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Scarce and Rare birds in Britain

Images here are generally record shots of birds photographed due to there occurrence at the locaton being noteworthy.
Most will be taken in Hampshire unless otherwise stated.

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Black-bellied Dipper

Pallid Harrier Juvenile
Burpham, West Sussex – 21st Sept 2011

Juv White-tailed Eagle
Newnham, Basingstoke - 24th February 2011

Long-billed Dowitcher
Poule Park, Dorset - 8th February 2011

Long-billed Dowitcher

Ibsley North pit, Hampshire - 11th October 2009

Oriental Pratincole
Breach Pool, Pagham Harbour, West Sussex - 29th May 2009

Also click here for a composite of a burst of flight shots.

Icterine Warbler
Hayling Island - 13th May 2009

White-throated Sparrow
Old Whinchester Hill, Hampshire - April 2009

Glaucous Gull - 2nd Winter
Southsea Castle, Hampshire - 31st January 2008

Caspian Gull
Blashford- January 2009

1st winter Female Waxwing
Petersfield, Moggs Mead, December 2008

Ring-necked Duck
Passfield pond, Hampshire - December 2008

Yellow-browed Warbler
Newlands Farm, Fareham, Hampshire - 14th December 2008

Snow Bunting
Eastoke, Hayling Island - 3th November 2008

Melodious Warbler
Barton on Sea - 8th October 2008

1st Winter Grey Phalarope
Sandy Point - 6th October 2008

1w Red backed Shrike
Pennington - 3rd October 2008

Juv Sabine's Gull
Riverside Walk, Southampton - 8th September 2008

Grey Phalarope
Woolmer Pond 7th September 2008

Grey Phalarope
Keyhaven Marshes, Fishtail Lagoon - 21st August 2008

1st Summer Male Red Footed Falcon
Beaulieu Road Station/ Shatterford/ Denny Wood/ Bishops Dyke
25th May 2008

Glossy Ibis
Pennington Marshes - 17th May 2008

Temminck's Stint
Farlington Marshes - 14th May 2008

Pallas's Warbler
Sandy Point, Hayling Island - 8th April 2008


Common Crane
Woolmer Pond, Hampshire - 8th-9th April 2008

Whooper Swan
Testwood Lakes, Hampshire - 26th March 2008

Ring-billed Gull
A few shots of the returning Gosport bird

Lapland Bunting (longspur)
Cut bridge, Hurst, Hampshire - January/February 2008

Juv Barred Warbler
Sinah, Hayling Island, Hampshire, October 2007

Pectoral Sandpiper
Pagham Harbour LNR, West Sussex, October 2007

Spotted Crake
Farlington Marshes, Hampshire, 14th September 2007

 Juv Red Backed Shrike
Mill Rythe, Hayling Island, 1st September 2007

European Spoonbill
Titchfield Haven NNR - 23rd May 2007

American Golden Plover
Farlington Marshes - May 2007

Calshot Marshes - April and May 2007

Nesting Black Swans!
Headley Mill pond NE Hampshire

Red-breasted Goose
Lymoor Lane, Keyhaven and Pennington - January 2007

Dusky Warbler
Sandy point nature reserve - 2nd November 2006

Red Backed Shrike
Thorney Island, West Sussex - 18th Sept 2006

Woodchat Shrike
Southmoors, Hampshire - 28th August 2006

Woodchat Shrike

Near Clanfield, Hampshire - 7th May 2006

Stone Curlew
Northney, Hayling Island - 5th Feb 2006

Cattle Egret
Church Lane, Warblington - January 2006

Snow Bunting

Hayling Island - December 2005 - January 2006

Lapland Bunting (longspur)
Bronwich cliffs , Hampshire - October/November 2005

Desert Wheatear
Hayling Island , Hampshire - 13th November 2005

Bordon, Hampshire - 19th February 2005

Ring-billed Gull
Walpole Park, Hampshire

Laughing Gull
Walpole Park, Hampshire - November 2005

Wilsons Phalarope
Farlington Marshes HWT - 22nd August 2005

Red-necked Phalarope
Lodmoor (RSPB) Dorset - 12th September 2004

Lesser Sand Plover
Keyhaven, Hampshire - 24th July 2003

Black Headed Bunting
Birdham, West Sussex - July 2003