A scarce breeder in the UK and a rare passage migrant in London.
Accepted records (11 records/69+ birds)Edit
- 1856: Fox Mead Farm, Kingsbury (Middx), one shot in September (Glegg, 1935)
- 1858: Burnt Oak Farm, Kingsbury (Middx), a small flock in April (Harting, 1866)
- 1871: Forest Gate (Essex), 14 at the end of August (Wood, 2007)
- 1950: Heathrow (Middx), 10 on August 26th, declined to one on August 30th.
- 1955: Perry Oaks SF (Middx), four on August 1st
- 1962: Wm Girling Reservoir (Essex), on September 16th
- 1977: Staines Reservoirs (Middx), on September 11th
- 1985: Staines Reservoirs (Middx), on August 29th
- 1992: Staines Reservoirs (Middx), three on April 29th (LBR)
- 1994: London Colney (Herts), 16 on May 7th (LBR)
- 2012: Canons Farm (Surrey), 15 on May 4th (LBR)
For the purposes of the running total, the 1858 flock has been counted as three plus.