 2w yesterday.

January
29/01/20 - White-billed Diver - Orkney - South Ronaldsay. 
12/01/20 - Snowy Owl - Co. Cork - Adrigole.
08/01/20 - Common Crane - Norfolk - 35 Hickling Broad at dawn.
07/01/20 - Brown Shrike - Co. Cork - N of Cork.
06/01/20 - Lesser Yellowlegs - N. Yorks - Nosterfield LNR
04/01/20 - Blyth Pipit - Somerset.
04/01/20 - LNY - Black-winged Stilt - Cornwall - on River Fal SW of Coombe yesterday.
04/01/20 - White-billed Diver - Shetland.
03/01/20 - 1330 - Rough-legged Buzzard - S Yorks - WSW of Thorne just E of Stainforth N of Kirton Lane near commercial yard, viewed from Hatfield Pit Top via (PC)
01/01/20 - Desert Wheatear - Norfolk - S of Cart Gap.

2019

December
31/12/19 - Long-billed Dowitcher - Co. Wexford - South Slob.
25/12/19 - 1350 - Alaskan Yellow Wagtail  - Sedgeford - 1w male still showing well in field on dung heap NE of Shaw Farm.
23/12/19 - Ferruginous Duck - Warwickshire - possible drk or hybrid.
16/12/19 - Black-throated Thrush - Clyde - 1w Hamilton at Meikle Earnock.
14/12/19 - Richardson's Cackling Goose - Highlands.
14/12/19 - Lesser White-fronted Goose - Norfolk - Burnham Market.
07/12/19 - Rough-legged Buzzard - Norfolk - Wells next the Sea - juv still in field N of road W of Wells Quay viewed from gate on right before old railway bridge (40th day)
05/11/19 - Snowy Owl - Orkney - male Eday.
02/12/19 - Azores Gull - Cornwall - possible 3w Canary Island Azores Gull, Sennen Cove.
November
30/11/19 - PENDULINE TIT - Kent - female 
25/11/19 - DESERT WHEATEAR - Shetland - Mainland.
24/11/19 - LAUGHING GULL - Co.Cork - 1w Mizen Head.
24/11/19 - DUSKY WARBLER - Cornwall - St.Levan S of Raftra Pool.
16/11/19 - WESTERN SANDPIPER - Hants - 1w Pennington Marshes. 
15/11/19 - PADDYFIELD PIPIT - Cornwall - 2w Sennen.
15/11/19 - STELLER'S EIDER - Orkney - 1w drk Papa Westray.
14/11/19 - LITTLE BITTERN - Herts - Amwell NR
14/11/19 - LNY - COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL - Orkney - North Ronaldsay. 
14/11/19 - DUSKY WARBLER - Cornwall - near Polgigga in a garden.
13/11/19 - LITTLE BITTERN - Norfolk - Titchwell RSPB - male again from screen at Patsy's Pool late afternoon also Rough-legged Buzzard on dead tree from Patsy's Screen.
13/11/19 - EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL - Suffolk - 1w still on pool N of central path Walberswick NNR 
13/11/19 - ISABELLINE WHEATEAR - Norfolk - Cley Marshes NWT still on shingle bank by Arnold's Marsh. 
12/11/19 - ISABELLINE WHEATEAR - Norfolk - Cley Marshes NWT - on shingle bank by Arnold's Marsh this afternoon. 
12/11/19 - HUME'S LEAF WARBLER - Norfolk - at Holkham Pines c.100m W of cross tracks.
12/11/19 - EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL - Suffolk - Walberswick NNR - 1w on pool N of central path at Corporation Marshes.
12/11/19 - EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL - Norfolk - Halvergate Marshes, probable at Halvergate Island then lost to view.
08/11/19 - PALLID SWIFT - Norfolk - Sidestrand at 0820 but no sign since. 
07/11/19 - PENDULINE TIT - Suffolk - at Wildlife Lookout Minsmere RSPB
07/11/19 - ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK - Scilly - St Mary's. 
07/11/19 - LNY - HUME'S WARBLER - Norfolk - Stiffkey yesterday in a private garden. 
03/11/19 - NORTHERN LONG-TAILED TIT - Norfolk - Upton Broad & Marshes NWT with Long-tailed Tits by viewing platform.
