Rare and scarce bird reports

Scarce and rare birds in August 2019

This summary is compiled for birdsin.wales by Robin Sandham. Records featured are subject to acceptance by the British Birds Rarities Committee (bold capitals) and the Welsh Records Panel (bold italic capitals), where relevant. Please note that records will appear in this summary before they have been accepted by the appropriate record panel. Spoonbills were at NWC Llanelli (Carmarthen) on 2nd and from 18th-19th, …

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Scarce and rare birds in May 2019

(The monthly reviews are compiled for WOS by Robin Sandham. Birds on the BBRC and Welsh rarities lists are indicated by bold capitals) A WESTERN ORPHEAN WARBLER on Bardsey on 19th  and a MYRTLE WARBLER on Ramsey (Pembrokeshire) on 31st steal the show this month.   The queen KING EIDER remained at Ynyslas (Ceredigion) on the 5th, the RING-NECKED DUCK remained on Llyn Bran (Denbighshire) …

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Scarce and rare birds in Wales – January to March 2018

This summary is compiled by Robin Sandham for birdsin.wales. Records featured are subject to acceptance by the British Birds Rarities Committee (BOLD ITALIC CAPITALS) and the Welsh Records Panel (BOLD CAPITALS), where relevant. An index of all months can be found here. This summary covers a quarter; monthly summaries will return later in the year. Probably the star bird of …

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Scarce sightings in February 2019

A ridiculously warm month saw Wales breaking temperature records in the last week due to tropical air flooding in from the far SW.  It fooled our resident species into breeding even earlier than normal.  Persistent southerlies brought an early RED-RUMPED SWALLOW to Cwm Ivy on the Gower on 16th-22nd along with a Swallow, with other exceptionally early Swallows at Morfa …

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