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.

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