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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
Wednesday 10th January 2018  
  Lingering rarities comprised Hume's Warbler and at least four Coues's Arctic Redpolls (Norfolk), Snowy Owl (Isles of Scilly), King Eider (Ceredigion), Lesser Scaup (Cornwall), Penduline Tit (Gloucestershire), Long-billed Dowitcher (Kent) and Desert Wheatear (North Yorkshire).

The best of the scarcities included Temminck's Stint (West Sussex), Rough-legged Buzzard (Cambridgeshire), two Yellow-browed Warblers, three Richard's Pipits, three Glossy Ibises, five American Wigeons, ten Parrot Crossbills, at least ten Waxwings and 21 Shorelarks.
Stuart Piner, RBA
Tuesday 9th January 2018  
  Lingering rarities confirmed as still present today were the Desert Wheatear still in North Yorkshire, Hume's Warbler and two Coues's Arctic Redpolls in Norfolk, Penduline Tit in Gloucestershire, Long-billed Dowitcher in Kent and Lesser Scaup in Cornwall.

Scarcities included Ring-necked Duck (Essex), two Rough-legged Buzzards, three each of Richard's Pipit, Ring-billed Gull and Surf Scoter, four American Wigeons and in England 31 Parrot Crossbills spread between Berkshire, Derbyshire and Norfolk.
Chris Batty, RBA
Monday 8th January 2018  
  The highlight of the day was the discovery of a Red-throated Pipit in Cornwall on The Lizard. In Norfolk more Coues's Arctic Redpolls were identified with now three together at Letheringsett, two at Cromer and singles at Bodham and Holt.

Further lingering rarities confirmed as still present were the Black Scoter in Northumberland, Desert Wheatear in North Yorkshire, Hume's Warbler in Norfolk, Penduline Tit in Gloucestershire, White-billed Diver in Highland, King Eider in Ceredigion and Lesser Scaup in Cornwall.

Scarcities included Richard's Pipit (Gloucestershire), three each of Rough-legged Buzzard, American Wigeon and Ring-necked Duck, four Glossy Ibises, five each of both Ring-billed Gull and Surf Scoter, 31 Lapland Buntings and in England 28 Parrot Crossbills between Berkshire, Derbyshire and Norfolk.
Chris Batty, RBA
Sunday 7th January 2018  
  The highlight of the day was the return of the Black Scoter to Goswick, Northumberland, whilst in Highland a White-billed Diver was new at Scrabster.

Lingering rarities confirmed as still present were the Hume's Warbler in Norfolk, Desert Wheatear in North Yorkshire, Penduline Tit in Gloucestershire, Lesser Scaup in Cornwall and Coues's Arctic Redpolls in both Norfolk (3) and Suffolk

Scarcities included Rose-coloured Starling (East Yorkshire), Richard's Pipit (Gloucestershire), Temminck's Stint (West Sussex), two Rough-legged Buzzards, three Ring-necked Ducks, four Glossy Ibises, seven Surf Scoters, eight each of both American Wigeon and Ring-billed Gull, and in England 36 Parrot Crossbills between Berkshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Surrey.
Chris Batty, RBA
Saturday 6th January 2018  
  A White-billed Diver flew north along the north-east coast between Whitburn, County Durham and Hadston Carrs, Northumberland, with a further two birds reported from Beadnell. In Norfolk a Hume's Warbler was identified at Waxham, present for its second day, whilst late news from yesterday concerned a Brunnich's Guillemot off Lamba Ness, Unst, Shetland and a White-billed Diver off Brora, Highland.

Lingering rarities still present today included the Snowy Owl in Scilly, Desert Wheatear in Yorkshire, Coues's Arctic Redpolls in Norfolk and Suffolk, Penduline Tit in Gloucestershire, Lesser Scaups in Cornwall and Somerset and King Eider in Ceredigion.

Scarcity highlights included a Rose-coloured Starling, a Great Grey Shrike, two Yellow-browed Warblers, three Richard's Pipits, three Waxwings, seven Lapland Buntings, 25 Shorelarks, 41 Parrot Crossbills, a Temminck's Stint, seven Glossy Ibises, two Little Auks, two Pomarine Skuas, a Green-winged Teal, four Surf Scoters, four Ring-necked Ducks, four American Wigeon, a Todd's Canada Goose, a Tundra Bean Goose, a Rough-legged Buzzard, a Kumlien's Gull, seven Ring-billed Gulls, 25 Glaucous Gulls and 41 Iceland Gulls.
Will Soar, RBA
Thursday 4th January 2018  
  Lingering rarities included Desert Wheatear (North Yorkshire), Penduline Tit (Gloucestershire), Snowy Owl (Isles of Scilly), Lesser Scaup (Cornwall and Somerset), King Eider (Shetland) and Coues's Arctic Redpoll (Suffolk).

The best of the rest included Rose-coloured Starling (East Yorkshire), Temminck's Stint (West Sussex), Rough-legged Buzzard (Cambridgeshire), two Yellow-browed Warblers, three American Wigeons, four Glossy Ibises, five Waxwings, five Ring-necked Ducks and Parrot Crossbills in Norfolk (15), Berkshire/Surrey (10+), Suffolk (6), Hertfordshire (3) and Derbyshire (2+).
Stuart Piner, RBA
Wednesday 3rd January 2018  
  New discoveries today included a Snowy Owl on St Martin's, Isles of Scilly and a Bonaparte's Gull at Radipole Lake, Dorset.

Lingering rarities included the Desert Wheatear in Yorkshire, Penduline Tit in Gloucestershire, Coues's Arctic Redpoll in Suffolk, Pied-billed Grebe in Shetland, White-billed Diver in Orkney and Lesser Scaup in Somerset.

Scarcity highlights were a Yellow-browed Warbler, two Lapland Buntings, 12 Waxwings, 31 Parrot Crossbills, a Temminck's Stint, two Ring-necked Ducks, four Surf Scoters, five American Wigeon, a Snow Goose, six Glossy Ibises, a Little Auks, two Pomarine Skuas, three Kumlien's Gulls, four Ring-billed Gulls, 20 Glaucous Gulls and 21 Iceland Gulls.
Will Soar, RBA
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