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A scarce visitor to the UK and a BBRC rarity until the end of 2002.

Accepted records (14)Edit

  • 1782: near London, one killed in May 1782 (Glegg, 1935)
  • pre-1843: Brent Reservoir (Middx), one on Bond’s list (Glegg, 1935)
  • 1884: Molesey (Middx/Surrey), an immature on an eyot on the River Thames in autumn (Glegg, 1935)
  • 1970: Stocker's Lake (Herts), on September 6th (LBR 56, Hardwick & Self)
  • 1978: Sevenoaks WR (Kent), on July 17th (LBR 56, Hardwick & Self)
  • 1980: River Thames near Ham House (Surrey), on May 23rd (LBR 56, Hardwick & Self)
  • 1980: Walthamstow Reservoirs (Essex), a juvenile found dead on October 11th (LBR 56, Hardwick & Self)
  • 1983: Wraysbury GP (Bucks), from May 4th-8th (LBR 56, Hardwick & Self)
  • 1987: Sevenoaks WR (Kent), from May 1st-4th (LBR 56, Hardwick & Self)
  • 1989: Sevenoaks WR (Kent), on August 28th and September 3rd (LBR 56, Hardwick & Self)
  • 1990: Bookham Common (Surrey), on April 7th (LBR 56, Hardwick & Self)
  • 1994: Brent Reservoir (Middx), a first-summer on May 19th (LBR 59)
  • 1998: Sevenoaks WR (Kent), from November 7th-15th (LBR 63)
  • 2004: London Wetland Centre (Surrey), on May 5th and 8th (LBR 69)

Unacceptable recordsEdit

  • 1935: Watford (Herts), one feeding in garden ponds during April had escaped from London Zoo (Birds of the London Area, 1964)
  • 1951: Brent Reservoir (Middx), one seen in poor light on April 25th (Birds of the London Area, 1964)

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