FBO NEWS

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

If you were lucky enough to find a rarity on the headland last year and haven’t yet submitted your description, our rarity committee are waiting to hear from you. All your submissions can be sent to fborecords@hotmail.com 

All records pertaining to national rarities are submitted to the British Birds Rarities Committee (BBRC) prior to publication within this Report. A list of species for which descriptions are required by BBRC is available at www.bbrc.org.uk. Similarly, claims for species requiring a description at county level are all submitted to Yorkshire’s Bird Section Adjudication Panel; the list of species requiring a description in addittion to those listed on the BBRC website is as follows:

  • Taiga Bean Goose
  • Black Brant
  • American Wigeon
  • Ferruginous Duck
  • Surf Scoter
  • White-billed Diver
  • Wilson’s Storm-petrel
  • Black-crowned Night Heron
  • Cattle Egret
  • Purple Heron
  • European Honey-buzzard
  • Black Kite
  • White-tailed Eagle
  • Montagu’s Harrier
  • Rough-legged Buzzard
  • Golden Eagle
  • Red-footed Falcon
  • Kentish Plover
  • American Golden Plover
  • White-rumped Sandpiper
  • Buff-breasted Sandpiper
  • Ring-billed Gull
  • Kumlien’s Gull
  • White-winged Black Tern
  • Alpine Swift
  • Short-toed Lark
  • Red-rumped Swallow
  • Tawny Pipit
  • Olive-backed Pipit
  • Red-throated Pipit
  • Aquatic Warbler
  • Marsh Warbler
  • Melodious Warbler
  • Dartford Warbler
  • Subalpine Warbler
  • Greenish Warbler
  • Radde’s Warbler
  • Dusky Warbler
  • Siberian Chiffchaff
  • Woodchat Shrike
  • Red-billed Chough
  • Arctic Redpoll
  • Parrot Crossbill
  • Cirl Bunting
  • Rustic Bunting
  • Little Bunting 

 

In addition, there are several species which are rare within the local context and these require describing in order to feature within the Flamborough annual Report. Such species include Great White Egret, Caspian Gull, Spotted Crake, Corncrake, Bee-eater, Nightjar, Woodlark, Richards Pipit and Golden Oriole.Copies of rarity descriptions and a list of sightings made by visiting birders will be greatly appreciated and will be acknowledged in future Reports.