Early present in the form of Northern Harrier split...
The BOURC Taxonomic Sub-Committee (TSC) has, in this issue of Ibis, published its latest recommendations relating to the British List (Sangster et al. 2016. Ibis 158: 202-205). It is formally noted here that all recommendations therein are adopted with immediate effect. As a result of these changes, Northern Harrier Circus hudsonius is added to Category A of the British List as a separate species from Hen Harrier C. cyaneus. The species is a rarity and all records must be assessed by BBRC (indicated by ‘†’ below). Northern Harrier should be listed after Hen Harrier.
- Isles of Scilly, Oct 1982 – Jun 1983
- Orkney, Sep–Oct 2008
- Co Durham, Feb 2009
- Norfolk, Oct 2010 – 2011
- Cambridgeshire, Oct–Nov 2013
- Cornwall, Nov 2013
- Dorset, Apr 2014
I saw the Norfolk bird.
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