Daily News Summaries
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Sunday 26th March 2017  
  New discoveries included an Alpine Swift on Isles of Scilly and Bonaparte's Gull in Devon, whilst the Red-flanked Bluetail and Pallid Harrier (Norfolk), Iberian Chiffchaff (Gloucestershire), White-billed Diver (Orkney), Blue Rock Thrush (Gloucestershire), Hume's Warbler (Dorset), Hudsonian Whimbrel (Cornwall), Forster's Tern (Co Galway) and Eastern Black Redstart (Cleveland) all lingered. Two Blue-winged Teals were reported in Nottinghamshire and a Bonaparte's Gull was reported in Cornwall.

The best of the rest included Bluethroat (Lincolnshire) and two Yellow-browed Warblers.
Stuart Piner, RBA
Saturday 25th March 2017  
  New discoveries today included a singing Iberian Chiffchaff in Yate, Gloucestershire, a Red-flanked Bluetail at Titchwell RSPB, Norfolk and an Alpine Swift at Tacumshin, County Wexford.

Lingering rarities included the Hume's Warbler in Dorset, Eastern Black Redstart in Cleveland, Forster's Tern in County Galway, Long-billed Dowitcher in County Wexford, Hudsonian Whimbrel in Cornwall and Pallid Harrier in Norfolk.
Will Soar, RBA
Friday 24th March 2017  
  New discoveries today included a White-billed Diver on Tory Island, County Donegal and a drake Ferruginous Duck at Killingworth Lake, Northumberland.

Lingering rarities included the Hume's Warbler in Dorset, Eastern Black Redstart in Cleveland, Pallid Harrier in Norfolk, King Eider in County Kerry, Lesser Scaup in Cornwall, Long-billed Dowitcher in County Wexford, Hudsonian Whimbrel in Cornwall, Bonaparte's Gull in Ayrshire and four White-billed Divers in Aberdeenshire.
Will Soar, RBA
Thursday 23rd March 2017  
  New discoveries included eight White-billed Divers off the Aberdeenshire coastline, with another in Moray, and a Bonaparte's Gull arrived in Ayrshire, whilst Pallid Harrier (Norfolk), Long-billed Dowitcher (Co Wexford) and Ferruginous Duck (Northumberland) all lingered.

The best of the rest included Bluethroat (Lincolnshire) and Little Bunting (Bedfordshire).
Stuart Piner, RBA
Wednesday 22nd March 2017  
  Rarity highlights included Lesser Scaup (Merseyside), Pallid Harrier (Norfolk), Hume's Warbler (Dorset) and Bonaparte's Gull (Cornwall).

The best of the rest included three Yellow-browed Warblers (Cornwall [2] and North Yorkshire) and Bluethroat (Lincolnshire).
Stuart Piner, RBA
Tuesday 21st March 2017  
  Lingering rarities included Alpine Swift (Clyde), Pallid Harrier (Norfolk), Bonaparte's Gull (Cornwall), Eastern Black Redstart (Cleveland), Hume's Warbler (Dorset) and Snowy Owl (Orkney).

The best of the rest included Rose-coloured Starling (West Sussex), Temminck's Stint (Staffordshire) and Bluethroat (Lincolnshire).
Stuart Piner, RBA
Monday 20th March 2017  
  The highlight of the day was a Black-throated Thrush found in Northumberland at Prestwick Carr. Rarities elsewhere comprised a Coues's Arctic Redpoll new in Norfolk at Cockley Cley, the Alpine Swift still in Clyde, Pallid Harrier in Norfolk, Hume's Warbler in Dorset, Bonaparte's Gull in Cornwall, Long-billed Dowitcher in County Wexford and Ferruginous Duck in Northumberland.

Scarcities included Bluethroat (Lincolnshire), Little Bunting (Bedfordshire), American Wigeon (Worcestershire), Ring-billed Gull (County Cork), two each of Lesser Snow Goose and Kumlien's Gull, three of Ring-necked Duck, Green-winged Teal, Glossy Ibis and Lapland Bunting, six Shorelarks, and a total of 45 Cattle Egrets.
Chris Batty, RBA
Sunday 19th March 2017  
  The highlight of the day was the discovery of an Alpine Swift - the third so far this month - in Clyde at Baron's Haugh, where it lingered all afternoon.

Lingering rarities confirmed as still present were the Blue Rock Thrush in Gloucestershire, Northern Harrier on the Orkney Isles, Killdeer on the Shetland Isles, Pallid Harrier in Norfolk, Hume's Warbler in Dorset, Bonaparte's Gull in Cornwall, King Eider in County Kerry and Ferruginous Duck in Northumberland.

Scarcities included Hoopoe (Cornwall), Bluethroat (Lincolnshire), Rose-coloured Starling (West Sussex), Little Bunting (Bedfordshire), American Wigeon (Ayrshire), two Lapland Buntings, four each of Glossy Ibis and Green-winged Teal, six of Ring-billed Gull, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Snow Goose and Shorelark, seven Surf Scoters, 16 Great Grey Shrikes, and a total of 51 Cattle Egrets.
Chris Batty, RBA
Saturday 18th March 2017  
  A Gyr on Lewis (Western Isles) was today's headline discovery, whilst Killdeer (Shetland), Pallid Harrier (Norfolk), Ferruginous Duck (Northumberland), Black Duck (Highland), Blue Rock Thrush (Gloucestershire), Hume's Warbler (Dorset), Bonaparte's Gull (Cornwall), Northern Harrier (Orkney), King Eider (Co Sligo) and Eastern Black Redstart (Cleveland) all lingered.

The best of the rest included Bluethroat (Lincolnshire), Rose-coloured Starling (West Sussex), Hoopoe (Cornwall) and Little Bunting (Bedfordshire).
Stuart Piner, RBA
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