Daily News Summaries
This page gives you access to all of RBA's daily news summaries (since April 13, 2006), 10 days at a time. The most recent are shown, or you can select a specific date to show (along with the previous 10 days). Prior to April 13, 2006 you can find weekly reviews, located in articles.
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Monday 2nd July 2018  
  The highlight of the day was a Rustic Bunting new in on Fair Isle, Shetland Isles. Rarities elsewhere comprised the King Eider still in Aberdeenshire and Bonaparte's Gulls in both Kent and London.

Scarcities included Rose-coloured Starling (Aberdeenshire) and Cattle Egret (Cambridgeshire).

Significant late news from yesterday concerned a Franklin's Gull seen in Cornwall at the Hayle Estuary and a Lesser Scaup identified in Highland at St John's Pool.
Chris Batty, RBA
Sunday 1st July 2018  
  The highlight of the day was the continuing Pacific Golden Plover in Cornwall at Hayle whilst a Bee-eater was seen nearby at Polgigga. Elsewhere rarities comprised the Squacco Heron still in East Yorkshire, Black-headed Bunting on the Shetland Isles and Bonaparte's Gulls in both Kent and London.

Scarcities included two Red-backed Shrikes (both Shetland Isles) and three Cattle Egrets.
Chris Batty, RBA
Saturday 30th June 2018  
  Lingering rarities seen today included the Squacco Heron at Kilnsea, Yorkshire, Pacific Golden Plover at Gwithian then Hayle, Cornwall, Black-headed Bunting at Norwick, Shetland, Iberian Chiffchaff at Thurstaston, Wirral and single Bonaparte's Gulls at Cross Ness, London and Oare, Kent.

Scarcity highlights included a Montagu's Harrier, two Rose-coloured Starlings, two Red-backed Shrikes, two Glossy Ibises, two Glaucous Gulls, four Honey Buzzards and four Pomarine Skuas.
Will Soar, RBA
Friday 29th June 2018  
  The highlight of the day was a Squacco Heron in East Yorkshire at Kilnsea where it showed all day. Rarities elsewhere comprised a Pacific Golden Plover new in Cornwall at Gwithian, a brief Alpine Swift in Shropshire at Broseley, the territiorial Great Reed Warbler still in Cambridgeshire, Black-winged Stilt in Norfolk and Bonaparte's Gulls in both Kent and London.

Scarcities included Rose-coloured Starling (Aberdeenshire), Golden Oriole (Gloucestershire) and Red-backed Shrike (Surrey).
Chris Batty, RBA
Thursday 28th June 2018  
  Rarity highlights comprised Snowy Owl (Western Isles), Eastern Subalpine Warbler (Shetland), Bonaparte's Gull (London) and Bee-eater (London), whilst the best of the rest included Red-backed Shrike (Surrey), Rose-coloured Starlings (Aberdeenshire, Co Cork, Dumfries & Galloway, Shetland and Western Isles), Golden Oriole (Shetland) and Cattle Egret (Dorset).
Stuart Piner, RBA
Wednesday 27th June 2018  
  Rarities today comprised Bonaparte's Gulls in both Kent and London, Black-winged Stilt in Norfolk and Bee-eaters in East Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire.

Scarcities included Golden Oriole and Hoopoe (both Gloucestershire), Red-backed Shrike and White Stork (2) (both Surrey), Rose-coloured Starling (Western Isles) and a migrant Red-necked Phalarope (Highland).
Chris Batty, RBA
Tuesday 26th June 2018  
  Rarities today comprised the Black-headed Bunting still on the Shetland Isles, Great Reed Warbler in Cambridgeshire, Savi's Warbler in Suffolk, Bonaparte's Gull in London, Bonaparte's Gull and brief Black Kite in Kent, and Black-winged Stilt in Norfolk.

Scarcities included Golden Oriole (Gloucestershire), Ring-necked Duck (Argyll), Cattle Egret (Merseyside) and four Rose-coloured Starlings (County Cork, County Galway, County Kerry and the Shetland Isles).
Chris Batty, RBA
Monday 25th June 2018  
  The highlight of the day was two Caspain Terns and a Great Shearwater watched at sea off Galley Head, County Cork.

Lingering rarities confirmed as still present were the territorial Great Reed Warbler in Cambridgieshire, Eastern Subalpine Warbler on the Shetland Isles, Savi's Warbler in Suffolk, Black-winged Stilt in Norfolk, and Bonaparte's Gulls in both Kent and London.

Scarcities included Golden Oriole (Gloucestershire), Long-tailed Skua (Shetland Isles), Cattle Egret (Merseyside), two migrant Red-necked Phalaropes (together on the Orkney Isles), and a total of four migrant Rose-coloured Starlings.
Chris Batty, RBA
Sunday 24th June 2018  
  Rarities today comprised the territorial Iberian Chiffchaff still on the Wirral, Great Reed Warbler in Cambridgeshire, Black-winged Stilt in Norfolk, Bonaparte's Gulls in both Kent and London, and Black Kites reported briefly in both Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire.

Scarcities included Red-breasted Flycatcher (Isle of Man), Purple Heron (County Cork), Cattle Egret (Merseyside), Long-tailed Skua (Highland), Spotted Crake (West Yorkshire), and three Rose-coloured Starlings (Aberdeenshire, County Kerry and the Orkney Isles).
Chris Batty, RBA
Saturday 23rd June 2018  
  New discoveries comprised a 1st-summer Bonaparte's Gull at Cross Ness (London) and Snowy Owl on Stronsay (Orkney), whilst Great Reed Warbler (Cambridgeshire), Bonaparte's Gull (Kent) and Savi's Warbler (Suffolk) all lingered.

The best of the rest included four Rose-coloured Starlings (Aberdeenshire [2], Co Kerry and Western Isles), Honey Buzzard (North Yorkshire) and Cattle Egret (Merseyside).
Stuart Piner, RBA
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