01/11/19 - PADDYFIELD PIPIT - Cornwall - Sennen.
October
31/10/19 - WHITE-THROATED SPARROW - Hants - reported near Southampton. 
30/10/19 - 0743 - SIBERIAN/STEJNEGER'S STONECHAT - Norfolk - Heacham female-type reported this morning also Yellow-browed Warbler. 
30/10/19 - LITTLE BITTERN - Norfolk - Titchwell RSPB - over Patsy's Reedbed in flight from screen.
30/10/19 - DESERT WHEATEAR - Kent - South Swale NR
30/10/19 - STELLER'S EIDER - Orkney - Shapinsay.
30/10/19 - ISABELLINE WHEATEAR - E Yorks - Kilnsea.
30/10/19 - TENGMALM'S OWL - Highland - Kilbrace.
29/10/19 - WHITE-BILLED DIVER - Co Durham - Whitburn Coastal Park. 
29/10/19 - RADDE'S WARBLER - Suffolk - Southwold.
29/10/19 - EASTERN STONECHAT - E Yorks - Easington sp. along Peter Lane.
29/10/19 - TWO-BARRED CROSSBILL - W Isles - North Unst. 
26/10/19 - TWO-BARRED GREENISH WARBLER - Cork - Dursey Island. 
26/10/19 - AMERICAN WHITE-WINGED SCOTER - Lothian - Musselburgh.
25/10/19 - LESSER SCAUP - Somerset - drk Chew Valley Lake. 
25/10/19 - WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER - Co Kerry - Cashen Estuary. 
25/10/19 - WHITE-WINGED SCOTER - Lothian - ad/drk Musselburgh Lagoons. 
24/10/19 - LESSER YELLOWLEGS - W Isles - S Unst.
24/10/19 - UPLAND SANDPIPER - Cornwall - reported at The Lizard. 
24/10/19 - RADDE'S WARBLER - Berks - 1w trapped & ringed at Greenham Common.
23/10/19 - LESSER KESTREL - E Yorks - Fraisthorpe Sands juv still by roadside c.800m SW of The Cow Shed Tea Shop this morning then headed NE
22/10/19 - LESSER KESTREL - E Yorks - Fraisthorpe Sands, probable juv photographed by roadside c.800m SW of The Cow Shed Tea Shop.
22/10/19 - ISABELLINE WHEATEAR - Scilly - Tresco.
22/10/19 - RED-THROATED PIPIT - Scilly - St Agnes. 
21/10/19 - WHITE-BILLED DIVER - N Yorks - past Long Nab, Burniston heading N 
21/10/19 - CITRINE WAGTAIL - Scilly - St Mary's. 
21/10/19 - ARCTIC REDPOLL - Norfolk - 1 with c.300 Linnet at Thornham Harbour on saltmarsh 300yds NW of car park at 1050
20/10/19 - CHESTNUT-EARED BUNTING - Scilly - St Mary's.
20/10/19 - BLYTH'S REED WARBLER - Cornwall - Nanjizal Valley.
20/10/19 - ISABELLINE WHEATEAR - Devon - Lundy.
19/10/19 - COMMON NIGHTHAWK - London - over Bushy Park early afternoon. 
19/10/19 - OLIVE-BACKED PIPIT - Shetland - Unst.
19/10/19 - LNY - SUBALPINE WARBLER - Shetland - ad/female yesterday Mainland.
18/10/19 - KENTISH PLOVER - Cleveland - South Gare.
18/10/19 - LESSER GREY SHRIKE - Shetland - 1w Unst.
18/10/19 - SPOTTED SANDPIPER - Scilly - St Agnes.
18/10/19 - RED-RUMPED SWALLOW - Norfolk - Hunstanton Cliffs.
18/10/19 - LNY - HORNEMANN'S ARCTIC REDPOLL - Shetland - (nominate form hornemanni) Unst at Skaw
17/10/19 - RED-EYED VIREO - E. Yorks - Spurn Point by gun emplacement S of VTS Tower.
17/10/19 - RADDE'S WARBLER - Shetland - Fair Isle. 
17/10/19 - WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER - Ayrs - Tarbolton.
17/10/19 - WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER - Co. Cork - Ballycotton.
16/10/19 - WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER - Cornwall - Marazion.
