British Rarities and Scarcities

Coues’s Arctic Redpoll (Carduelis exlipes)

Rainton Meadows DWT, Durham, 11th Jan 2011

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Sabine’s Gull (Larus sabini)

Juvenile, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, 7th November 2009

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Dotterel (Charadrius morinellus)

Axlemoor, Oldham, Greater Manchester 26th-28th April 2009

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Thrush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia)

Hartlepool Headland, Co. Durham 20th May 2013


Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis)

Low Newton-by-the-sea, Northumberland 8th May 2013


Blue-headed Wagtail (Motacilla flava flava)

St Mary’s Island, Northumberland 29th April 2013


White Wagtail (Motacilla alba alba)

St Mary’s Island, Northumberland 29th April 2013

“Channel” Wagtail (Motacilla flava flava x M. f. flavissima)

Audenshaw Reservoirs, Greater Manchester 26th April 2013

Little Bunting (Emberiza pusilla)

Elba Park, Houghton-le-spring, Durham 17th April 2013


White-throated Robin (Irania gutturalis)

Hartlepool Headland, Durham, 10th June 2011


Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus)

Concord, Washington, Tyne and Wear, February 2011

Mealy Redpoll (Carduelis flammea)

Rainton Meadows DWT, Durham, 5th Feb 2011

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)

Hollingworth Lake, Littleborough, Greater Manchester, 13th Nov 2010


Black-throated Thrush (Turdus atrogularis)

Newholm, North Yorks, 8th Feb 2010


Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Tryngites subruficollis)

St Marys Golf Course, Isles of Scilly, 1st Oct 2004

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Cream-coloured Courser (Cursorius cursor)

1st Winter, St Martin’s, Isles of Scilly, 1st Oct 2004

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