Rarity Images

Ivory Gull mkiv_edited-1

Adult Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea) – Stevenson Point, Ayrshire 11.02.2019

Leach's Petrel NB_edited-1

Leach’s Storm-petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa) – New Brighton, Cheshire 12.09.17

1st summer King Eider

1st summer female King Eider (Somateria spectabilis) – Ynyslas, Ceredigion 12.07.17

Iberian Chiffchaff 2_edited-1

Adult male Iberian Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus ibericus) – Kesall, Cheshire 01.06.2017

Common Rock Thrush 8_edited-1.jpg

1st winter male Common Rock Thrush (Monticola saxatilis) – Pwll-du, Gwent 26.10.17

Cattle Egret

Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) – On nest at RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, second breeding attempt for UK and first for Cheshire 11.07.2017

Snwoy Goose mkii_edited-1

‘Greater’ Snow Goose (C.c. atlanticus) – Neston Marsh, Cheshire 23.04.2018

Spotted Sand 1_edited-1

Adult summer Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) – Belvide Reservoir, Staffordshire 17.05.17

Male monties

Adult male Montague’s Harrier (Circus pygargus) – Blacktoft Sands, West Yorkshire 27.05.2016

Flyover Spoony at BMW_edited-1

Immature Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) – RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire 06.06.2016

Hooded Merganser_edited-1

Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) – Lerwick, Shetland

Glossy Ibis_edited-1

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) – RSPB Marshside, Lancashire

1cy European Bee-eater mki_edited-1

Juvenile European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) – Haltwhistle, Northumberland (07.10.2018)

PALLAS WARBLER

Pallas’s Leaf Warbler (Phyllosopus proregulus) – Heswall, Cheshire 03.01.2016

2cy Rosy Starling_edited-1

1st winter Rosy Starling (Pastor roseus) – Llandudno, Conwy 05.02.2019

Red-necked phal_edited-1

Adult female Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobropus) – Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire 26.06.2015

BBSP with LRP

Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Tryngites subruficollis) – Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire 19.05.17

Grey Phalarope NB_edited2

Adult moulting Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius) – New Brighton, Cheshire 12.09.10

1st cycle Glaucous Gull in flight_edited-1

1st summer Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) – Elton Hall Flash, Cheshire 11.04.17

ggs-frodsham_edited-1

1st winter Great Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor) – Frodsham Marshes, Cheshire 05.03.17

siberian-accentor

1st winter Siberian Accentor (Prunella montanella) – Easington, East Yorkshire 15.10.16

whiskered-tern_edited-1

Adult Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida) – Elton Hall Flash, Cheshire 07.05.16

Iceland Gull mkvii_edited-1

5cy Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) – Warrington, Cheshire 03.01.2019

olive-backed-pipit-at-easington_edited-1

1st winter Olive-backed Pipit (Athus hodgsoni) – Easington, East Yorkshire 09.10.16

blue-morph-snow-goose_edited-1

‘Lesser’ Snow Goose (ssp. caerulescens) – Nateby, Lancashire 16.02.17

gwt-at-bmw

Adult drake Green-winged Teal (Anas carolinensis) – RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire 14.01.17

american-white-winged-scoter-copy

BOCS adult male White-winged Scoter (ssp. deglandi) –¬† Blackdog, Aberdeenshire 26.06.16

cattle-egret-at-birkdale_edited-1

Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) – Birkdale, Lancashire 02.01.17

blue-rock-thrush_edited-1

Adult male Blue Rock Thrush (Monticola solitarius) – Stow-on-wold, Gloucestshire 31.12.16

spotted-crake-bmw-copy

Spotted Crake (Porzana porzana) – RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire 11.10.2015

black-throated-trush-2nd-welsh-record

1st winter female Black-throated Thrush (Turdus atrogularis) – Saint Asaph, Clwyd 14.12.2016

ring-billed-gull-at-bmw-copy

1st summer Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarenesis) – RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire 26.05.2015

flycatching-waxwing_edited-1

Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) – St Asaph, Clwyd 14.12.2016

grey-phalarope-flight-copy

1st winter Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius) – Seacombe Ferry, Cheshire 04.01.2015

cattle-egret-at-bmw-2016_edited-1

Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire 23.09.2015

manchester-great-grey-shrike_edited-1

Great Grey Shrike (Lanuis excubitor) – Little Woolden Moss, Gtr Manchester

Orange-billed Tern

‘Orange-billed Tern’ (Thalasseus sp) – New Quay, Ceredigion 29.08.15*

dusky-4_edited-1

1st winter female Dusky Thrush (Turdus eunomus) – Beely Derbyshire 11.12.2016

long-billed Dowitcher 1_edited-1

1st winter Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus) at RSPB Marshside, Lancashire

Burton GWE 2_edited-1

Great Egret (Ardea alba) Burton Marsh, Cheshire 05.11.17*

BMW Ring-necked Duck mki_edited-1

Adult male Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) – RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire 10.05.18