16/10/19 - OLIVE-BACKED PIPIT - Shetland - Fair Isle. 
16/10/19 - LNY - YELLOW-THROATED VIREO - Scilly - St Martin's yesterday. 
15/10/19 - SIBERIAN RUBYTHROAT - Shetland - Tresta Fetlar male.
15/10/19 - LAUGHING GULL - W. Isles - 1w North Unst.
15/10/19 - RADDE'S WARBLER - E. Yorks - Flamborough Head at Old Fall.
15/10/19 - PECHORA PIPIT - Shetland - Fair Isle. 
15/10/19 - BONELLI'S WARBLER - Dumfr+Galloway - Auchie Glen.
15/10/19 - MYRTLE WARBLER - Co. Galway - Inishmore in Kilronan.
15/10/19 - LANCEOLATED WARBLER - Shetland - Fair Isle. 
15/10/19 - ARCTIC WARBLER - E. Yorks - Kilnsea in Crown & Anchor car park. 
15/10/19 - RED-THROATED PIPIT - Surrey - Hascombe then headed towards New Barn.
15/10/19 - BLACK KITE - Northants - possible over Pitsford Reservoir. 
14/10/19 - BOOTED WARBLER - Kent - Langdon Cliffs NT
14/10/19 - BROWN SHRIKE - Shetland - Mainland.
14/10/19 - RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL - Shetland - Fair Isle. 
13/10/19 - GREAT SNIPE - E. Yorks - Kilnsea on path at N end of Beacon Lane.
13/10/19 - BROWN SHRIKE - Shetland - Fair Isle. 
13/10/19 - TWO-BARRED GREENISH WARBLER - Suffolk - Orford Ness.
13/10/19 - ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK - Scilly - St. Martin's. 
12/10/19 - RED-EYED VIREO - E. Yorks - Easington.
12/10/19 - OLIVE-BACKED PIPIT - Co. Cork - Mizen Head.
12/10/19 - RED-EYED VIREO - Co. Cork - Cape Clear.
12/10/19 - MYRTLE WARBLER - Co. Galway - Inishmore at Kilmurvey House.
12/10/19 - HOODED MERGANSER - Norfolk - drk Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh this morning.
11/10/19 - RUSTIC BUNTING - Scilly - Tresco.
11/10/19 - HUDSONIAN WHIMBREL - Cornwall - (form hudsonicus) Mousehole
11/10/19 - BALTIMORE ORIOLE - Co. Cork - Lehanmore.
11/10/19 - LESSER GREY SHRIKE - Shetland - Unst.
10/10/19 - SWAINSON'S THRUSH - St Mary's - Carreg Dhu Gardens.
10/10/19 - GREENISH WARBLER - Northumberland - Holy Island.
10/10/19 - LNY - WHITE-THROATED SPARROW - at sea on cruise ship off Land's End.
09/10/19 - BAIRD'S SANDPIPER - Co. Mayo - juv The Mullet at Cross Beach.
09/10/19 - LANCEOLATED WARBLER - Shetland - Whalsey. 
09/10/19 - WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER - Co. Cork - Lissagriffin also juv LESSER YELLOWLEGS. 
09/10/19 - BLACK-WINGED STILT - Shetland - Fair Isle.
09/10/19 - BAIRD'S SANDPIPER - Co. Mayo - Roonagh Lough.
09/10/19 - AMERICAN BUFF-BELLIED PIPIT - Scilly - St Martin's.
08/10/19 - CHIMNEY SWIFT - Co. Wicklow - The Behive Inn. 
08/10/19 - EASTERN STONECHAT - Shetland - sp. Unst at Westing.
07/10/19 - DUSKY WARBLER - E. Yorks - Grimston for 2nd day.
07/10/19 - DUSKY WARBLER - Norfolk - Warham Greens - Garden Drove.
07/10/19 - LNY - COMMON NIGHTHAWK - Co. Antrim - along River Maine near Galgorm yesterday. 
06/10/19 - RUFOUS-TAILED ROBIN - Shetland - Fetlar at Houbie. 
06/10/19 - SUBALPINE WARBLER SP. - Norfolk - Wells next the Sea.
06/10/19 - BALTIMORE ORIOLE - Mayo Keem - Achill Island.
06/10/19 - COMMON NIGHTHAWK - Scilly - St Mary's possible over The Garrison campsite this morning. 
