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Wednesday 22nd February 2017  
  Lingering rarities today included the Pine Bunting in Yorkshire, Hume's Warbler in Dorset, Eastern Black Redstart in Cleveland, Desert Wheatear in Devon, Pacific Divers in Cornwall and Northumberland and Hudsonian Whimbrel in Cornwall.

Scarcity totals included a Bluethroat, a Serin, a Rose-coloured Starling, a Pomarine Skua, a Little Auk, two Yellow-browed Warblers, two Richard's Pipits, two American Wigeon, three Green-winged Teal, three Ring-necked Ducks, three Kumlien's Gulls, five Ring-billed Gulls and eight Great Grey Shrikes.
Will Soar, RBA
Tuesday 21st February 2017  
  Lingering rarities still present today included the Blue Rock Thrush in Gloucestershire, Pine Bunting in Yorkshire, Pacific Divers in Northumberland and Cornwall, Killdeer in Shetland, Hudsonian Whimbrel in Cornwall, Red-flanked Bluetail in Glamorgan, Hume's Warbler in Dorset, Desert Wheatear in Devon, Eastern Black Redstart in Cleveland, Black Duck in Highland and Pallid Harrier in Yorkshire.

Scarcity highlights included a Bluethroat, a Little Bunting, a Rose-coloured Starling, a Temminck's Stint, two Richard's Pipits, two Yellow-browed Warblers, two Lapland Buntings, two Rough-legged Buzzards, two Glossy Ibises, an American Wigeon, a Green-winged Teal and three Ring-necked Ducks.
Will Soar, RBA
Monday 20th February 2017  
  Rarities today comprised the Blue Rock Thrush still in Gloucestershire, Pine Buntings in both Kent and North Yorkshire, Red-flanked Bluetail in Glamorgan, Desert Wheatear in Devon, Eastern Black Redstart in Cleveland, Hume's Warbler on Dorset, Northern Harrier on the Orkney Isles, Pacific Divers in both Cornwall and Northumberland, Hudsonian Whimbrel in Cornwall, Black Scoter in County Kerry, Richardson's Cackling Goose in Argyll and Bonaparte's Gulls in both Clyde and County Cork.

Scarcities included Bluethroat (Lincolnshire), Rose-coloured Starling (West Sussex), Little Bunting (Bedfordshire), Rough-legged Buzzard (Cambridgeshire), Surf Scoter (Conwy), Lesser Snow Goose (Lancashire), two Ring-necked Ducks, three each of Yellow-browed Warbler and Glossy Ibis, four American Wigeons, six each of Ring-billed Gull and Lapland Bunting, eight Great Grey Shrikes, 32 Cattle Egrets, and 36 Shorelarks.
Chris Batty, RBA
Sunday 19th February 2017  
  Lingering rarities still present today included the Blue Rock Thrush in Gloucestershire, Red-flanked Bluetail in Glamorgan, Pine Buntings in Yorkshire and Kent, Eastern Black Redstart in Cleveland, Hume's Warbler in Dorset, Desert Wheatear in Devon, American Coot in the Western Isles, Pacific Divers in Northumberland and Cornwall, White-billed Diver in Orkney, Hooded Merganser in Clyde, King Eider in County Kerry, Black Duck in Highland, Hudsonian Whimbrel in Cornwall, Lesser Yellowlegs in Dorset, Bonaparte's Gulls in Clyde and County Cork, Richardson's Cackling Goose in Argyll and Ferruginous Duck in Hampshire.

Scarcity highlights included the Bluethroat, Rose-coloured Starling, two Little Buntings, three Richard's Pipits, six Yellow-browed Warblers, a Lesser Snow Goose, a Todd's Canada Goose and a Temminck's Stint.
Will Soar, RBA
Saturday 18th February 2017  
  Lingering rarities still present today included the Blue Rock Thrush in Gloucestershire, Pine Buntings in Kent and Yorkshire, Red-flanked Bluetail in Glamorgan, Hume's Warbler in Dorset, Eastern Black Redstart in Cleveland, Desert Wheatear in Devon, Coues's Arctic Redpoll in Clyde, Pacific Divers in Northumberland and Cornwall, Black Duck in Highland, Lesser Scaup in Orkney, Red-breasted Goose in Lancashire, Killdeer in Shetland, Hudsonian Whimbrel in Cornwall, Lesser Yellowlegs in Dorset, Bonaparte's Gull in Clyde and Pallid Harrier in Yorkshire.

