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Wednesday 17th February 2021  
  Lingering rarities seen today included the Bufflehead in Warwickshire, Rustic Bunting in Surrey, Dusky Warbler in Merseyside and Ferruginous Duck in Cambridgeshire. Late news concerned the Belted Kingfisher in County Cork which was still present on Saturday and a new Dusky Warbler at Chelford, Cheshire on 10th February.

Scarcity highlights included a Shorelark, two Little Buntings, two Rose-coloured Starlings, four Lapland Buntings, ten Waxwings, five Glossy Ibises, two American Wigeon, thee Ring-necked Ducks, two Taiga Bean Geese, ten Tundra Bean Geese, five Black Brants, a Kumlien's Gull, three Ring-billed Gulls, five Glaucous Gulls and 24 Iceland Gulls.
Will Soar, RBA
Tuesday 16th February 2021  
 

The Bufflehead reappeared in Warwickshire. Meanwhile, the Northern Mockingbird in Devon, Rustic Bunting in Surrey, Lesser Yellowlegs in Devon, Dusky Warbler in Merseyside and Ferruginous Duck in Cambridgeshire all continued their stays.

Other highlights today included Rose-coloured Starling (Dorset), two Little Buntings (Surrey), two Ring-billed Gulls, Black Brant (Essex), Snow Goose (Orkney), two Green-winged Teal, eight Ring-necked Ducks, 10 Glossy Ibises, two Taiga Bean Geese (Lancashire) and Grey Phalarope (Angus).
David Campbell, RBA
Monday 15th February 2021  
  In Norfolk, a Coues's Arctic Redpoll was discovered in Wells Woods, whilst a second Dusky Warbler joined the long staying bird at Ainsdale, Merseyside.

Lingering rarities included the Northern Mockingbird in Devon, Rustic Bunting in Surrey and Lammergeier in Norfolk.

Scarcity highlights included a Rose-coloured Starling, two Little Buntings, 12 Lapland Buntings, a Little Auk, a Grey Phalarope, three Glossy Ibises, an American Wigeon, two Surf Scoters, five Ring-necked Ducks, a Todd's Canada Goose, two Black Brants, four Tundra Bean Geese, a Pomarine Skua, a Kumlien's Gull, a Ring-billed Gull, eight Glaucous Gulls and 18 Iceland Gulls.
Will Soar, RBA
Sunday 14th February 2021  
  The highlight of the day was the discovery of a Bonaparte's Gull in Glamorgan at Cardiff Bay.

Rarities elsewhere comprised the Rustic Bunting still in Surrey at Thursley Common, and the Spotted Sandpiper still in Ayrshire at Croy Shore.

Scarcities included Surf Scoter (Lothian), Great Grey Shrike (Devon), Grey Phalarope (North Yorkshire), Black Brant (Suffolk), two Rose-coloured Starlings, two Little Buntings (together in Surrey), four Lapland Buntings, five Ring-necked Ducks, and a total of seven Glossy Ibises.
Chris Batty, RBA
Saturday 13th February 2021  
  Rarities today comprised the Northern Mockingbird still in Devon at Exmouth, White-throated Sparrow still in East Sussex at Barcombe Cross, Rustic Bunting in Surrey, Spotted Sandpiper in Ayrshire, Long-billed Dowitcher in North Yorkshire, two King Eiders together in County Donegal, and Lesser Yellowlegs in both County Waterford and County Wexford.

Scarcities included Rose-coloured Starling (Dorset), Ring-billed Gull (County Wicklow), American Wigeon (Northumberland), Kumlien's Gull (Cambridgeshire), two each of both Little Bunting and Black Brant, three of Great Grey Shrike and Lapland Bunting, five Glossy Ibises, six Ring-necked Ducks, 17 Waxwings, and a total of 43 Smew.
Chris Batty, RBA
Friday 12th February 2021  
 

Long-stayers reported today were the Northern Mockingbird in Devon, Spotted Sandpiper in Ayrshire, Ferruginous Duck in Hampshire and Rustic Bunting in Surrey.

Scarcities included Rose-coloured Starling (Dorset), two Little Buntings (Surrey), Ring-billed Gull (Co.Antrim), Kumlien's Gull (Cambridgeshire), Surf Scoter (Lothian), American Wigeon (Northumberland), four Ring-necked Ducks, Grey Phalarope (East Yorkshire), three Glossy Ibises, Yellow-browed Warbler (Dorset) and three Waxwings (North Yorkshire).
David Campbell, RBA
Thursday 11th February 2021  
  Lingering rarities seen today included the Northern Mockingbird in Devon, White-throated Sparrow in Sussex, Rustic Bunting in Surrey and Dusky Warbler in Merseyside.

Scarcity highlights included a Black-bellied Dipper, a Rose-coloured Starling, a Yellow-browed Warbler, two Little Buntings, two Great Grey Shrikes, four Lapland Buntings, a Grey Phalarope, two Glossy Ibises, three Ring-necked Ducks, four Black Brants, five Tundra Bean Geese, ten Glaucous Gulls and 22 Iceland Gulls.
Will Soar, RBA
Wednesday 10th February 2021  
  In Norfolk, an adult Lammergeier was seen over Bylaugh Park near Bawdeswell.

Lingering rarities still present today included the Northern Mockingbird in Devon, Rustic Bunting in Surrey, Dusky Warbler in Merseyside, Lesser Yellowlegs in Devon and White-billed Divers in Shetland and Orkney (2).

Scarcity highlights included a Shorelark, a Rose-coloured Starling, a Yellow-browed Warbler, two Little Buntings, two Great Grey Shrikes, two Grey Phalaropes, a Green-winged Teal, an American Wigeon, six Ring-necked Ducks, a Todd's Canada Goose, a Snow Goose, four Black Brants, 18 Tundra Bean Geese, two Kumlien's Gulls, nine Glaucous Gulls and 19 Iceland Gulls.
Will Soar, RBA
Tuesday 9th February 2021  
  A Dusky Warbler discovered today in North Yorkshire at Ainderby Steeple is the furthest north of the fifteen Dusky Warblers located in England since 1st December 2020.

Lingering rarities confirmed as still present today were in Devon both the Northern Mockingbird at Exmouth and Lesser Yellowlegs at Aveton Gifford, the White-throated Sparrow in East Sussex at Barcombe, Rustic Bunting in Surrey at Thursley Common, Dusky Warbler in Merseyside at Ainsdale.

Scarcities included Ring-billed Gull (County Limerick), Great Grey Shrike (Surrey), Grey Phalarope (Northumberland), Glossy Ibis (Kent), two each of Little Bunting and Green-winged Teal, three of Yellow-browed Warbler and Kumlien's Gull, and a total of 10 Ring-necked Ducks.
Chris Batty, RBA
Monday 8th February 2021  
  In Devon, the Northern Mockingbird remained in Exmouth, with other lingering rarities including the Rustic Bunting in Surrey, Dusky Warbler in Merseyside and Spotted Sandpiper in Ayrshire.

Scarcity highlights included a Rose-coloured Starling, a Yellow-browed Warbler, two Little Buntings, four Lapland Buntings, three Grey Phalaropes, a Green-winged Teal, five Ring-necked Ducks, a Black Brant, two Todd's Canada Geese, seven Tundra Bean Geese, two Ring-billed Gulls, two Kumlien's Gulls, six Glaucous Gulls and 17 Iceland Gulls.
Will Soar, RBA
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