A scarce visitor to the UK with occasional influxes which has led to successful breeding. Formerly much rarer, it was removed as a BBRC description species as from 1.1.83.

Accepted records (8)Edit

  • 1971: Kempton Park (Middx), one from February 6th-28th (LBR 56, Hardwick & Self)
  • 1986: Abbots Langley (Herts), one from December 29th to January 11th 1987 (LBR 56, Hardwick & Self)
  • 1992 Lullingstone Park, one on June 21st
  • 1994 Hainault Forest, one on Sept 2nd
  • 1995 Beddington SF, one on July 13th
  • 1995 Perry Oaks SF, one on Oct 8th
  • 1996 Walton Heath, one on July 26th
  • 1997 Gillespie Park, one on Sept 26th
  • 2010 Tottenham Marsh, a 1st-summer male from June 13th to at least 15th (acceptance still pending)

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