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Thursday 14th January 2021  
 

The Rustic Bunting remained in Surrey (alongside the two Little Buntings), while wintering Lesser Yellowlegs lingered in Devon and Co.Waterford.

Other highlights from today included Rose-coloured Starling (Anglesey), Great Grey Shrike (Surrey), two Yellow-browed Warblers, 16 Waxwings, three Ring-billed Gulls, two American Wigeon, 11 Ring-necked Ducks, four Green-winged Teal, three Black Brant, Todd's Canada Goose (Argyll), Snow Goose (Western Isles), three Glossy Ibises (Cambridgeshire), seven Glaucous Gulls and 26 Iceland Gulls
David Campbell, RBA
Wednesday 13th January 2021  
  A White-billed Diver flew past Boulmer, Northumberland.

Lingering rarities included the White-throated Sparrow in Kent, Rustic Bunting in Surrey, Dusky Warbler in Cheshire and Eastern Black Redstart in Norfolk.

Scarcity highlights included a Great Grey Shrike, two Little Buntings, 14 Waxwings, a Little Auk, a Glossy Ibis, a Surf Scoter, three Ring-necked Ducks, three Green-winged Teal, two Tundra Bean Geese, six Taiga Bean Geese, three Black Brants, two Glaucous Gulls, four Ring-billed Gulls and 20 Iceland Gulls.
Will Soar, RBA
Tuesday 12th January 2021  
  Lingering rarities confirmed as still present today were the Pacific Golden Plover in Moray, Eastern Black Redstart in Norfolk, Rustic Bunting in Surrey, Eastern Yellow Wagtail in Northumberland, Dusky Warbler in Merseyside, Lesser Yellowlegs in Devon, and two Richardson's Cackling Geese together on the Western Isles.

Scarcities included Ring-billed Gull (Clyde), American Wigeon (Northumberland), Yellow-browed Warbler (Surrey), Black Brant (County Dublin), Snow Goose (Western Isles), two Rose-coloured Starlings, four each of Surf Scoter, Green-winged Teal, and Glossy Ibis, and eight of both Ring-necked Duck and Waxwing.
Chris Batty, RBA
Monday 11th January 2021  
  Lingering rarities still present today included the Rustic Bunting in Surrey, Dusky Warbler in Merseyside and Lesser Yellowlegs in County Waterford.

Scarcity highlights included two Little Buntings, two Rose-coloured Starlings, three Shorelarks, 13 Waxwings, a Glossy Ibis, a Surf Scoter, an American Wigeon, three Green-winged Teal, four Ring-necked Ducks, a Black Brant, eight Tundra Bean Geese, three Ring-billed Gulls, five Glaucous Gulls and 13 Iceland Gulls.
Will Soar, RBA
Sunday 10th January 2021  
  The first White-throated Sparrow for Kent is in a garden near Orlestone, where it has been present several days.

Other lingering rarities seen today included the Eastern Yellow Wagtail in Northumberland, Rustic Bunting in Surrey, Dusky Warbler in Merseyside, Long-billed Dowitcher in Cumbria, Lesser Yellowlegs in Devon and Yorkshire and King Eider in County Kerry.

Scarcity highlights included a Richard's Pipit, a Rose-coloured Starling, a Yellow-browed Warbler, two Great Grey Shrikes, two Little Buntings, three Lapland Buntings, at least 34 Waxwings, five Glossy Ibises, a Rough-legged Buzzard, a Grey Phalarope, an American Wigeon, two Green-winged Teal, two Surf Scoters, six Ring-necked Ducks, a Tundra Bean Goose, two Black Brants, three Ring-billed Gulls, 11 Glaucous Gulls and 27 Iceland Gulls.
Will Soar, RBA
Saturday 9th January 2021  
  A Dusky Warbler was discovered at Thetford, Norfolk today, and a King Eider was at Castlegregory, County Kerry.

Lingering rarities included the Rustic Bunting in Surrey, Dusky Warblers in Merseyside and Kent and Lesser Yellowlegs in Yorkshire.

Scarcity highlights included a Richard's Pipit, two Little Buntings, two Great Grey Shrikes, two Rose-coloured Starlings, four Yellow-browed Warblers, 18 Waxwings, 24 Lapland Buntings, an American Golden Plover, two Little Auks, three Glossy Ibises, a Green-winged Teal, two American Wigeon, four Surf Scoters, ten Ring-necked Ducks, two Black Brants, 11 Tundra Bean Geese, two Ring-billed Gulls, seven Glaucous Gulls and 14 Iceland Gulls.
Will Soar, RBA
Friday 8th January 2021  
  Lingering rarities seen today included the Rustic Bunting in Surrey, Lesser Yellowlegs in Devon and Pacific Golden Plover in Moray.

Scarcity highlights included a Richard's Pipit, a Lapland Bunting, Great Grey Shrike, a Yellow-browed Warbler, two Rose-coloured Starlings, three Little Buntings, a Grey Phalarope, a Green-winged Teal, five Surf Scoters, five Ring-necked Ducks, two Tundra Bean Geese, a Pomarine Skua, a Ring-billed Gull, nine Glaucous Gulls and 13 Iceland Gulls.
Will Soar, RBA
Thursday 7th January 2021  
 

The Bufflehead in Co.Down, Rustic Bunting in Surrey, White-billed Diver in Shetland and Dusky Warbler in Merseyside all continued their stays.

Scarcities included Richard's Pipit (Cornwall), two Little Buntings (Surrey), two Rose-coloured Starlings, four Yellow-browed Warblers, four Ring-billed Gulls, Kumlien's Gull (South Yorkshire), seven Glaucous Gulls, 20 Iceland Gulls, Surf Scoter (Co.Dublin), two Green-winged Teal, nine Ring-necked Ducks, two Black Brants, 12 Tundra Bean Geese and Glossy Ibis (Cambridgeshire).
David Campbell, RBA
Wednesday 6th January 2021  
 

News was received on the continued presence of the Pacific Golden Plover in Moray, Rustic Bunting in Surrey, Eastern Yellow Wagtail in Northumberland, Lesser Scaup in Co.Waterford, Long-billed Dowitcher in Cumbria and North Yorkshire and Lesser Yellowlegs in Devon.

Other national highlights included two Great Grey Shrikes, three Rose-coloured Starlings, two Little Buntings (Surrey) two Yellow-browed Warblers, Little Auk (Highland), three Ring-billed Gulls, 18 Glaucous Gulls, 27 Iceland Gulls, three Surf Scoters, Green-winged Teal (Devon), nine Ring-necked Ducks, Black Brant (Devon), 21 Tundra Bean Geese and two Glossy Ibises.
David Campbell, RBA
Tuesday 5th January 2021  
  Rarities today comprised the Belted Kingfisher still in County Cork, Black Duck in Highland, Rustic Bunting in Surrey, Kentish Plover in Somerset, King Eider in Moray, Lesser Yellowlegs in Devon, Ferruginous Duck in Hampshire, and two White-billed Divers still together on the Shetland Isles, whilst in Northumberland the Eastern Yellow Wagtail reappeared at Prestwick Carr where it had first been seen on 6th November.

Scarcities included Rose-coloured Starling (Dorset), American Wigeon (Northumberland), Yellow-browed Warbler (Surrey), Lapland Bunting (Highland), Black Brant (Hampshire), three each of Little Bunting, Ring-billed Gull, and Surf Scoter, four Glossy Ibises, and a total of 12 Ring-necked Ducks.
Chris Batty, RBA
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