Rare & scarce bird photos in Britain by Paul Bowyer:

Long-toed Stint St Aidan's RSPB, West Yorkshire 10th October 2021

River Warbler Ham Wall RSPB 5th June 2021

Gray Catbird Trevescan, Cornwall 17th October 2018

Siberian Accentor Spurn 16th October 2016

Great Knot Gore Point 26th June 2016

Hudsonian Godwit Meare Heath, Somerst 25th April 2015

Long-tailed Duck Cheddar Reservoir 3rd March 2014

Orphean Warbler St Brides, Pembrokeshire 24th November 2013

Two-barred Crossbill nr Worgreens Lake, Forest of Dean 18th November 2013

Common Yellowthroat Rhiwderin, Gwent 25th February 2012

Richardson's Canada Goose Tor Reservoir 2nd January 2012

Kentish Plover Sand Bay 2nd May 2011

American Bittern Walmsley Sanctuary 5th November 2010

Pomarine Skua Weymouth Harbour 29th October 2010

Honey Buzzard Weston STW 22nd August 2010

Common Crane Weston STW 22nd December 2009

Black-throated Diver Cheddar Reservoir 28th December 2009

Pomarine Skua Beachley Point, Gloucestershire 29th November 2009

Red-throated Diver Chard Reservoir, 7th November 2009

Brown Shrike Staines Moor, Surrey 17th October 2009

Blue-winged Teal Weston Sewage Works 28th September 2009

American Wigeon Weston STW 5th June 2009 on the water; photo of upper wing

Ferruginous Duck Weston STW 15th October 2008

Barred Warbler Brean Down, Somerset 16th September 2008

Red-necked Phalarope Weston Sewage Works, Avon 23rd August 2008

Whiskered Tern Berrow Dunes 5th May 2008

Bonaparte's Gull Cheddar Reservoir, Somerset 24th February 2008

Red-necked Grebe Cheddar Reservoir, Somerset 24th February 2008

King Eider Appledor, Taw Estuary, Devon 23rd February 2008

White-crowned Sparrow Cley-next-the-Sea, Norfolk 9th January 2008

Cattle Egret Leigh-upon-Mendip, Somerset

Long-billed Dowitcher Bowling Green Marsh, Devon 13th December 2007

Desert Wheatear Horsey, Norfolk 25th November 2007

Pechora Pipit Goodwick Moor, Fishguard, Pembrokshire 22nd November 2007

Grey Phalarope Berrow Beach, Somerset 13th November 2007

Pomarine Skua Berrow Beach, Somerset 13th November 2007

Glossy Ibis Greylake RSPB, Somerset 12th Novermber 2007

Mourning Dove Carnach, North Uist 3rd November 2007

Purple Heron Meare Heath, Somerset 14th October 2007

Yellow-browed Warbler Sand Point, Avon 7th October 2007

Brown Flycatcher Flamborough Head, East Yorkshire 4th October 2007

Long-tailed Skua nr East Bridgford, Nottinghamshire 22nd September 2007

Great White Egret Westhay Moor Nature Reserve 9th September 2007

Purple Heron Aller Moor, nr Oathe, Somerset 8th September 2007

Spotted Crake Coombe Hill Nature Reserve, Gloucestershire. 3rd September 2007

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Oare Marsh N.R. 11th August 2007

White-tailed Plover Caerlaverock WWT, Dumfries and Galoway 6th June 2007

Black-browed Albatross Sula Sgeir 8th May 2007

Glossy Ibis Frampton 100 acre, Gloucestershire 22nd April 2007

Marbled Duck Saul Wharf, Gloucestershire 22nd April 2007

Common Crane Cropredy, Oxfordshire 31st March 2007

Lesser Scaup Cheddar Reservoir, Somerset 25th March 2007

Hoopoe Knighton, Somerset 23rd March 2007

1st winter Glaucous Gull Slimbridge, Gloucestershire 11th March 2007

White-billed diver copperhouse creek, hayle cornwall 3rd march 2007

Lesser Yellowlegs Thornham, Norfolk 4th February 2007

Pacific Diver Farnham Gravel Pits North Yorkshire 30th January 2007

American Robin Bingley, North Yorkshire 30th January 2007

Cirl Bunting Broadsands, Devon 27th January 2007

Bittern Slimbridge, Gloucestershire 20th January 2007

Laughing Gull Newton Abbot, Devon 14th January 2007

Spotted Sandpiper Hayle Estuary, Cornwall 14th January 2007

Surf Scoter Beer, Devon 28th December 2006

Grey Phalarope West Bexington, Dorset 19th December 2006

Cattle Egret Budleigh Salterton, River Otter, Devon 16th December 2006

Great Skua and Leach's Petrels Severn Beach, Avon 7th December 2006

Falcated Duck Topsham, Devon 29th November 2006

Yellow-browed Warbler Apex Lakes, Burnham-on-Sea, Soms 19th November 2006

Long-billed Murrelet Dawlish, Devon 11th November 2006

Red-breasted Goose Wyke Regis, Dorset 4th November 2006

Yellow-browed Warbler Sand Point, Avon 28th October 2006

Two-barred Greenish Warbler Filey, N.Yorks 18th October 2006

Lesser Yellowlegs River Axe, Avon/Somerset 7th-11th October 2006

Buff-breasted Sandpiper Parrett Estuary, Somerset 7th October 2006

Pectoral Sandpiper Huntspill Sluice, Somerset 28th August 2006

Pine Grosbeak Gilston, Hertfordshire 15th July 2006

Storm Petrel Severn Beach, Avon 10th May 2006

Spoonbill Weston STW, Avon 12th May 2006

Whiskered Tern Chew Valley Lake, Avon 28th April 2006

Wryneck Warmley, Avon 26th April 2006

White Stork nr Wick, Somerset 25th March 2006

Brunnich's Guillemot Bressay, Shetland 3rd December 2005

Grey Cheeked Thrush Great Wood C.P., Hertfordshire 15th November 2005

Upland Sandpiper Clevedon, Avon 12th November 2005

Green Heron Red Wharf Bay, Anglesey 13th November 2005

American Golden Plover Steart, Somerset 5th November 2005

Laughing Gull Ogmore Est, Glamorgan 5th November 2005

Velvet Scoter Chew Valley Lake, Avon 20th October 2005

Hawfinch Beacon Lane, Spurn, Yorkshire 17th October 2005

Snow Bunting Brean Down, Somerset 16th October 2005

Pallas's Warbler Portand Bill, Dorset 11th October 2005

Squacco Heron Newton Abbot, Devon 6th October 2005

Yellow-browed Warbler Brean Down, Somerset 5th October 2005

Isabelline Wheatear Landguard Point, Suffolk 4th October 2005

Red-necked Phalarope Slimbridge, Gloucs 4th October 2005

Little Crake Slimbridge, Gloucs 2nd October 2005

Blackpoll Warbler St Agnes 29th September 2005

Spotted Sandpiper St Agnes 28th September 2005

Bairds Sandpiper St Agnes 28th September 2005

Greenish Warbler St Agnes 29th September 2005

Sora St Marys 28th September 2005

Common Rosefinch St Marys 29th September 2005

Sabines Gull Chew Valley Lake, Avon 18th September 2005

Wryneck Sand Point, Avon 11th Sept 2005

White-winged Black Tern Weston STW, Avon 7th Sept 2005

Wilsons Phalarope Bowling Green Marsh, Topsham, Devon 20th August 2005 photo1, photo2

Lesser Crested Tern Arnolds Marsh, Cley, Norfolk 19th July 2005 Photo

Sooty Tern Skerries, Anglesey 8th July 2005

White Stork Middlezoy, Somerset 16th June 2005

Woodchat Shrike (L.S. Badius) Uphill, Avon 13th June 2005

White-rumped Sandpiper Bowling Green Marsh, Devon 4th June 2005

Woodchat Shrike Slapton Ley, Devon 4th June 2005

Trumpeter Finch Languard, Suffolk 21st May 2005 photo1, photo2

Barrows Goldeneye Ythan Estuary, Aberdeenshire 14th May 2005 photo1, photo2

Black-Winged Stilt Frampton-On-Severn, Gloucestershire 14th May 2005

Osprey Sand Bay, Avon 24th April 2005

Kentish Plover (record shot) Dawlish Warren, Devon 13th April 2005

Great Spotted Cuckoo nr Worthing, West Sussex 9th April 2005

Belted Kingfisher Shugborough, Staffs, 1st April 2005

White Stork (video still) Midelney, Somerset 31st March 2005

Red Kite South Wales, March 2005

Iceland Gull Aberystwyth, March 2005

Glaucous Gull Nether Stowey, Somerset 8th February 2005

Waxwing Cornwallis Avenue, Weston Super Mare, Avon 23rd January 2005

White Tailed Eagle Great Bircham, Norfolk 15th January 2005

Sora Attenborough Gravel Pits, Nottinghamshire 27th December 2004

Cattle Egret Firsdown/Pitton X-roads, Wiltshire 12th December 2004

Great White Egret Mockbeggar Lake, Hampshire 12th December 2004

Little Crake Marazion Marsh, Cornwall 13th November 2004

Masked Shrike Kilrenny Common, Fife 31st October 2004

Barred Warbler Marton Mere LNR, Lancs 24th October 2004 (record shot)

Rose-coloured Starling Berrow Church, Somerset 16th October 2004

Yellow Warbler Barra, Western Isles 6th October 2004

Cream Coloured Courser, St Martins, Isles of Scilly 30th September 2004

Short Toed Lark St Marys, Isles of Scilly 29th September 2004

Lapland Bunting St Agnes, Isles of Scilly 29th September 2004

White-Winged Black Tern Walrow Gravel Pits, Somerset 31st August 2004 (perched)

White Winged Black Tern Walrow Gravel Pits, Somerset 29th August 2004 (in flight)

Wryneck Brean Down, Somerset 25th August 2004

Black Crowned Night Heron Sheepwash Urban Country Park, Dudley, West Midlands 8th August 2004 (SO 974 916)

Montagu's Harrier 24th July 2004

Woodchat Shrike Kennard Moor, Somerset 24th July 2004

Ring Necked Duck Barrow Gurney Tank No.3, Avon. 20th June 2004

Broad Billed Sandpiper Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire 8th June 2004

Bufflehead Whitemoor Hay, Staffordshire 31st May 2004

Rock Thrush Harford, Dartmoor, Devon 25th May 2004

Red Rumped Swallow West Huntspill, Somerset 1st May 2004

Hoopoe Sharkham Point, Devon 17th April 2004

Franklins Gull Radipole Lake, Dorset 27th March 2004

Bonapartes Gull Marazion Beach, Cornwall 13th March 2004

Rose Coloured Starling St Johns Church, Penzance, Cornwall 13th March 2004

Pine Bunting Chosley Drying Barns, Norfolk 1st March 2004

Harlequin Duck Col Bay, Nr Stornoway, Lewis, Western Isles 21st Feb 2004

Penduline Tit Slapton Higher Ley, Devon 17th January 2004

American Robin Grimsby, Lincolnshire 10th January 2004

Baltimore Oriole, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire 22nd December 2003

Savannah Sparrow Fair Isle 19th October 2003

Pectoral Sandpiper Durleigh Reservoir, Somerset 13th August 2003

Black Kite Kinbrace Scotland 3rd July 2003

Isabelline Shrike Porlock Somerset 3rd June 2003

Black Lark South Stack RSPB Anglesey 2nd June 2003

White Throated Sparrow Caldy, Merseyside 23rd May 2003

Glossy Ibis Bowling Green Marsh, Devon 8th March 2003

Dark Breasted Barn Owl Bowling Green Marsh, Devon 8th March 2003

Great Grey Shrike Handsacre, Staffs 16th January 2003

Rufous Turtle Dove Stromness, Orkney 6th December 2002

Ivory Gull Swansea, Glamorgan 3rd December 2002

Whooper Swan Haymoor, Somerset 26th November 2002

Great Northern Diver Cheddar Reservoir, Somerset 15th November 2002

Temmincks Stint Blagdon Lake, North Somerset 9th November 2002

Killdeer St Agnes 7th November 2002

Grey Phalarope Gailey Reservoir, Staffordshire 3rd November 2002

Common Cranes - Stileway, Somerset 31st October 2002

Wood Sandpiper Catcott Lows 6th May 2002

Little Bittern Marsh Barton Industrial Estate, Devon 27th March 2002

1st winter Iceland Gull Plym Estuary 9th February 2002

Ross's Gull Plym Estuary 9th February 2002

Bonapartes Gull Millbrook 9th February 2002

Arctic Skua Chew Valley Lake 9th December 2001

Humes Warbler Portland November 2001 photo1, photo2

Snowy Egret Balvicar, Argyll November 2001 photo1, photo2