WP FIRST RECORDS
First Western Palearctic records found this date in past years - 22nd October:
Pale-legged or Sakhalin Leaf Warbler
22nd October, 2012.
Southwell, Portland, Dorset, England.
Despite very good pictures of the individual being taken, it has not been possible to specifically identify the bird. Its behaviour slightly favours Sakhalin Leaf Warbler
Saunders, P. 2012. The Pale-legged Leaf Warbler in Dorset - a new Western Palearctic bird. Birding World 25(10): 428-429
22nd October, 2005.
Ribeira do Gaivao, Corvo, Azores.
Remained until the 23rd November
Alfrey, P. American vagrants on the Island of Corvo, Azores, in October 2005. Birding World 18(11): 465-474
Two-barred Greenish Warbler
22nd October, 1987.
Gugh, Isles of Scilly, England.
Remained until the 27th October. Considered a race of Greenish Warbler by some
Bradshaw, C. 2001. 'Two-barred Greenish Warbler' on Scilly: new to Britain and Ireland. British Birds 94(6): 284-288
22nd October, 1985.
Lajes do Pico, Pico, Azores.
Remained until the 24th October
Parrott, J. et al 1987. Tricolored Heron on Azores in October 1985. Dutch Birding 9(1): 17-19
22nd October, 1982.
Porthellick Down, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, England.
North American race of Hen Harrier, aka Marsh Hawk. Remained until the following 8th June 1983 around several of the islands. Earlier claims of this form in the UK not accepted by the BOU.
Martin, J.P. 2008. From the Rarities Committee's files - 'Northern Harrier' on Scilly: new to Britain. British Birds 101(8): 394-407.
22nd October, 1959.
Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands), Iceland.
Cramp, S. (ed) 1985. BWP 4. Oxford University Press