BMW Cattle Egret_edited-1

Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) – RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire 05.11.17

marshside cattle egret_edited-1

Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) – RSPB Marshside, Lancashire 21.10.17

non-photoshoped-image-of-ruff-bellied-pipit-copy

Buff-bellied Pipit (ssp. rubescens) – Burton Marsh, Cheshire 21.12.13

red-necked-phalorope-copy

Juvenile Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, Cheshire 21.09.14

pbg-copy

Adult Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus Podiceps) RSPB Leighton Moss, Lancashire 26.04.2015

be-flight-copy

Adult European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) – Brampton, Cumbria 24.06.2015

sabines-gull-not-cropped-copy

Adult summer Sabine’s Gull (Xema sabini) – Pennington Flash, Greater Manchester 15.08.15

hoopoe-copy

Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops) – New Brighton, Cheshire 08.09.2015

lg13-copy

1st winter Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla) – New Brighton, Cheshire 03.02.2016

Pallid Harrier at Denhall_edited-1.jpg

Adult female Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) – Neston Old Quay, Cheshire 01.10.2017

Snowy Owl mkiiiiiii_edited-1

Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) – Amlwch, Angelsey 15.06.18

juv-red-backed-shrike-copy

1st winter Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio) РMeols, Cheshire  05.09.2015

red-footed-falcon-copy

1st summer Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) – Chatterly Whitehall, Staffordshire 11.05.2015

raddes-warbler_edited-1

Radde’s Warbler (Phylloscopus schwarzi) – YWT Spurn, East Yorkshire 15.10.2016

dusky-warbler-spurn_edited-1

Dusky Warbler (Phylloscopus fuscatus) – YWT Spurn, East Yorkshire 15.10.2016

spurn-ybw_edited-1

Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) – YWT Spurn, East Yorkshire 15.10.2016

shore-lark-spurn

1st winter male Horned Lark (ssp. flava) – YWT Spurn, East Yorkshire 15.10.2016

bean-white-fronted-geese-spurn_edited-1

Tundra Bean Geese (Anser serrirostris) Spurn, East Yorkshire*

bempton-bluethroat_edited-1

1st winter Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica) – RSPB Bempton Cliffs, East Yorkshire 08.10.2016

pallass-in-flight-thornwick-bay_edited-1

Pallas’s Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus proregulus) – Thornwick Bay, East Yorkshire 08.10.2016

Iberian Chiffchaff_edited-1

1st summer male Iberian Chiffchaff (Phyllosopus ibericus) – Thurstaston Hill, Cheshire 04.05.2018

easington-pallass-warbler_edited-1

Pallas’s Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus proregulus) – Easington, East Yorkshire 09.10.2016*

acrtic-warbler-ssp-bempton_edited-1

Arctic Warbler (Phylloscopus borealis) – RSPB Bempton Cliffs, East Yorkshire 08.10.2016

front-view-of-booted-warbler_edited-1

1st winter Booted Warbler (Iduna caligata) – Great Orme, Conwy 04.10.2016

Ortolan Bunting showing well at Nant, Bardsey Island_edited-1

Juvenile Ortolan Bunting (Embreiza hortulana) – Bardsey Island, Gwynedd 24.08.2016

Melo Warbler in the Obs_edited-1

Juvenile Melodious Warbler (Hippolasis polyglotta) – Bardsey Island, Gwynedd 24.08.2016

Minsmere - Western Purple Swamphen (1st for Britain)_edited-1

Adult Western Swamphen (Porphyrio Porphyrio) – RSPB Minsmere, Suffolk 03.08.16

Long-tailed Skua at NB

1st winter pale phase Long-tailed Skua (Stercorarius longicaudus) – New Brighton, Cheshire 09.10.15

KING EIDER (drake) on Ythan Estuary_edited-1

Eclipse male King Eider (Somatria spectabilis) – Ythan Estuary, Aberdeenshire 26.06.2016

2nd winter Iceland Gull_edited-1

juvenile Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) – Sandbach Flash’s, Cheshire 03.02.18

GREAT KNOT AT TITCHWELL_edited-1

Adult summer plumaged Great Knot (Calidris tenuirostris) – Scolt Head Island, Norfolk 20.06.2016

Little Bittern_edited-1

Adult male Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus) – RSPB Old Moor, West Yorkshire 05.06.2016

'American' Horned Lark @ Staines Reservoir, Surrey 3_edited-1

1st winter female ‘American’ Horned Lark (Ehmophila alpestris alpestris) – Staines reservoir, Surrey 10.02.18

Crane at Lakenheath_edited-1

Adult Common Crane (Grus grus) – RSPB Lakenheath Fen, Suffolk 28,05.2016

Kentish Plover_edited-1

Adult male Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrines) – Audenshaw Reservoir, Greater Manchester 27.04.16

Adult summer Sabine’s Gull (Xema sabini) – Pennington Flash 08.08.2016

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