A rare visitor to the UK and a BBRC rarity.

Accepted records (3)Edit

  • 1950: Perry Oaks SF (Middx), one from September 17th-22nd (LBR 56, Hardwick & Self)
  • 1977: Rainham Marshes (Essex), one on September 3rd (LBR 56, Hardwick & Self)
  • 1982: Staines Reservoirs (Middx), a first-winter from October 14th to April 24th 1983 (LBR 56, Hardwick & Self)

The 1950 bird was the second for the UK following one shot on St. Kilda in 1911. The one at Staines is the only one to have over-wintered in the UK.

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