Latest BBRC decisions - July 2017

Discussion in 'Bird Recording in the Outer Hebrides' started by YvonneB, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. YvonneB

    YvonneB South Uist

    Feb 5, 2017
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    BBRC are no longer emailing people when a decision has been made to inform them of the committee's decision. They are producing a quarterly Work In Progress (WIP) file and announcing the decision on Twitter (their account is @_BBRC

    Below are the decisions in the latest WIP file (July 2017). Apologies to those of you who have not received notification of the decision - as i'm playing catch up on all the records since taking over as county bird recorder earlier this year i'm not sure, at this stage who has been informed of BBRC decisions and who hasn't! From now onwards I have a system set up and will be able to contact people as soon as I know the decision.

    Ref. No Progress First Seen Last Seen Name Scientific Name Location

    6486 OK 05-Nov-15 15-Jan-16 King Eider Somateria spectabilis Sound of Harris

    6826 OK 11-Nov-16 12-Jan-17 American Coot Fulica americana Loch nam Feithean, North Uist

    6518 OK 06-Sep-16 07-Sep-16 Baird’s Sandpiper Calidris bairdii Frobost then Boisdale, South Uist

    6764 OK 31-Aug-16 04-Sep-16 Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri Aird an Runair, North Uist

    6520 OK 18-Aug-16 20-Aug-16 Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla Balgarva, South Uist

    6979 OK 07-Sep-16 08-Sep-16 Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes Loch Staipabhat

    6921 OK 10-Sep-16 11-Sep-16 Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes Gob Steinis

    6808 OK 24-Feb-16 22-Apr-16 American Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus Garrygall, Craigston and surrounds, Barra

    6407 OK 22-May-16 31-May-16 Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus Near Loch Sandary, North Uist

    6699 OK 28-Nov-13 28-Nov-13 Gyr Falcon Falco rusticolus Balelone, North Uist

    6563 OK 29-Sep-16 30-Sep-16 Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus Eoligarry, Barra

    6747 OK 13-Oct-16 13-Oct-16 Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis Cuidhir, Barra

    5555 NP 27-May-14 27-May-14 Blyth’s Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum Solas, North Uist

    7042 OK 22-Sep-16 25-Sep-16 Swainson’s Thrush Catharus ustulatus Bornish, South Uist

    6447 OK 13-Jun-16 13-Jun-16 Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris Near Kildonan, South Uist

    6429 OK 03-May-16 04-May-16 White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys Port of Ness, Lewis

    6763 NP 01-Oct-16 29-Oct-16 White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis Lochmaddy, North Uist

    OK = Accepted
    NP = Not proven

    If you have any queries or questions at all please email me
    Cheers - Yvonne Benting, County Bird Recorder
  2. YvonneB

    YvonneB South Uist

    Feb 5, 2017
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    And as of July 2017 these are the records that are currently in consideration (some of them date back to the year dot!)

    Ref.No Progress First Seen Last Seen Name Scientific Name Location

    917 IC 15-Nov-06 15-Nov-06 Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii Balemore, North Uist

    919 IC 08-May-07 08-May-07 Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii Unknown location

    2154 IC 19-May-07 27-May-07 Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii Hirta, St Kilda

    5570 IC 17-Dec-14 24-Dec-14 Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii Baleshare, North Uist

    566 IC 04-Nov-07 15-Feb-08 Richardson’s Cackling Goose B. h. hutchinsii Bernary, Barra Isles

    3959 IC 15-Apr-12 15-Apr-12 Richardson’s Cackling Goose B. h. hutchinsii Malacleit, North Uist

    3956 IC 21-Apr-12 21-Apr-12 Richardson’s Cackling Goose B. h. hutchinsii Aird an Rùnair, North Uist

    4552 IC 10-Feb-13 10-Apr-13 Richardson’s Cackling Goose B. h. hutchinsii Balranald, North Uist

    3956.1 IC 20-Apr-13 20-Apr-13 Richardson’s Cackling Goose B. h. hutchinsii Balelone

    3959.1 IC 20-Apr-13 20-Apr-13 Richardson’s Cackling Goose B. h. hutchinsii Balelone

    5760 IC 15-Oct-14 15-Oct-14 Richardson’s Cackling Goose B. h. hutchinsii Eoligarry, Barra

    6248 IC 29-Jul-90 29-Jul-90 Macaronesian Shearwater Puffinus baroli Butt of Lewis, Lewis

    7077 IC 26-Mar-17 26-Mar-17 Allen’s Gallinule Porphyrio alleni Hirta, St Kilda

    7079 IC 28-Sep-16 28-Sep-16 Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus South Dell, Lewis

    6924.1 IC 21-Jan-17 29-Jan-17 Gyr Falcon Falco rusticolus Balranald, North Uist

    6924 IC 05-Feb-17 05-Feb-17 Gyr Falcon Falco rusticolus Toe Head, South Harris

    5815 IC 09-Oct-14 11-Oct-14 N. American Horned Lark E. a. alpestris Askernish, South Uist

    277 IC 23-Oct-04 23-Oct-04 Western Bonelli’s Warbler Phylloscopus bonelli Vatersay, Barra Isles

    6765 IC 11-Oct-16 11-Oct-16 Eastern Yellow Wagtails (group) M. f. plexa/tschutschensis/taivana/macronyx Carinish, North Uist
  3. YvonneB

    YvonneB South Uist

    Feb 5, 2017
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    Waiting for Info: Used for taxa where research is in progress, often this revolves around taxonomy and which races are valid. Until that is resolved they won't be assessed.

    Currently Lesser Whitethroats, some Gull races and Grey-bellied Brant are in this category.
    All "waiting for info" records for OH are in excess of 10 years old!

    Ref.No Progress First Seen Last Seen Name Scientific Name Location

    1467 Waiting for info 29-Jan-05 03-Apr-05 Grey-bellied Brant B. b. hrota/nigricans (?) Balranald, North Uist

    102 Waiting for info 13-Oct-05 13-Oct-05 Russian Mew Gull L. c. heinei Traigh Hamara, Borve, Barra

    1464 Waiting for info 04-Dec-04 04-Dec-04 Desert Lesser Whitethroat S. c. minula Mangersta, Lewis

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