Scarcity highlights included a Bluethroat, a Little Bunting, a Serin, a Night Heron, a Temminck's Stint, two Rose-coloured Starlings, three Richard's Pipits and four Yellow-browed Warblers.
Will Soar, RBA
Friday 17th February 2017  
  Rarities today comprised the Blue Rock Thrush still in Gloucestershire, Pine Bunting in North Yorkshire, Pacific Diver, Desert Wheatear and Bonaparte's Gull in Devon, Pacific Diver and Black Scoter in Northumberland, Forster's Tern in County Galway, Hooded Merganser and Coues's Arctic Redpoll in Clyde, Pallid Harrier in East Yorkshire, Black Duck in Highland, Red-flanked Bluetail in Glamorgan, Eastern Black Redstart in Cleveland, Hume's Warbler and Lesser Yellowlegs in Dorset, King Eider in County Kerry and Red-breasted Goose in Lancashire.

Scarcities included Bluethroat (Lincolnshire), Serin (East Sussex), Rose-coloured Starling (West Sussex), two Rough-legged Buzzards, three each of both Little Bunting and Richard's Pipit, four each of Ring-billed Gull and Glossy Ibis, five American Wigeons, six Ring-necked Ducks, eight Great Grey Shrikes, 13 Lapland Buntings, 35 Shorelarks, 46 Cattle Egrets and 109 Tundra Bean Geese.
Chris Batty, RBA
Thursday 16th February 2017  
  The highlight of the day was the discovery of the first Pacific Diver for Devon in Tor Bay off Broadsands and present until dusk; the fourth individual seen between Britain and Ireland this winter.

Lingering rarities confirmed as still present today were the Blue Rock Thrush in Wiltshire, Pacific Diver in Northumberland, Pallid Harrier in East Yorkshire, Desert Wheatear in Devon, Hume's Warbler in Dorset, Red-flanked Bluetail in Glamorgan, Coues's Arctic Redpoll in Clyde, Eastern Black Redstart in Cleveland, Hudsonian Whimbrel and Lesser Scaup in Cornwall, Red-breasted Goose in Lancashire, Lesser Yellowlegs in Dorset, two Richardson's Cackling Geese together in Argyll, and White-billed Divers on both the Orkney Isles and the Shetland Isles.

Scarcities included Bluethroat (Lincolnshire), Serin (East Sussex), Ring-billed Gull (Pembrokeshire), American Wigeon (Fife) and Lesser Snow Goose (Lancashire), two each of Rose-coloured Starling, Rough-legged Buzzard, Surf Scoter and Yellow-browed Warbler, three Little Buntings, four Glossy Ibises, five Ring-necked Ducks, 10 Great Grey Shrikes, 12 Lapland Buntings, 39 Shorelarks, 44 Cattle Egrets, and a total of 121 Tundra Bean Geese.
Chris Batty, RBA
Wednesday 15th February 2017  
  Rarities today comprised the Pacific Diver still in Northumberland, Blue Rock Thrush still in Gloucestershire, Snowy Owl, White-billed Diver and Lesser Scaup on the Orkney Isles, Hooded Merganser in Clyde, Hudsonian Whimbrel and Lesser Scaup in Cornwall, Pallid Harrier in East Yorkshire, Desert Wheatear and Bonaparte's Gull in Devon, Coues's Arctc Redpoll in Clyde, Eastern Black Redstart in Cleveland, Lesser Yellowlegs in Dorset, King Eider in County Kerry and two Richardson's Cackling Geese in Argyll.

Scarcities included Bluethroat (Lincolnshire), Little Bunting (Bedfordshire), Yellow-browed Warbler (Devon), Surf Scoter (Lothian), Rough-legged Buzzard (Norfolk), two each of Richard's Pipit, Snow Goose and Glossy Ibis, three each of American Wigeon and Ring-necked Duck, four Ring-billed Gulls, five Great Grey Shrikes, 22 Cattle Egrets, 40 Lapland Buntings and 48 Shorelarks.
Chris Batty, RBA
Tuesday 14th February 2017  
  In Highland the Siberian Accentor remained in Highland at an undisclosed site near Invergordon, with other Scottish rarities today comprised the American Coot still on the Western Isles, the Killdeer still on the Shetland Isles, and the Hooded Merganser still in Clyde with two Coues's Arctic Redpolls identified at nearby Hamilton.

Elsewhere, lingering rarities confirmed as still present were the Blue Rock Thrush in Gloucestershire, Pacific Diver in Northumberland, Hudsonian Whimbrel and Lesser Scaup in Cornwall, Desert Wheatear in Devon, Eastern Black Redstart in Cleveland, Red-breasted Goose in Lancashire, Bonaparte's Gull in County Cork and Lesser Yellowlegs in Dorset.

Scarcities included Bluethroat (Lincolnshire), Rose-coloured Starling (West Sussex), Richard's Pipit (Gloucestershire), Rough-legged Buzzard (Cambridgeshire), Glossy Ibis (Cambridgeshire), Lapland Bunting (Bedfordshire), Yellow-browed Warbler (Devon), two each of Little Bunting and Snow Goose, three each of American Wigeon, Great Grey Shrike and Kumlien's Gull, five each of Ring-billed Gull and Ring-necked Duck, 36 Cattle Egrets, and a total of 77 Shorelarks.
Chris Batty, RBA
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