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Saturday 21st January 2017  
  A juvenile White-billed Diver was seen on the River Witham at Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire today, for its second day. Coincidentally, it is under four miles from the location of the last Lincolnshire record, which was on the same river at Tattershall for three days in 1996. Further north a Pallid Harrier was at Sandwick, Orkney and a Gyr was on North Uist, Western Isles.

Lingering rarities still present today included the Pine Bunting at Dunnington, Yorkshire, single Pacific Divers at East Chevington/Druridge Bay, Northumberland and Penzance, Cornwall, Dusky Thrush at Beeley, Derbyshire, Blue Rock Thrush at Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, single Eastern Black Redstarts in Cornwall and Cleveland, Desert Wheatear in Devon, Hooded Merganser in Clyde, Black Scoter in Northumberland, Red-breasted Goose in Lancashire, White-billed Diver in Orkney, Forster's Tern in County Galway, Hudsonian Whimbrel in Cornwall, Long-billed Dowitcher in County Wexford, Lesser Yellowlegs in Dorset and Pallid Harrier in Yorkshire.
Will Soar, RBA
Friday 20th January 2017  
  A male Pine Bunting was discovered today, at Dunnington in North Yorkshire. Further north, a juvenile Pacific Diver was identified at East Chevington NWT, Northumberland, having been present in the area for three days. A white morph Gyr was seen on the east side of Lough Neagh in County Armagh.

Lingering rarities still present today included the Dusky Thrush in Derbyshire, Blue Rock Thrush in Gloucestershire, Eastern Black Redstart, Hudsonian Whimbrel and Lesser Scaup in Cornwall, Eastern Black Redstart in Cleveland, Desert Wheatear in Devon, Pallid Harrier in Yorkshire, Lesser Yellowlegs in Dorset, Black Scoter in Northumberland, Hooded Merganser in Clyde, Lesser Scaup in County Antrim and Ferruginous Duck in Norfolk.
Will Soar, RBA
Thursday 19th January 2017  
  Lingering rarities included Blue Rock Thrush (Gloucestershire), Dusky Thrush (Derbyshire), Black-throated Thrush (South Yorkshire), Hooded Merganser (Clyde), Lesser Scaups (Co Antrim and Cornwall), Eastern Black Redstarts (Cleveland and Cornwall), Hudsonian Whimbrel (Cornwall), Desert Wheatear (Devon), Lesser Yellowlegs (Dorset), Red-breasted Goose (Lancashire), Black Scoter (Northumberland), Ferruginous Ducks  (Norfolk and Co Durham) and Killdeer (Shetland).
Stuart Piner, RBA
Wednesday 18th January 2017  
  Rarity highlights included Black-throated Thrush (South Yorkshire), Dusky Thrush (Derbyshire), Blue Rock Thrush (Gloucestershire), Black Scoter (Northumberland), Lesser Scaups (Orkney, Cornwall and Co Antrim), Red-breasted Goose (Lancashire), Desert Wheatear (Devon), Lesser Yellowlegs (Dorset), Pacific Diver and Hudsonian Whimbrel (Cornwall), Eastern Black Redstart (Cornwall and Cleveland), Hooded Merganser (Clyde) and Snowy Owl (Orkney).
Stuart Piner, RBA
Tuesday 17th January 2017  
  Rarities today comprised the Dusky Thrush still in Derbyshire, Blue Rock Thrush in Gloucestershire, American Coot on the Western Isles, Pacific Diver, Hudsonian Whimbrel and Lesser Scaup in Cornwall, Black-throated Thrush in South Yorkshire, Desert Wheatear in Devon, Eastern Black Redstart in Cleveland, Hooded Merganser in Clyde, Ferruginous Duck in Norfolk, and in Aberdeenshire the King Eider returned to St Combs.

Scarcities included Little Bunting (Suffolk), Richard's Pipit (Gloucestershire), Kumlien's Gull (County Cork), two each of Rose-coloured Starling, Surf Scoter and Ring-billed Gull, three Lapland Buntings, four American Wigeons, five each of both Yellow-browed Warbler and Great Grey Shrike, six Ring-necked Ducks, 25 Cattle Egrets and 46 Shorelarks.
Chris Batty, RBA
Monday 16th January 2017  
  The highlight of the day was the Black-throated Thrush still as Adwick Washland, South Yorkshire. Elsewhere lingering rarities confirmed as still present were the Dusky Thrush in Derbyshire, Blue Rock Thrush in Gloucestershire, Pacific Diver, Hudsonian Whimbrel and Lesser Scaup in Cornwall, Killdeer on the Shetland Isles, Black Scoter in Northumberland, Desert Wheatear and Bonaparte's Gull in Devon, Hooded Merganser in Clyde, Lesser Yellowlegs in Dorset, Long-billed Dowitcher in County Wexford and Ferruginous Duck in Norfolk.

Scarcities included Serin (East Sussex), two Rose-coloured Starlings, three each of American Wigeon, Surf Scoter, Shorelark and Yellow-browed Warbler, four Ring-necked Ducks, six Ring-billed Gulls and 29 Cattle Egrets.
Chris Batty, RBA
Sunday 15th January 2017  
  Today's most exciting new discovery was a Black-throated Thrush at Adwick Washlands, South Yorkshire. News of a Lesser White-fronted Goose, which has been present on Foulness Island (Essex) with a small flock of Russian White-fronted Geese since early December 2016, was also released this evening.

Lingering rarities comprised Blue Rock Thrush (Gloucestershire), Dusky Thrush (Derbyshire), Ferruginous Duck (Norfolk), Black Scoter (Northumberland), Lesser Yellowlegs (Dorset), Pacific Diver, Hudsonian Whimbrel, Eastern Black Redstart and Lesser Scaup (Cornwall), Bonaparte's Gull (Devon), Long-billed Dowitcher (Co Wexford) and Eastern Black Redstart (Cleveland).
Stuart Piner, RBA
Saturday 14th January 2017  
  Lingering rarities included Blue Rock Thrush (Gloucestershire), Ferruginous Duck (Norfolk), Black Scoter (Northumberland), Pallid Harrier (East Yorkshire), Lesser Yellowlegs (Dorset), Desert Wheatear and Bonaparte's Gull (Devon), Hudsonian Whimbrel, Lesser Scaup, Pacific Diver and Eastern Black Redstart (Cornwall), Forster's Tern (Co Galway), Hooded Merganser (Clyde) and Eastern Black Redstart (Cleveland).
Stuart Piner, RBA
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