Daily News Summaries
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Tuesday 28th June 2016  
  Headline rarities comprised the Great Knot and Caspian Tern in Norfolk, American White-winged Scoter in Aberdeenshire, Little Bittern in South Yorkshire and Ferruginous Duck in Co Durham.

The best of the rest included Red-backed Shrike in Kent, Glossy Ibis in Suffolk, American Wigeon in Aberdeenshire, Red-necked Phalarope in Northumberland and Cattle Egret in Cambridgeshire.
Stuart Piner, RBA
Monday 27th June 2016  
  Rarities today comprised both the American White-winged Scoter and the King Eider still in Aberdeenshire, Great Knot and Caspian Tern remain in Norfolk, Bonaparte's Gull in Northumberland, and Iberian Chiffchaff on the Isles of Scilly, where the first Wilson's Petrel of the summer was recorded from a pelagic.

Scarcities included Red-backed Shrike (Kent), Red-necked Phalarope (Northumberland), and Cattle Egret (Dorset and County Wexford).
Chris Batty, RBA
Sunday 26th June 2016  
  Rarities today comprised both the American White-winged Scoter and King Eider still in Aberdeenshire, Great Knot and Caspian Tern in Norfolk, Dalmatian Pelican in Cornwall, territorial Little Bittern in South Yorkshire, Bonaparte's Gull in Northumberland, and the King Eider in Lothian, whilst on the Shetland Isles an Alpine Swift was discovered at Point of Fethaland, Mainland.

Scarcities included Bluethroat, Serin and Glossy Ibis (all Suffolk), Golden Oriole (Surrey), Marsh Warbler (Shetland Isles), Red-backed Shrike (Kent), Red-necked Phalarope (Northumberland), Surf Scoter (Lothian), Cattle Egret (County Wexford), and Ring-billed Gull (County Fermanagh).
Chris Batty, RBA
Saturday 25th June 2016  
  An adult drake American White-winged Scoter (form deglandi) was discovered at Blackdog, Aberdeenshire late afternoon. This is the same site which hosted Britain's only record confirmed to be of this form, the first-summer drake in summer 2011.

Lingering rarities included the Great Knot and Caspian Tern in Norfolk, Dalmatian Pelican in Cornwall, Gull-billed Tern in Forth, Little Bittern in Yorkshire and Bonaparte's Gull in Northumberland.

Scarcity highlights included a Hoopoe, a Marsh Warbler, a Red-necked Phalarope, a Surf Scoter, a Cattle Egret, a White Stork, two Honey Buzzards and five Glossy Ibises.
Will Soar, RBA
Friday 24th June 2016  
  New discoveries today included a Bee-eater over Portland, Dorset and a Black Kite at Dungeness, Kent.

Lingering rarities included the Great Knot and Caspian Tern in Norfolk, Dalmatian Pelican in Cornwall, Little Bittern in Yorkshire and Bonaparte's Gull in Northumberland.

Scarcity highlights included a Marsh Warbler, a Honey Buzzard, a Red-necked Phalarope, a Surf Scoter, two Glossy Ibises, two Cattle Egrets, two Glaucous Gulls and two White Storks.
Will Soar, RBA
Thursday 23rd June 2016  
  Headline rarities comprised the Great Knot and Savi's Warbler in Norfolk, Little Bittern in South Yorkshire, Bonaparte's Gull in Nortumberland, Caspian Tern in Lincolnshire and Dalmatian Pelican in Cornwall.

The best of the rest included Woodchat Shrike (Borders), Marsh Warbler (Shetland), Cattle Egret (Kent), Red-necked Phalarope (Northumberland) and three Glossy Ibises (Somerset [2] and Suffolk).
Stuart Piner, RBA
Wednesday 22nd June 2016  
  New discoveries today included a Broad-billed Sandpiper at Gronant, Flintshire, a Savi's Warbler at Burnham Overy, Norfolk and three Bee-eaters at Derriton, Devon.

Lingering rarities included just the Great Knot in Norfolk, Gull-billed Tern in Forth and King Eider in Lothian.

Scarcities were singles of Woodchat Shrike, Marsh Warbler, Red-necked Phalarope, American Golden Plover, Glossy Ibis, Honey Buzzard, Ring-billed Gull, Iceland Gull, White Stork and three Cattle Egrets.
Will Soar, RBA
Tuesday 21st June 2016  
  Rarities today comprised the Great Knot still in Norfolk, where the Caspian Tern was reported briefly, the Broad-billed Sandpiper still in Gwent, Gull-billed Tern in Forth, King Eider in Lothian, Bonaparte's Gull in Northumberland, and two Bee-eaters briefly in Devon.

Scarcities included Woodchat Shrike (Borders), Serin (West Sussex), Red-necked Phalarope (Northumberland), Ring-necked Duck (Orkney Isles), three Cattle Egrets and four Glossy Ibises.

Significant late news concerned a Blyth's Reed Warbler on 17th June in West Sussex at Rye Harbour, and in Somerset the recent presence of at least one territorial male Little Bittern at Ham Wall.
Chris Batty, RBA
Monday 20th June 2016  
  Rarity highlights included Great Knot and Caspian Tern (Norfolk), Dalmatian Pelican (Cornwall), Broad-billed Sandpiper (Gwent), Little Bittern (South Yorkshire) and Gull-billed Tern (Forth).

The best of the rest included Woodchat Shrike (Borders), Long-tailed Skua (West Yorkshire), Spotted Crake (Flintshire), Cattle Egrets (Kent and West Sussex), Red-necked Phalarope (Northumberland), Red-backed Shrike and Grey-headed Wagtail (Shetland) and Glossy Ibises (Suffolk, Nottinghamshire and Co Wexford).
Stuart Piner, RBA
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