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Friday 19th January 2018  
  Two White-billed Divers were discovered in Shetland today, one off Kirkabister and one in Mousa Sound, whilst news of three Coues's Arctic Redpolls present at Kelling, Norfolk for at least four days was released.

Other lingering rarities included the Stilt Sandpiper in Dorset, Pacific Diver in County Cork, Pied-billed Grebe and King Eider in Shetland, Hume's Warbler in Norfolk, Desert Wheatear in Yorkshire, Coues's Arctic Redpoll in Suffolk, Penduline Tit in Gloucestershire, King Eider in Ceredigion and Lesser Scaup in Somerset.

Scarcity highlights included a Bluethroat, a Little Bunting, a Lapland Bunting, two Richard's Pipits, two Great Grey Shrikes, nine Shorelarks, 19 Waxwings, 29 Parrot Crossbills, a Rough-legged Buzzard, five Tundra Bean Geese, a Surf Scoter, two American Wigeon, two Green-winged Teal, five Glossy Ibises, a Lesser Snow Goose, a Kumlien's Gull, four Ring-billed Gulls, 30 Glaucous Gulls and 36 Iceland Gulls.
Will Soar, RBA
Thursday 18th January 2018  
  The reappearance of the Stilt Sandpiper in Christchurch Harbour (Dorset) and the discovery of an adult Pacific Diver in Co Cork were today's highlights, whilst Hume's Warbler and Coues's Arctic Redpoll (Norfolk), King Eider (Ceredigion and Shetland), Lesser Scaup (Somerset and Cornwall), Black Scoter (Northumberland), Desert Wheatear (North Yorkshire) and Penduline Tit (Gloucestershire) all lingered.

The best of the rest included Richard's Pipit (Gloucestershire), Yellow-browed Warbler (Dorset), Rose-coloured Starling (East Yorkshire), Temminck's Stint (West Sussex), two Glossy Ibises, seven Waxwings and 19 Parrot Crossbills.
Stuart Piner, RBA
Wednesday 17th January 2018  
  Lingering rarities comprised Desert Wheatear (North Yorkshire), Long-billed Dowitcher (Kent), Lesser Scaup (Somerset), Coues's Arctic Redpolls (Norfolk and Suffolk), King Eider (Shetland), Hume's Warbler (Norfolk) and Penduline Tit Gloucestershire).

The best of the rest included Richard's Pipit (Gloucestershire), Temminck's Stint (West Sussex), Leach's Petrel (Lancashire), Kumlien's Gull (West Midlands), two American Wigeons, three Glossy Ibises and 16 Parrot Crossbills.
Stuart Piner, RBA
Tuesday 16th January 2018  
  Rarities today comprised the Desert Wheatear still in North Yorkshire, Hume's Warbler in Norfolk, Penduline Tit in Gloucestershire, Lesser Scaup in Somerset and Coues's Arctic Redpolls in both Norfolk (2) and Suffolk.

Scarcities included Richard's Pipit (Gloucestershire), Temminck's Stint (West Sussex), two each of both Ring-necked Duck and American Wigeon, three Glossy Ibises, four Ring-billed Gulls and in England a total of 14 Parrot Crossbills split between Hertfordshire and Norfolk.
Chris Batty, RBA
Monday 15th January 2018  
  Lingering rarities confirmed as still present today were the Stilt Sandpiper in Dorset, Penduline Tit in Gloucestershire and Lesser Scaup in Somerset.

Scarcities included two American Wigeons (Devon and Northumberland), three Surf Scoters, five Ring-billed Gulls, 11 Glossy Ibises and a total of 47 Cattle Egrets.
Chris Batty, RBA
Sunday 14th January 2018  
  Rarities today comprised the Stilt Sandpiper still in Dorset, Snowy Owl on the Isles of Scilly, Desert Wheatear in North Yorkshire, Hume's Warbler in Norfolk, Penduline Tit in Gloucestershire, Coues's Arctic Redpolls in both Norfolk and Suffolk, Long-billed Dowitcher in Kent, King Eiders in Ceredigion and County Sligo, and Lesser Scaups in Cornwall and County Galway.

Scarcities included Temminck's Stint (West Sussex), Rough-legged Buzzard (Cambridgeshire), Lesser Snow Goose (Aberdeenshire), two Richard's Pipits, three each of American Wigeon and Glossy Ibis, five Ring-necked Ducks, six of both Surf Scoter and Ring-billed Gull, and in England a total of 67 Parrot Crossbills between Berkshire, Derbyshire, Hertfordshire and Norfolk.
Chris Batty, RBA
Saturday 13th January 2018  
  A Lesser Scaup was found at Lydacan Turlough, County Galway today.

Lingering rarities included the Snowy Owl on St Martin's, Isles of Scilly, Stilt Sandpiper at Coward's Marsh, Dorset, Long-billed Dowitcher at Oare, Kent, Hume's Warbler at Waxham and two Coues's Arctic Redpolls at Letheringsett, both Norfolk (with another of the latter still at Aldeburgh, Suffolk), Desert Wheatear at Whitby, Yorkshire, Penduline Tit at Longford, Gloucestershire, Black Scoter at Rossbeigh, County Kerry and King Eider at Ynyslas, Ceredigion.

Scarcity highlights included a Richard's Pipit, four Great Grey Shrikes, six Lapland Buntings, nine Shorelarks, 41 Parrot Crossbills, 43 Waxwings, a Rough-legged Buzzard, four Glossy Ibises, an American Wigeon, two Surf Scoters, three Green-winged Teals, four Ring-necked Ducks, four Ring-billed Gulls, 18 Glaucous Gulls and 21 Iceland Gulls.
Will Soar, RBA
Friday 12th January 2018  
  New discoveries included a Stilt Sandpiper at Christchurch Harbour (Dorset - presumably the bird last seen on Brownsea Island on 28th December last year) and Coues's Arctic Redpoll in Orkney. The Snowy Owl (Isles of Scilly), Hume's Warbler (Norfolk), Desert Wheatear (North Yorkshire), Coues's Arctic Redpolls (Norfolk [2] and Suffolk), Long-billed Dowitcher (Kent) and Penduline Tit (Gloucestershire) all lingered.

The best of the rest included Richard's Pipit (Gloucestershire), Temminck's Stint (West Sussex), Rough-legged Buzzard (Cambridgeshire), 15 Parrot Crossbills (Norfolk), three American Wigeons and six Glossy Ibises.
Stuart Piner, RBA
Thursday 11th January 2018  
  Lingering rarities comprised Hume's Warbler and two Coues's Arctic Redpolls (Norfolk), Snowy Owl (Isles of Scilly), Desert Wheatear (North Yorkshire), Penduline Tit (Gloucestershire) and King Eider (Co Kerry), whilst a Lesser Yellowlegs reappeared at Lodmoor RSPB (Dorset).

The best of the rest included Temminck's Stint (West Sussex), Lapland Bunting (Cleveland), two Ring-necked Ducks, three each of Richard's Pipit, Glossy Ibis and Yellow-browed Warbler, four American Wigeon, six Surf Scoters, 12 Waxwings, 25 Shorelarks, and at least 32 Parrot Crossbills.
Stuart Piner, RBA
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