2013 update

Further additions to the species considered by LBRC, commencing from 1 January 2013, result from removal of same from the SBRC list from that date, these being: Great White Egret, Rough-legged Buzzard and Water Pipit. In addition LBRC will assume responsibility for assessment of the sinensis subspecies of Cormorant (Continental).

Records considered by LBRC from 1st January 2013

Written details should be submitted for the following species/subspecies:
Bewick’s Swan
Bean Goose
Snow Goose
American Wigeon
Green-winged Teal
Garganey (not adult males or pairs)
Red-crested Pochard
Ring-necked Duck
Surf Scoter (not adult males)
Smew
Ruddy Duck
Black Grouse
Black-necked Grebe
Balearic Shearwater
Storm Petrel
Leach’s Petrel
Bittern
Great White Egret
White Stork
Spoonbill
Honey-buzzard
Goshawk
Rough-legged Buzzard
Golden Eagle
Hobby
Spotted Crake
Corncrake
Crane
Avocet
Dotterel
American Golden Plover
Temminck’s Stint
Pectoral Sandpiper
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Red-necked Phalarope
Grey Phalarope
Long-tailed Skua (juveniles only)
Sabine’s Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Iceland Gull
Turtle Dove
Little Owl
Nightjar
Bee-eater
Hoopoe
Wryneck
Shore Lark
Richard’s Pipit
Water Pipit
Yellow Wagtail (except British race flavissima)
Bluethroat
Eurasian Reed Warbler
Icterine Warbler
Barred Warbler
Pallas’s Leaf Warbler
Wood Warbler (non-singing birds only)
Firecrest
Red-breasted Flycatcher
Bearded Tit
Willow Tit
Marsh Tit
Eurasian Golden Oriole
Red-backed Shrike
Great Grey Shrike
Hooded Crow
Rose-coloured Starling
Common Redpoll
Common Rosefinch
Hawfinch
Corn Bunting

Subspecies

Cormorant (Continental) Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis

 

The Lothian Bird Records Committee, comprising Alan Brown, Colin Davison, Keith Gillon, Mervyn Griffin and Mark Wilkinson, will consider local rarities. The Scottish Birds Records Committee will consider Scottish rarities and the British Birds Rarities Committee will consider national rarities. Occasionally, the Recorder may request notes for species or sub-species not appearing on this list, when they occur outside their normal range or on unusual dates.
All rarity descriptions should be sent direct to Ian Andrews (copying Stephen Welch). Email is preferred, but descriptions can be sent by post to:

Ian Andrews
39 Clayknowes Drive
Musselburgh
East Lothian
EH21 6UW

Scottish rarities should also be sent to Ian (again copying Stephen Welch), who will forward them to SBRC.