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Tuesday 7th July 2020  
 

A potential Yelkouan Shearwater was photographed off Portland Bill in the morning and in the evening a Wilson's Petrel was seen during a Scilly pelagic.

The day's continuing rarities were the Iberian Chiffchaff in Suffolk, Pacific Golden Plover in Co.Clare, Semipalmated Sandpiper in Highland, Lesser Yellowlegs in North Yorkshire, Black-winged Stilt in Kent and the Bonaparte's Gulls in Kent and Co.Louth. The Lammergeier continued to roam the Derbyshire moors.

Also reported today were 10 Rose-coloured Starlings (eight of which were on the Western Isles), Surf Scoter (Shetland), two Long-tailed Skuas (Western Isles), Sabine's Gull (Western Isles) and Cory's Shearwater (Co.Waterford).
David Campbell, RBA
Monday 6th July 2020  
 

A Wilson's Petrel was off St.Kilda in Western Isles and a Black Kite flew past Hopton-on-Sea in Norfolk. Staying rarities included the Greater Sand Plover in Lothian, Pied-billed Grebe in Highland, Semipalmated Sandpiper in Highland, Pacific Golden Plover in Co.Clare, King Eider in Moray, Black-winged Stilt in Kent, Bonaparte's Gulls in Kent and Co.Louth, White-rumped Sandpiper in Cleveland and Blyth's Reed Warbler in Cumbria. The Lammergeier, presumably offspring of introduced birds in the Alps, reappeared in Derbyshire. 

Other news included Serin (Suffolk), Red-necked Phalarope (Norfolk), nine Rose-coloured Starlings, two Red-backed Shrikes and two Glossy Ibises.
David Campbell, RBA
Sunday 5th July 2020  
 

A Semipalmated Sandpiper appeared on the beach at Dornoch Point in Highland. Wilson's Petrels flew past Pendeen Watch in Cornwall and Brandon Point in Co.Kerry.

Continuing rarities comprised the Greater Sand Plover in Lothian, Pacific Golden Plover in Co.Clare, the flock of five Two-barred Crossbills in Shetland, Gull-billed Tern in Co.Cork, King Eider in Moray, Bonaparte's Gulls in Kent and Co.Louth, Lesser Yellowlegs in North Yorkshire, White-rumped Sandpiper in Cleveland and Blyth's Reed Warbler in Cumbria.

Scarcities included 14 Rose-coloured Starlings, Serin (Suffolk), Montagu's Harrier (Norfolk), Glossy Ibis (Worcestershire) and Red-necked Phalarope (Norfolk).
David Campbell, RBA
Saturday 4th July 2020  
 

The day's finds included five Two-barred Crossbills at Kergord on Mainland Shetland, a Spotted Sandpiper at Aghagallon in Co.Antrim and a Bonaparte's Gull in Co.Louth.

Still present were the Greater Sand Plover in Aberdeenshire, Gull-billed Tern in Co.Cork, King Eider in Moray, Lesser Yellowlegs in North Yorkshire, Black-winged Stilt and Bonaparte's Gull in Kent, Blyth's Reed Warbler in Cumbria and White-rumped Sandpiper in Cleveland.

Scarcities included two Long-tailed Skuas, Marsh Warbler (Borders), 14 Rose-coloured Starlings (including five still at the north end of Lewis, Western Isles), Red-backed Shrike (Shetland) and Glossy Ibis (Worcestershire).
David Campbell, RBA
Friday 3rd July 2020  
 

Single Wilson's Petrels passed Tater-du Lighthouse in Cornwall and Ballycotton in Co.Cork. A White-rumped Sandpiper was found at Saltholme RSPB in Cleveland.

The Black-browed Albatross performed in the morning at Bempton Cliffs in East Yorkshire but there was no further sign. The Greater Sand Plover in Lothian, Gull-billed Tern in Co.Cork, King Eider in Moray, Lesser Yellowlegs in North Yorkshire, Bonaparte's Gull in Argyll and Blyth's Reed Warbler in Cumbria were all still present too.

Scarcities included Night Heron (Somerset), seven Rose-coloured Starlings, an inland Roseate Tern (Nottinghamshire), six Sabine's Gulls, five Cory's Shearwaters and Glossy Ibis (Worcestershire).
David Campbell, RBA
Thursday 2nd July 2020  
  The highlight of the day was a Black-browed Albatross in East Yorkshire at Bempton Cliffs in the gannetry late afternoon before flying off north where it was last seen passing Filey, North Yorkshire. Presumably it is the same individual that previously visited Bempton Cliffs in summer 2017, Suffolk on 12th May 2015, and has been returning to the North Sea - in particular Germany - since 2014.

Rarities elsewhere comprised the Greater Sand Plover still in Lothian, Pacific Golden Plover in County Clare, Gull-billed Tern in County Cork, Blyth's Reed Warbler in Cumbria, King Eider in Moray, and Black-winged Stilt in Kent.

Scarcities included Serin (Suffolk), Marsh Warbler and Long-tailed Skua (Shetland Isles), and eight Rose-coloured Starlings brought the total of this species recorded so far this summer to 207.
Dick Filby, RBA
Wednesday 1st July 2020  
  Rarities today comprised the Greater Sand Plover still in Lothian, Laughing Gull in Staffordshire, Pacific Golden Plover in County Clare, Gull-billed Tern in County Cork, Blyth's Reed Warbler in Cumbria, Iberian Chiffchaff in Suffolk, Lesser Yellowlegs in North Yorkshire, and Black-winged Stilt in Kent.

Scarcities included Serin (Dorset), Marsh Warbler and Red-backed Shrike (Shetland Isles), Temminck's Stint (West Sussex), Red-necked Phalarope (Northumberland), three Long-tailed Skuas, and a total of 10 Rose-coloured Starlings

Signifcant late news for yesterday concerned the reappearance of the juvenile Lammergeier in Derbyshire where it was seen in flight over Hassop, Edale and probably the Goyt Valley during the afternoon and evening.
Dick Filby, RBA
Tuesday 30th June 2020  
  The highlight of the day was the discovery of the second Booted Warbler of the spring on the Shetland Isles, singing on Fair Isle. Meanwhile in County Clare the first Pacific Golden Plover of the autumn was at Doonbeg where it had first been found yesterday.

Rarities elsewhere comprised the Greater Sand Plover still in Lothian, Laughing Gull in Staffordshire, Lesser Grey Shrike on the Shetland Isles, Gull-billed Terns in both County Cork and Kent, Blyth's Reed Warbler in Cumbria, Iberian Chiffchaff in Suffolk, Bonaparte's Gull in Argyll, Lesser Yellowlegs in North Yorkshire, King Eider in Moray, Black-winged Stilt in Kent, and Red-footed Falcons in both East Yorkshire and Northumberland.

Scarcities included Serin (Dorset), Red-necked Phalarope (Cheshire), Cory's Shearwater (Devon), Red-backed Shrike (Shetland Isles), two Long-tailed Skuas, and eight Rose-coloured Starlings brough the total of those recorded here since 28th May to 204 individuals.
Dick Filby, RBA
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