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A scarce visitor to the UK. A historic breeder and currently a very rare breeder.

Accepted records (45)Edit

  • 1523: nested at Fulham (Middx) (Glegg, 1935)
  • 1865: Brent Reservoir (Middx), two immature shot on October 23rd (Harting, 1866)
  • 1961: Rainham Marshes (Essex), on October 5th
  • 1969: Rainham Marshes (Essex), an immature on July 27th-28th and two immature from July 30th to August 11th.
  • 1969: Rainham Marshes (Essex), two adults on September 6th
  • 1973: Walthamstow Reservoirs (Essex), on June 15th
  • 1973: Staines Moor (Middx), on September 27th-28th
  • 1976: Richmond Park (Surrey), on June 30th
  • 1977: Wraysbury GP (Bucks), on May 7th
  • 1980: Romford (Essex), on April 6th
  • 1980: Holmethorpe SP (Surrey), on August 12th-13th
  • 1982: Beddington SF (Surrey), two on June 1st
  • 1983: Rainham Marshes (Essex), on October 28th
  • 1986: Queen Mary GP (Middx), on July 4th; also seen at Wraysbury GP (Bucks) on July 5th
  • 1986: King George VI Reservoir (Middx), on August 23rd; also seen at Queen Mary GP (Middx)
  • 1986: Amwell GP (Herts), on October 10th
  • 1989: Hall Marsh (Essex), on March 3rd; also seen at Bowyers GP (Essex)
  • 1989: Beddington SF (Surrey), two on May 25th
  • 1989: Staines Reservoirs (Middx), two on October 7th
  • 1992: Kempton Park NR (Middx), two on May 27th
  • 1993: Brent Reservoir (Middx), on May 25th
  • 1995: Queen Elizabeth II Reservoir (Surrey), on December 2nd
  • 1997: Stanwell Moor (Middx), on April 17th-18th; also seen at Perry Oaks SF (Middx) and Staines Moor (Middx) on April 18th
  • 1997: Fishers Green (Essex), on June 7th
  • 1997: Brent Reservoir (Middx), on July 8th
  • 1998: Walthamstow Reservoirs (Essex), on June 28th
  • 1999: London Wetland Centre (Surrey), on May 13th
  • 2001: Stanwell Moor (Middx), four on September 11th
  • 2002: Rainham Marshes (Essex), two on April 2nd, one intermittently until April 18th
  • 2005: Staines Reservoirs (Middx), two on September 6th (LBR 70)
  • 2006: Beddington SF (Middx), on May 7th; later over Farthing Downs (Surrey) (LBR 71)
  • 2006: Kempton Park NR (Middx), on May 23rd (LBR 71)
  • 2006: Rainham Marshes (Essex), on June 9th; later at Walthamstow Reservoirs (Essex) on June 10th and 17th-18th (LBR 71)
  • 2006: Redhill (Surrey), on July 20th (LBR 71)

NB. The Sixteenth Century breeding record is not included in total of accepted records as it is clear this was a regular breeding site.

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