05/10/19 - RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL - Orkney - Sanday at North Loch at Neuks.
05/10/19 - DUSKY WARBLER - Cleveland - South Gare. 
04/10/19 - RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL - Fife - Isle of May.
04/10/19 - COUE'S ARCTIC REDPOLL - Shetland - (form exilipes) Mainland.
03/10/19 - MUGIMAKI FLYCATCHER - Dorset - Charmouth is a Red-breasted Flycatcher. 
03/10/19 - MUGIMAKI FLYCATCHER - Dorset - Charmouth possible 1w/male photographed on wires at Hogchester Farm NR
03/10/19 - LNY - BLACK AND WHITE WARBLER - Scilly - St Martin's at vineyard.
02/10/19 - GULL-BILLED TERN - Dorset - at Lodmoor RSPB.
02/10/19 - YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO - Scilly - St Mary's at Porth Mellon.
02/10/19 - RED-THROATED PIPIT - Cornwall - Kenidjack Valley.
02/10/19 - RED-EYED VIREO - Cornwall - The Lizard.
02/10/19 - DUSKY WARBLER - Shetland - Unst at Haroldswick.
01/10/19 - BOOTED WARBLER - E. Yorks - Spurn in Corner Field.
01/10/19 - RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL - Shetland - Unst at Norwick at Valyie.
01/10/19 - LESSER YELLOWLEGS - Ayrs - Capringstone Flash.
01/10/19 - GREENISH WARBLER - Northumberland - Holy Island in Vicar's Garden.
01/10/19 - LESSER YELLOWLEGS - Somerset - Steart WWT on Otterhampton Marsh.
01/10/19 - BLUE ROCK THRUSH - Scilly - St Mary's.
September - 2019
30/09/19 - BLYTH'S REED WARBLER - Cornwall - Polgigga - trapped & ringed this morning. 
30/09/19 - RUSTIC BUNTING - E. Yorks - at The Warren on wires at Clubley's Field.
30/09/19 - HORNEMANN'S ARCTIC REDPOLL - Orkney - North Ronaldsay trapped & ringed at Holland House.
29/09/19 - WHISKERED TERN - W. Isles - ad North Uist at Baleshare behind old school at Loch na Paisg.
29/09/19 - BAROLO SHEARWATER - Cornwall - Pendeen.
29/09/19 - AMERICAN BLACK TERN - Galway - Nimmo's Pier.
29/09/19 - AMERICAN BUFF-BELLIED PIPIT - Gwynedd - Bardsey Island on W coast.
29/09/19 - OLIVE-BACKED PIPIT - Shetland - Mainland near Hoswick at Swinister Burn near stepping stones.
29/09/19 - RED-EYED VIREO - Co. Antrim - Rathlin Island at East Light.
29/09/19 - GULL-BILLED TERN - Northumberland - ad Cullernose Point heading S past Bathing House towards Longhaughton Steel.
29/09/19 - BLUE ROCK THRUSH - Scilly - St Mary's on The Garrison between Doctor's Keys.
28/09/19 - BROWN SHRIKE - Shetland - around Rocklea.
28/09/19 - TURKESTAN SHRIKE - Shetland - Levenwick Mainland.
28/09/19 - BLUE-WINGED TEAL - Clyde - ecl/drk ENE of Glasgow just NE of Hogganfield Loch at Frankfield Loch as viewed from Loch Rd tho distant. 
27/09/19 - ISABELLINE WHEATEAR - Argyll - Mull c.1ml NNE of Calgary on machair at Langamull & showing well this afternoon. 
27/09/19 - GREENISH WARBLER - Shetland - Mainland at Levenwick at Southpunds in gardens by Burn of Mogill just N of large garden.
27/09/19 - SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER - Co. Wexford - Tacumshin at The Patches this morning. 
27/09/19 - RED-FOOTED FALCON - Kent - juv Northward Hill RSPB over orchards then headed W towards reserve.
27/09/19 - ALPINE SWIFT - Shetland - Unst along cliff N of Skaw then headed towards Saxa Vord.
27/09/19 - BLUE ROCK THRUSH - Isles of Scilly - St Mary's. 
27/09/19 - EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL - Anglesey - 1w still at Plas Cemlyn Farm above bay.
