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Saturday 28th May 2016  
  A Black-browed Albatross spent a few hours on Fair Isle, Shetland this morning, mostly in flight around the east side of the island, and a female Black-eared Wheatear was seen at Happisburgh, Norfolk very briefly. The Black-billed Cuckoo remained at Bayhead, Western Isles, the Lammergeier was reported again from Dartmoor, Devon (having been seen in Somerset mid afternoon yesterday) and the Dalmatian Pelican spent much of the day at Drift Reservoir, Cornwall.

Other new discoveries today included a Snowy Owl in County Clare, Gull-billed Tern in Lothian, Forster's Tern in County Galway, two Greenish Warblers in Gwynedd, two Bee-eaters in both Kent and Cornwall and White-billed Diver in Shetland.

Other lingering rarities included the Great Spotted Cuckoo in Dorset, Savi's Warbler in Yorkshire, Great Reed Warbler in Cambridgeshire, Subalpine warbler in Fife, single Red-footed Falcons in Essex and Wiltshire, two Black-winged Stilts in Essex and Bonaparte's Gull in Northumberland.
Will Soar, RBA
Friday 27th May 2016  
  A Rustic Bunting on Fair Isle, Shetland and a Subalpine Warbler on the Isle of May, Fife were new discoveries today, whilst lingering rarities included the Black-billed Cuckoo in the Western Isles, Lammergeier in Devon, Dalmatian Pelican in Cornwall, Great Spotted Cuckoo in Dorset, Great Reed Warbler in Cambridgeshire, single Savi's Warblers in Suffolk, Yorkshire and County Wicklow, Red-footed Falcon and two Black-winged Stilts in Essex, other Red-footed Falcons in Suffolk and Wiltshire and Bonaparte's Gull in Northumberland.

Scarcity highlights included a Bluethroat, a Marsh Warbler, a Red-necked Phalarope, a Honey Buzzard, two Red-breasted Flycatchers, two Hoopoes, two Serins, two Common Rosefinches, two Corncrakes, five Icterine Warblers and seven Red-backed Shrikes.
Will Soar, RBA
Thursday 26th May 2016  
  Yesterday's Laughing Gull at Hastings (East Sussex) relocated to Dungeness (Kent). Elsewhere lingering rarities included Black-billed Cuckoo (Western Isles), Dalmatian Pelican (Cornwall), Black Kite (Cornwall), Great Reed Warbler (Cambridgeshire), Red-footed Falcons (Essex, Suffolk and Wiltshire), Savi's Warblers (Suffolk and Co Wicklow) and Black-winged Stilts (Essex).

The best of the rest included Woodchat Shrike (Pembrokeshire), White-winged Black Tern (Pembrokeshire), Common Rosefinch (Northumberland), Pectoral Sandpiper (Co Durham), Grey-headed Wagtail (Co Durham), three Bluethroats, three Glossy Ibises, five Red-backed Shrikes and nine Icterine Warblers.
Stuart Piner, RBA
Wednesday 25th May 2016  
  New discoveries included Laughing Gulls in East Sussex and South Yorkshire, subalpine warbler sp in Northumberland and up to six Black Kites in Cornwall, which coincided with an influx of Red Kites into the county.

Lingering rarities included Black-billed Cuckoo (Western Isles), Dalmatian Pelican (Cornwall), Red-footed Falcons (Wiltshire and Suffolk), Bonaparte's Gull (Northumberland), Great Spotted Cuckoo (Dorset), Savi's Warblers (Suffolk and Co Wicklow), Black-winged Stilts (Essex) and Great Reed Warbler (Cambridgeshire).

The best of the rest included Red-spotted Bluethroat (Fife), Kenitsh Plover (Co Wicklow), Woodchat Shrike (Co Cork), Hoopoe (Highland), Pectoral Sandpiper (Co Durham), Common Rosefinch (Northumberland), two Purple Herons, two Temminck's Stints, three Red-backed Shrikes and four Glossy Ibises.
Stuart Piner, RBA
Tuesday 24th May 2016  
  New rarities breaking today comprised a Black-headed Bunting in Pembrokeshire on Skomer, a Bonaparte's Gull in Northumberland at Castle Island, a Savi's Warbler in East Yorkshire at Blacktoft Sands, and two Bee-eaters briefly at Sandwich Bay, Kent.

Continuing rarities were the Black-billed Cuckoo still on the Western Isles, the elusive Lammergeier and the Dalmatian Pelican in Cornwall, Great Spotted Cuckoo in Dorset, Great Reed Warbler in Cambridgeshire, Savi's Warblers in both Suffolk and County Wicklow, two Black-winged Stilts together in Essex, and single Red-footed Falcons in Essex, Suffolk and Wiltshire.

