Changes to Category A of the British List
The British Ornithologists' Union Records Committee (BOURC) has accepted the following to Category A of the British List:
'Siberian' Pied Flycatchher
Add subspecies sibirica.
First-winter trapped at Filey (North Yorkshire), 16th September 1996.
Lesser Sand Plover
Adult or first-summer at Donmouth (Aberdeenshire), 18th–19th August 1991.
The species has already been admitted to Category A, but this individual has now been accepted as the first record, pre-dating the 1997 record from Pagham Harbour (West Sussex). It was accepted as attributable to the C. m. mongolus/stegmanni group.
Further details will be published as part of the BOURC's 39th report due to be published in Ibis in January 2011.
First-winter at Nanjizal (Cornwall), 8th–9th October 2008.
This file has been returned to BBRC.
The British List now stands at 592 species (Category A=573; Category B=9; Category C=10).