26/09/19 - EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL - Anglesey - probable 1w Cemlyn in field S of road E of Plas Cemlyn Farm.
25/09/19 - OLIVE-BACKED PIPIT - Shetland - Yell at Burravoe on SE side by road.
25/09/19 - BLACK KITE - Anglesey - NE of Llabgefni heading N over Talwrn.
25/09/19 - RED-RUMPED SWALLOW - Gwynedd - Bardsey Island then headed S over Pen Cristin.
25/09/19 - BLUE ROCK THRUSH - St.Mary's - still between Steval & Newman House then headed towards Morning Point.
24/09/19 - BLYTH'S REED WARBLER - W. Isles at Bruernish also 3 Yellow-browed Warbler this afternoon. 
24/09/19 - SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER - Co. Kerry - juv Beale Strand.
24/09/19 - RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL - Shetland - Foula at Da Sneck o da Smaalie this afternoon. 
24/09/19 - RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL - Orkney - North Ronaldsay at Holland House.
24/09/19 - ALPINE SWIFT - Anglesey - reported SE of Pentre Berw at Plas Newydd Estate at Coed Llywnonn this afternoon. 
24/09/19 - RUSTIC BUNTING - Shetland - Foula at Harrier this morning. 
24/09/19 - BLYTH'S REED WARBLER - Shetland - Mainland at Hillswick W of cemetery in irises near beach though elusive also 4 Yellow-browed Warbler. 
24/09/19 - OLIVE-BACKED PIPIT - Shetland - Foula at Ristie.
23/09/19 - BLUE ROCK THRUSH - St.Mary's - on The Garrison on W side near Doctor's Keys.
23/09/19 - SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER - Co. Clare - NW of Kilrush at Poulnasherry Bay. 
23/09/19 - ALPINE SWIFT - Ceredigion - Aberystwyth over harbour at Rheidol confluence.
23/09/19 - RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL - Shetland - Fair Isle on cliffs at Wester Lother.
23/09/19 - BLUE-WINGED TEAL - Co. Wexford- female Tacumshin at Forgotten Corner.
23/09/19 - EASTERN STONECHAT - Fife - sp. male trapped & ringed Isle of May.
22/09/19 - ARCTIC WARBLER - E.Yorks - Grimston trapped & ringed. 
22/09/19 - BLACK-BROWED ALBATROSS - Norfolk - heading S past Winterton Dunes NNR
22/09/19 - ALBATROSS - Borders - sp. heading N past St. Abb's Head.
22/09/19 - BLUE ROCK THRUSH - Scilly - St.Mary's on The Garrison at Morning Point.
22/09/19 - LNY - SHORT-TOED TREECREEPER - Kent - Langdon Cliffs NT briefly on metal structures on undercliff then headed E 
20/09/19 - WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER - E.Yorks - at Tophill Low NR on South Marsh East.
20/09/19 - SUBALPINE WARBLER - Hants - sp. at Pennington Marshes between Butts Lagoon & Jetty Lagoon on S side of former landfill.
19/09/19 - LAUGHING GULL - Co. Wicklow - at Greystones heading S along south beach this evening. 
19/09/19 - HOODED MERGANSER - Worcs - drk at Upper Bittell Reservoir this afternoon. 
19/09/19 - LNY - BAIRD'S SANDPIPER - Shetland - juv yesterday at Foula also CITRINE WAGTAIL & 3 Common Rosefinch.
19/09/19 - LESSER YELLOWLEGS - Devon - SW of Aveton Gifford at South Efford Marsh SX.687.468
19/09/19 - LNY - HOODED MERGANSER - Titchwell RSPB - ad/drk past yesterday heading W
18/09/19 - ROLLER - W. Yorks - over Oxenhope heading W this afternoon.
18/09/19 - GREAT REED WARBLER - Portland Bill - trapped & ringed this afternoon. 
18/09/19 - AMERICAN BLACK TERN - Co. Wexford - form surinamensis Tacumshin E of East End Pond.
18/09/19 - PALLID HARRIER - E. Sussex - ad/female over Beachy Head rough field opposite Belle Tout for 2nd day not juv Montagu's Harrier as reported.
17/09/19 - LITTLE CRAKE - E. Yorks - Blacktoft Sands RSPB from Marshland Hide.