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Sunday 17th January 2021  
  New discoveries today included a Snowy Owl on Fetlar, Shetland and a Ferruginous Duck at Pymoor, Cambridgeshire.

Lingering rarities seen today included the Double-crested Cormorant in County Kerry, Hooded Merganser and Eastern Yellow Wagtail in Suffolk, Rustic Bunting in Surrey and Dusky Warbler in Kent.

Scarcity highlights included two Little Buntings, two Rose-coloured Starlings, two Great Grey Shrikes, two Waxwings, three Yellow-browed Warblers, three Shorelarks, 56 Lapland Buntings, an American Golden Plover, a Rough-legged Buzzard, three Glossy Ibises, a Surf Scoter, an American Wigeon, a Green-winged Teal, four Ring-necked Ducks, four Black Brants, six Taiga Bean Geese, ten Tundra Bean Geese, three Ring-billed Gulls, 17 Iceland Gulls and 24 Glaucous Gulls.
Will Soar, RBA
Saturday 16th January 2021  
 

The King Eider in Co.Kerry continued its stay. Other highlights included Great Grey Shrike (Surrey), two Rose-coloured Starlings, eight Waxwings, Yellow-browed Warbler (Buckinghamshire), three Ring-billed Gulls, four Surf Scoters, two American Wigeon, two Ring-necked Ducks, Green-winged Teal (Devon), Black Brant (Dorset), three Tundra Bean Geese and Glossy Ibis (Dorset).
David Campbell, RBA
Friday 15th January 2021  
  Lingering rarities still present today included the Rustic Bunting in Surrey and Lesser Yellowlegs in Devon.

Scarcity highlights included a Richard's Pipit, a Shorelark, a Waxwing, two Little Buntings, two Great Grey Shrikes, 2 Rose-coloured Starlings, 40 Lapland Buntings, six Glossy Ibises, an American Wigeon, three Ring-necked Ducks, five Surf Scoters, four Black Brants, 12 Tundra Bean Geese, two Ring-billed Gulls, two Kumlien's Gulls, 13 Glaucous Gulls and 19 Iceland Gulls.
Will Soar, RBA
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
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