Daily News Summaries
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Sunday 17th June 2018  
  The highlight of the day was a Black-headed Bunting near Lybster, Highland, whilst in England three new Black-winged Stilts were discovered: in Cambridgeshire at the Ouse Washes, in Kent at Sandwich Bay and in Norfolk at Potter Heigham Marshes.

Rarities elsewhere comprised the Snowy Owl still on the Western Isles, Great Reed Warbler in Cambridgeshire, Iberian Chiffchaff in Cornwall, Pied-billed Grebe in Argyll, King Eider in Aberdeenshire and Bonaparte's Gull in Kent. In Cornwall a Wilson's Petrel passed Porthgwarra.

Scarcities included Marsh Warbler (Shetland Isles), Glossy Ibis (Northumberland), Cattle Egret (Merseyside), two migrant Red-necked Phalaropes (together in Worcestershire) and a total of six Rose-coloured Starlings.
Chris Batty, RBA
Saturday 16th June 2018  
  Rarity highlights comprised Great Reed Warbler in Cambridgeshire, Bonaparte's Gull in Kent, King Eider in Aberdeenshire and Black Kite in Suffolk, whilst Common Rosefinch (East Yorkshire), Serins (Shetland and Lincolnshire), Rose-coloured Starlings (Co Kerry [2], Cornwall, Shetland and Co Durham), Cory's Shearwater (West Sussex), Glossy Ibis and American Wigeon (Northumberland) were also logged.
Stuart Piner, RBA
Friday 15th June 2018  
  Highlight of the day was the breaking news of a Snowy Owl on Anglesey, where it was present for its fourth day. Elsewhere a Great Reed Warbler was singing in Cambridgeshire and the Bonaparte's Gull lingered in Kent.

The best of the rest included Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Norfolk), Glossy Ibis (Northumberland), Cattle Egret (Merseyside) and five Rose-coloured Starlings.
Stuart Piner, RBA
Thursday 14th June 2018  
  New rarities today comprised a Laughing Gull in Cornwall passing Lizard Point, a Black Kite in Suffolk over Leiston, Wilson's Petrels off the Bridges of Ross, County Clare and at sea off the Isles of Scilly, and an intriguing report of three Greater Flamingoes flying northwest over Farthingstone, Northamptonshire.

Lingering rarities confirmed as still present were the Bonaparte's Gull in Kent at Oare, territorial Iberian Chiffchaff on the Wirral and Black Duck in Highland at Strontian.

Scarcities included Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Norfolk), Woodchat Shrike (Cleveland), Glossy Ibis (Northumberland), three Sabine's Gulls (all passing County Clare) and three Rose-coloured Starlings (Essex, County Kerry and the Western Isles).
Chris Batty, RBA
Wednesday 13th June 2018  
  A Bee-eater was found at Sutton Benger, Wiltshire mid afternoon.

Lingering rarities included the Pied-billed Grebe in Argyll, Black Duck in Highland, King Eider in Aberdeenshire, Iberian Chiffchaff in Wirral and Bonaparte's Gull in Kent.

Scarcity highlights included a Woodchat Shrike, a Golden Oriole, seven Rose-coloured Starlings, a Buff-breasted Sandpiper, an American Wigeon, a Montagu's Harrier, four Honey Buzzards, a Glaucous Gull, three Balearic Shearwaters and a White Stork.
Will Soar, RBA
Tuesday 12th June 2018  
  Rarities today comprised the Bonaparte's Gull still in Kent, long-staying Black Duck in Highland and in Cornwall a Black Kite overflew Marazion.

Scarcities included Woodchat Shrike and Montagu's Harrier (Cleveland), Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Cornwall), Purple Heron (Cambridgeshire), American Wigeon and Glossy Ibis (Northumberland), two each of both Golden Oriole and Cattle Egret, and a total of seven Rose-coloured Starlings.
Chris Batty, RBA
Monday 11th June 2018  
  Rarities today comprised the Eastern Subalpine Warbler and Black Kite both still together on the Shetland Isles, the Black Duck still in Highland, Bonaparte's Gull in Kent and a fly-over Black Kite reported in Hampshire.

Scarcities included Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Cornwall), Golden Oriole (Shetland Isles), Ring-necked Duck (Argyll), Glossy Ibis (Northumberland), two Cattle Egrets (together in Cambridgeshire), four Marsh Warblers (together on the Shetland Isles) and a total of seven Rose-coloured Starlings.

Late news concerned a Night Heron yesterday in Glamorgan at Cardiff, a Black-headed Bunting on 6th June at Moylgrove, Pembrokeshire, and on 5th June a Woodchat Shrike in Northumberland at Prestwick Carr.
Chris Batty, RBA
Sunday 10th June 2018  
  The highlight of the day was a Marsh Sandpiper discovered in Hampshire at Pennington Marshes in the early morning and then present throughout the day. On Anglesey a King Eider was found on the Alaw Estuary.

Lingering rarities comprised the Pied-billed Grebe still in Argyll, Bonaparte's Gull in Kent, Black Kite on the Shetland Isles and a territorial Iberian Chiffchaff was still in North Yorkshire

Scarcities included Red-breasted Flycatcher (Isle of Man), Serin (Lincolnshire), Hoopoe (Derbyshire), Red-backed Shrike (Norfolk), Montagu's Harrier (East Yorkshire), American Wigeon (Northumberland), Cattle Egret (Cambridgeshire), two each of both Golden Oriole and Glossy Ibis, three Marsh Warblers and a total of 11 Rose-coloured Starlings.
Chris Batty, RBA
Saturday 9th June 2018  
  A Black Kite flew over Minsmere, Suffolk, and a female Bufflehead was at Branston GPs, Staffordshire.

Lingering rarities included the Iberian Chiffchaffs in Wirral and Yorkshire, Savi's Warbler in Norfolk, Snowy Owl in Western Isles, Bonaparte's Gull in Kent, King Eider in Aberdeenshire and Black Kite in Shetland.

Scarcity highlights included a Golden Oriole, a Hoopoe, a Grey-headed Wagtail, two Common Rosefinches, two Red-backed Shrikes, five Rose-coloured Starlings, a Montagu's Harrier, a Honey Buzzard, a Glossy Ibis, an American Wigeon, a Sabine's Gull, an Iceland Gull, two Glaucous Gulls and a Cattle Egret.
Will Soar, RBA
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