Daily News Summaries
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Friday 22nd January 2021  
  A Lesser Scaup was found in County Clare at Ardcloony.

Lingering rarities included the Rustic Bunting in Surrey, Dusky Warbler in Kent and King Eider in County Kerry.

Scarcity highlights included a Great Grey Shrike, two Little Buntings, two Yellow-browed Warblers, two Rose-coloured Starlings, three Waxwings, 100 Lapland Buntings, three Glossy Ibises, two Grey Phalaropes, a Surf Scoter, a Green-winged Teal, three Ring-necked Ducks, three Black Brants, seven Tundra Bean Geese, two Ring-billed Gulls, 14 Glaucous Gulls and 25 Iceland Gulls.
Will Soar, RBA
Thursday 21st January 2021  
 

The Lesser Scaup in Co.Waterford, Lesser Yellowlegs in Devon and Rustic Bunting in Surrey were still present (the latter alongside the two Little Buntings). A new Rustic Bunting was found in Co.Waterford.

Scarcities included two Rose-coloured Starlings, three Waxwings (Highland), two Yellow-browed Warblers, four Ring-billed Gulls, Kumlien's Gull (Cambridgeshire), Surf Scoter (Co.Meath), Green-winged Teal (Co.Wexford), seven Ring-necked Ducks, two Grey Phalaropes (North Yorkshire) and Glossy Ibis (Dorset).
David Campbell, RBA
Wednesday 20th January 2021  
  The Rustic Bunting was still present at Thursley, Surrey.

Scarcity highlights included two Little Buntings, two Grey Phalaropes, a Surf Scoter, two Green-winged Teals, three Ring-necked Ducks, a Black Brant, a Rough-legged Buzzard, a Ring-billed Gull, three Glaucous Gulls and 14 Iceland Gulls.
Will Soar, RBA
Tuesday 19th January 2021  
  Rarities today comprised the Rustic Bunting still together with two Little Buntings in Surrey on Thursley Common, and a White-billed Diver off Unst, Shetland Isles.

Other scarcities included Rose-coloured Starling (Anglesey), Ring-billed Gull (County Wicklow), Surf Scoter (Lothian), Black Brant (County Dublin), American Wigeon and Shorelark (both Northumberland), two each of Yellow-browed Warbler and Green-winged Teal, four Waxwings, and a total of nine Ring-necked Ducks.
Chris Batty, RBA
Monday 18th January 2021  
  Lingering rarities seen today included just the Rustic Bunting in Surrey and Ferruginous Duck in Cambridgeshire.

Scarcity highlights included a Rose-coloured Starling, a Yellow-browed Warbler, a Black-bellied Dipper, a Great Grey Shrike, a Lapland Bunting, two Little Buntings, three Shorelarks, an American Golden Plover, a Grey Phalarope, an American Wigeon, two Green-winged Teal, four Ring-necked Ducks, a Black Brant, five Tundra Bean Geese, six Taiga Bean Geese, three Glossy Ibises, a Kumlien's Gull, five Ring-billed Gulls, seven Glaucous Gulls and 23 Iceland Gulls.
Will Soar, RBA
Sunday 17th January 2021  
  New discoveries today included a Snowy Owl on Fetlar, Shetland and a Ferruginous Duck at Pymoor, Cambridgeshire.

Lingering rarities seen today included the Double-crested Cormorant in County Kerry, Hooded Merganser and Eastern Yellow Wagtail in Suffolk, Rustic Bunting in Surrey and Dusky Warbler in Kent.

Scarcity highlights included two Little Buntings, two Rose-coloured Starlings, two Great Grey Shrikes, two Waxwings, three Yellow-browed Warblers, three Shorelarks, 56 Lapland Buntings, an American Golden Plover, a Rough-legged Buzzard, three Glossy Ibises, a Surf Scoter, an American Wigeon, a Green-winged Teal, four Ring-necked Ducks, four Black Brants, six Taiga Bean Geese, ten Tundra Bean Geese, three Ring-billed Gulls, 17 Iceland Gulls and 24 Glaucous Gulls.
Will Soar, RBA
Saturday 16th January 2021  
 

The King Eider in Co.Kerry continued its stay. Other highlights included Great Grey Shrike (Surrey), two Rose-coloured Starlings, eight Waxwings, Yellow-browed Warbler (Buckinghamshire), three Ring-billed Gulls, four Surf Scoters, two American Wigeon, two Ring-necked Ducks, Green-winged Teal (Devon), Black Brant (Dorset), three Tundra Bean Geese and Glossy Ibis (Dorset).
David Campbell, RBA
Friday 15th January 2021  
  Lingering rarities still present today included the Rustic Bunting in Surrey and Lesser Yellowlegs in Devon.

Scarcity highlights included a Richard's Pipit, a Shorelark, a Waxwing, two Little Buntings, two Great Grey Shrikes, 2 Rose-coloured Starlings, 40 Lapland Buntings, six Glossy Ibises, an American Wigeon, three Ring-necked Ducks, five Surf Scoters, four Black Brants, 12 Tundra Bean Geese, two Ring-billed Gulls, two Kumlien's Gulls, 13 Glaucous Gulls and 19 Iceland Gulls.
Will Soar, RBA
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