Daily News Summaries
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Friday 2nd December 2016  
  An Eastern Black Redstart spent its second day on groynes at Torness, Lothian, but there was no news on the Isabelline Wheatear in Argyll, present yesterday for its ninth day at Machir Bay on Islay.

Other lingering rarities still present today included the Masked Wagtail in Pembrokeshire, Eastern Black Redstart in Cleveland, single Desert Wheatears in Devon and Sussex, Killdeer in Shetland, Long-billed Dowitcher in County Wexford, Spotted Sandpiper in Cheshire, Lesser Yellowlegs in Dorset, Hooded Merganser in Ayrshire and Pallid Harrier in Yorkshire.
Will Soar, RBA
Thursday 1st December 2016  
  Highlight of the day was the continued presence of the Masked Wagtail in Pembrokeshire, whilst the Killdeer (Shetland), Isabelline Wheatear (Norfolk), Pallid Harrier (East Yorkshire), Desert Wheatears (Devon and East Sussex), Hudsonian Whimbrel (Cornwall), Long-billed Dowitcher (Co Wexford) and Eastern Black Redstart (Cleveland) also all lingered.

The best of the rest included Rose-coloured Starling (West Sussex) and Richard's Pipit (Glamorgan).
Stuart Piner, RBA
Wednesday 30th November 2016  
  The highlight of the day was the continued presence of the Masked Wagtail in Pembrokeshire at Camrose, where it showed well all day. Elsewhere, lingering rarities comprised the Killdeer still on the Shetland Isles, Hooded Merganser in Ayrshire, Pallid Harrier in East Yorkshire, Desert Wheatears in Devon and East Sussex, Bonaparte's Gull in Devon, Eastern Black Redstart in Cleveland, and Lesser Yellowlegs in Dorset.

Rose-coloured Starlings in Oxfordshire and West Sussex, Ring-billed Gull in Hampshire, Rough-legged Buzzard in Norfolk, American Wigeon in Devon, Ring-necked Duck in Cambridgeshire, two Surf Scoters, three Lesser Snow Geese in Aberdeenshire, three Glossy Ibises, seven Cattle Egrets and a total of 40 Shorelarks
Chris Batty, RBA
Tuesday 29th November 2016  
  The highlight of the day was the discovery of Britain's first Masked Wagtail on a roof in Camrose, Pembrokeshire. This Asian form of White Wagtail has occurred as a vagrant in Norway (twice) and Sweden, and there are several records further south and east in the Western Palearctic (including multiple records in both Israel and Kuwait), so a British occurrence has long been on the cards.

Elsewhere lingering rarities included Desert Wheatears in Devon and East Sussex, Hooded Mergaser in Ayrshire, Bonaparte's Gull in Devon, Ferruginous Duck in Berkshire, Eastern Black Redstart in Cleveland, Hudsonian Whimbrel in Cornwall, Lesser Yellowlegs in Dorset and Pallid Harrier in East Yorkshire, whilst in Norfolk the Isabelline Wheatear reappeared at Burnham Overy Dunes.
Stuart Piner, RBA
Monday 28th November 2016  
  Highlight of the day was the discovery of a Desert Wheatear in East Sussex. Meanwhile the Desert Wheatear lingered in Devon, and the Pallid Harrier (East Yorkshire), Long-billed Dowitcher (Kent), Semipalmated Sandpiper (Co Wexford), Hooded Merganser (Ayrshire) and Eastern Black Redstart (Cleveland) were also recorded.

The best of the rest included Rose-coloured Starling (West Sussex), Glossy Ibis (Cambridgeshire), American Wigeon (Ceredigion), two Todd's Canada Geese, four Ring-necked Ducks and seven Cattle Egrets.
Stuart Piner, RBA
Sunday 27th November 2016  
  Rarities today comprised the Killdeer still on the Shetland Islses, Forster's Tern in County Galway, Pallid Harrier in East Yorkshire, Desert Wheatear in Devon, Eastern Black Redstart in Cleveland, Hooded Merganser in Ayrshire, Lesser Yellowlegs in Dorset, Long-billed Dowitcher in County Wexford, Bonaparte's Gull in County Clare, Lesser Scaup and five White-billed Divers on the Orkney Isles.

Scarcities included Rose-coloured Starling (West Sussex), Ring-billed Gull (Hampshire), Glossy Ibis (Cambridgeshire and Leicestershire), three each of American Wigeon and Ring-necked Duck, 14 Cattle Egrets, and 31 Shorelarks.
Chris Batty, RBA
Saturday 26th November 2016  
  The second Forster's Tern for Kent was discovered off Folkestone today, where it remained from late morning until mid afternoon when it flew east. A drake Lesser Scaup was found on Loch of Boardhouse, Orkney.

Lingering rarities included the Killdeer in Shetland, Forster's Tern in County Galway, Hooded Merganser in Ayrshire, Eastern Black Redstart in Cleveland, Desert Wheatear in Devon, Coues's Arctic Redpoll in Norfolk, Semipalmated Sandpiper and Long-billed Dowitcher in County Wexford and Lesser Yellowlegs in Dorset.
Will Soar, RBA
Friday 25th November 2016  
  Lingering rarities still present today included the Killdeer in Shetland, Hooded Merganser in Ayrshire, Desert Wheatear in Devon, Eastern Black Redstart in Cleveland, Coues's Arctic Redpoll in Norfolk, Pallid Harrier in Yorkshire, Lesser Yellowlegs in Dorset and single Ferruginous Ducks in Hampshire and County Durham.

The best of the rest were a Black-bellied Dipper, a Richard's Pipit, a Ring-billed Gull, a Rough-legged Buzzard, an American Golden Plover, a Surf Scoter, a Ring-necked Duck, two American Wigeon, two Green-winged Teals and three Great Grey Shrikes.
Will Soar, RBA
Thursday 24th November 2016  
  Lingering rarities included Killdeer (Shetland), American Coot (Western Isles), Long-billed Dowitcher (Kent), Pallid Harrier (East Yorkshire), Lesser Yellowlegs (Dorset), Desert Wheatear (Devon), Hooded Merganser (Ayrshire), Eastern Black Redstart (Cleveland), Hudsonian Whimbrel (Cornwall) and in Co Durham the Ferrugnious Duck reappeared at Washington WWT.
Stuart Piner, RBA
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