Patrick Safford: Britain Year List 2023 BOU, All records Record(s) 1 to 239 of 239 total. Seq. Species Scientific Name Rare? Date Location Comments 1 Brent Goose Branta bernicla 2 Canada Goose Branta canadensis 3 Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis 4 Greylag Goose Anser anser 5 Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus 6 White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons 7 Mute Swan Cygnus olor 8 Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus 9 Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca 10 Shelduck Tadorna tadorna 11 Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata 12 Garganey Spatula querquedula 13 Shoveler Spatula clypeata 14 Gadwall Mareca strepera 15 Wigeon Mareca penelope 16 Mallard Anas platyrhynchos 17 Pintail Anas acuta 18 Teal Anas crecca 19 Pochard Aythya ferina 20 Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula 21 Scaup Aythya marila 22 King Eider Somateria spectabilis Yes 02/08/2023 Musselburgh 23 Eider Somateria mollissima 24 Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca 25 Common Scoter Melanitta nigra 26 Black Scoter Melanitta americana Yes 12/02/2023 Bamburgh 27 Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis 28 Goldeneye Bucephala clangula 29 Goosander Mergus merganser 30 Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator 31 Red Grouse Lagopus lagopus 32 Ptarmigan Lagopus muta 33 Grey Partridge Perdix perdix 34 Pheasant Phasianus colchicus 35 Quail Coturnix coturnix 11/05/2023 Fair Isle 36 Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa 37 Swift Apus apus 38 Cuckoo Cuculus canorus 39 Rock Dove (Feral Pigeon) Columba livia 40 Stock Dove Columba oenas 41 Woodpigeon Columba palumbus 42 Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis Yes 27/08/2023 South Uist 43 Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 44 Water Rail Rallus aquaticus 45 Corncrake Crex crex 46 Moorhen Gallinula chloropus 47 Coot Fulica atra 48 Crane Grus grus 49 Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis 50 Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus 51 Slavonian Grebe Podiceps auritus 52 Stone-curlew Burhinus oedicnemus 01/05/2023 Fair Isle 53 Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus 54 Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta 55 Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola 56 Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria 57 Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula 58 Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius 59 Lapwing Vanellus vanellus 60 Eurasian Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus 61 Curlew Numenius arquata 62 Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica 63 Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa 64 Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus Yes 05/03/2023 Cley 65 Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus 66 Woodcock Scolopax rusticola 67 Snipe Gallinago gallinago 68 Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos 69 Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus 70 Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola 09/05/2023 71 Redshank Tringa totanus 72 Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus 73 Greenshank Tringa nebularia 74 Turnstone Arenaria interpres 75 Knot Calidris canutus 76 Ruff Calidris pugnax 77 Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea 07/09/2023 Tyninghame 78 Sanderling Calidris alba 79 Dunlin Calidris alpina 80 Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima 81 Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos 27/08/2023 South Uist 82 Little Tern Sternula albifrons 83 Black Tern Chlidonias niger 84 Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea 85 Common Tern Sterna hirundo 86 Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii 87 Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis 88 Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus 89 Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla 90 Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus 91 Mediterranean Gull Ichthyaetus melanocephalus 92 Common Gull Larus canus 93 Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans 94 Herring Gull Larus argentatus 95 Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis 96 Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 97 Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus 98 Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 99 Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides 100 Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus 11/05/2023 Fair Isle 101 Arctic Skua Stercorarius parasiticus 02/05/2023 102 Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus 103 Great Skua Stercorarius skua 104 Puffin Fratercula arctica 105 Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle 106 Razorbill Alca torda 107 Brunnich's Guillemot Uria lomvia Yes 03/11/2023 St Abbs Head 108 Common Guillemot Uria aalge 109 Red-throated Diver Gavia stellata 110 Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica 111 Great Northern Diver Gavia immer 112 White-billed Diver Gavia adamsii 28/10/2023 St Abbs Head 113 Storm Petrel Hydrobates pelagicus 114 Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis 115 Cory's Shearwater Calonectris borealis 116 Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea 117 Great Shearwater Ardenna gravis 118 Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus 119 Gannet Morus bassanus 120 Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 121 Shag Gulosus aristotelis 122 Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia 123 Bittern Botaurus stellaris 124 Little Egret Egretta garzetta 125 Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis 126 Great White Egret Ardea alba 127 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 128 Osprey Pandion haliaetus 129 Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus 130 Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos 131 Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 132 Goshawk Accipiter gentilis 133 Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus 134 Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus 135 Red Kite Milvus milvus 136 White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla 12/05/2023 Fair Isle 137 Buzzard Buteo buteo 138 Barn Owl Tyto alba 139 Little Owl Athene noctua 140 Long-eared Owl Asio otus 141 Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus 142 Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus Yes 22/05/2023 Fair Isle 143 Tawny Owl Strix aluco 144 Kingfisher Alcedo atthis 145 Wryneck Jynx torquilla 146 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Dryobates minor 147 Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major 148 Green Woodpecker Picus viridis 149 Kestrel Falco tinnunculus 150 Merlin Falco columbarius 151 Hobby Falco subbuteo 152 Peregrine Falco peregrinus 153 Ring-necked Parakeet Psittacula krameri 154 Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio 12/05/2023 Fair Isle 155 Jay Garrulus glandarius 156 Magpie Pica pica 157 Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax 158 Jackdaw Coloeus monedula 159 Rook Corvus frugilegus 160 Carrion Crow Corvus corone 161 Hooded Crow Corvus cornix 162 Raven Corvus corax 163 Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus 164 Coal Tit Periparus ater 165 Crested Tit Lophophanes cristatus 166 Marsh Tit Poecile palustris 167 Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus 168 Great Tit Parus major 169 Bearded Tit Panurus biarmicus 170 Woodlark Lullula arborea 171 Skylark Alauda arvensis 172 Shore Lark Eremophila alpestris 17/04/2023 Fair Isle 173 Sand Martin Riparia riparia 19/03/2023 174 Swallow Hirundo rustica 175 House Martin Delichon urbicum 03/05/2023 176 Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti 177 Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus 178 Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus 179 Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita 180 Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus 181 Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus 182 Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia 01/05/2023 183 Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla 184 Garden Warbler Sylvia borin 185 Lesser Whitethroat Curruca curruca 28/04/2023 186 Western Subalpine Warbler Curruca iberiae Yes 22/05/2023 Fair Isle 187 Whitethroat Curruca communis 28/04/2023 188 Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla 189 Goldcrest Regulus regulus 190 Wren Troglodytes troglodytes 191 Nuthatch Sitta europaea 192 Treecreeper Certhia familiaris 193 Starling Sturnus vulgaris 194 Song Thrush Turdus philomelos 195 Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus 196 Redwing Turdus iliacus 197 Blackbird Turdus merula 198 Fieldfare Turdus pilaris 199 Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus 200 Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata 10/05/2023 Fair Isle 201 Robin Erithacus rubecula 202 Bluethroat Luscinia svecica 21/05/2023 Fair Isle 203 Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca 09/05/2023 204 Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros 205 Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus 28/04/2023 206 Whinchat Saxicola rubetra 02/05/2023 207 Stonechat Saxicola rubicola 208 Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe 209 Dipper Cinclus cinclus 210 Tree Sparrow Passer montanus 211 House Sparrow Passer domesticus 212 Dunnock Prunella modularis 213 Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava 14/04/2023 Fair Isle Blue-headed 214 Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola 05/05/2023 Fair Isle 215 Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea 216 Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba 217 Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis 218 Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis 219 Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni 03/05/2023 Fair Isle 220 Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta 221 Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus 222 Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs 223 Brambling Fringilla montifringilla 224 Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes 225 Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula 226 Greenfinch Chloris chloris 227 Twite Linaria flavirostris 228 Linnet Linaria cannabina 229 Common Redpoll Acanthis flammea 230 Lesser Redpoll Acanthis cabaret 231 Common Crossbill Loxia curvirostra 232 Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis 233 Siskin Spinus spinus 234 Lapland Bunting Calcarius lapponicus 235 Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis 236 Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra 237 Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella 238 Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus 239 Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus