Articles - Rarities - Rarity records
Spring has arrived and among the birds on the move there is,somewhere, one out of its usual range. Do you wait for news of it or do you break the news? Years of testing theories by trial and error have made reader Paul Bowyer a breaker, not a waiter.
Many rarities are seen by more than one observer, and pose few problems for records committees. But what if you happen to bird on your own, shunning the crowds in pursuit of your own discoveries or simply live in a remote area? Frustrated by what he sees as a very raw deal for single observers, Sutherland-based ALAN VITTERY tackles the issues from a very personal perspective in this open letter to the British Birds Rarities Committee.
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