Scarcities included Melodious Warbler and Ortolan Bunting on the Isles of Scilly, Woodchat Shrike, Bluethroat, Icterine Warbler, Red-backed Shrike and Surf Scoter on the Shetland Isles, Red-breasted Flycatcher on the Orkney Isles, Pectoral Sandpiper in County Durham and a Ring-billed Gull in Merseyside.
Chris Batty, RBA
Monday 23rd May 2016  
  The Black-billed Cuckoo remained at Bayhead, North Uist all day today. The Lammergeier was also seen again, and proved twitchable for multiple observers for the first time since its arrival. It lingered for a couple of hours near Princetown on Dartmoor, Devon late morning, before eventually flying north. It was then seen several times further west in Cornwall, where it was last seen flying north near Rosenannon at about 7pm. The Dalmatian Pelican was also seen again in Cornwall, this time at Helford this evening.

New discoveries today included a female Collared Flycatcher on Fair Isle, Shetland, a Red-footed Falcon near Woodbridge, Suffolk and a Red-rumped Swallow in Folkestone, Kent.

Other lingering rarities included the Stilt Sandpiper in Hampshire, Great Spotted Cuckoo in Dorset, Iberian Chiffchaff and Spotted Sandpiper in the Isles of Scilly, Great Reed Warbler in Cambridgeshire, Savi's Warbler in County Wicklow and two Black-winged Stilts and a Red-footed Falcon in Essex.
Will Soar, RBA
Sunday 22nd May 2016  
  Startling news from the Western Isles today where a Black-billed Cuckoo showed well all evening on North Uist at Bayhead: the spring record of this much-wanted species in Britain.

In Devon the Lammergeier was reported again, on Dartmoor, over the Bellever Forest before flying east.

Other rarities discovered today were a Stilt Sandpiper in Hampshire at Pennington Marshes, Gull-billed Tern in Kent at Dungeness, Red-throated Pipit on Fair Isles, and Savi's Warbler on the Shetland Isles at Sumburgh, with brief encounters including Whiskered Tern in Nottinghamshire, Black Kite in Suffolk, and Bee-eaters in both Norfolk and Suffolk.

Lingering rarities confirmed as still present were the Dalmatian Pelican in Cornwall, Great Spotted Cuckoo in Dorset, Pacific Golden Plover in Aberdeenshire, two Whiskered Terns in Cleveland, two Black-winged Stilts in Essex, Great Reed Warbler in Cambridgeshire, Red-footed Falcon on Wiltshire, King Eider in County Sligo, Spotted Sandpiper, Iberian Chiffchaff and Red-rumped Swallow on the Isles of Scilly, Iberian Chiffchaff in London, and Savi's Warblers in Somerset, Suffolk and County Wicklow.
Chris Batty, RBA
Saturday 21st May 2016  
  A Pacific Golden Plover was discovered in Aberdeenshire today, whilst Great Reed Warbler (Cambridgeshire), Gull-billed Tern (Glamorgan), Red-footed Falcons (Wiltshire and Essex), Great Spotted Cuckoo (Dorset), two Whiskered Terns (Cleveland), Iberian Chiffchaff (London), Black-winged Stilts (Essex), Spotted Sandpiper and Red-rumped Swallow (Isles of Scilly) and Savi's Warbler (Suffolk) all lingered.

The best of the rest included Cattle Egret (Co Wexford), Hoopoe (Co Wicklow), Dotterel (Norfolk), two Temminck's Stints (Lincolnshire and Staffordshire) and eight Glossy Ibises.
Stuart Piner, RBA
Friday 20th May 2016  
  The Lammergeirer reappeared today, over Cookworthy Moor Plantation (Devon), approximately 20 miles from where it was last reported on Dartmoor on 18th May.

Elsewhere rartity sightings included Dalmatian Pelican (Cornwall), Great Spotted Cuckoo (Dorset), Black-winged Stilits (Suffolk and Essex), Red-footed Falcons (Essex and Wiltshire), Great Reed Warbler (Cambridgeshire), Gull-billed Tern (Glamorgan), Iberian Chiffchaff (London) and Black Kite (Kent).

The best of the rest included Pectoral Sandpiper (Cumbria), Dotterel (Norfolk), Red-backed Shrike and Bluethroat (Orkney), up to four Hoopoes and five Glossy Ibises.
Stuart Piner, RBA
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