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A rare visitor to the UK, formerly more regular. Currently a BBRC rarity.

Accepted records (14)Edit

  • pre-1838: near Harrow (Middx), one shot on unknown date (Birds of Middlesex, Glegg 1935)
  • 1842: Brent Reservoir (Middx), one shot on unknown date (Birds of Middlesex, Harting 1866)
  • 1851: Hendon Fields (Middx), one shot in November (Birds of Middlesex, Harting 1866)
  • 1856: Brent Reservoir (Middx), one shot in late autumn (Birds of Middlesex, Harting 1866)
  • pre-1866: Edmonton (Middx), one shot (Birds of Middlesex, Harting 1866)
  • 1866: Brent Reservoir (Middx), one shot in August (Ref req.)
  • 1889: Forest Gate (Essex), one in November (Birds of Essex, Wood 2007)
  • 1897: near Waltham Abbey (Essex), one shot on February 27th (Birds of Essex, Wood 2007)
  • 1959: Ponders End SF (Middx) and Girling Reservoir (Essex), one from September 12th-17th (LBR 56, Hardwick & Self)
  • 1959: Rye Meads SF (Herts), one on December 26th (LBR 56, Hardwick & Self)
  • 1962: Denham (Bucks), one on Dec 23rd-24th and three dates in early January 1963 (LBR 56, Hardwick & Self)
  • 1975: Sevenoaks Reserve (Kent), one from September 3rd-15th (LBR 56, Hardwick & Self)
  • 1989: Dagenham Chase (Essex), one on June 1st-2nd (LBR 56, Hardwick & Self)
  • 1996: Rye Meads SF (Herts), one on September 30th to October 1st (LBR 61)

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