Daily News Summaries
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Sunday 24th May 2020  
  New discoveries today included a Red-footed Falcon over Pegwell Bay, Kent, a Bee-eater at Boskednan, Cornwall, a White-billed Diver off Unst, Shetland and Black Kites over Woodford Green, London and Ashdown Forest, Sussex. Late news from yesterday concerned a Blyth's Reed Warbler near Budleigh Salterton, Devon.

Lingering rarities included the Collared Pratincole in Gloucestershire, Iberian Chiffchaff in London and Red-footed Falcon in Kent.

Scarcity highlights included a Serin, a Wryneck, a Grey-headed Wagtail, two Bluethroats, two Hoopoes, two Golden Orioles, four Red-backed Shrikes, a Buff-breasted Sandpiper, two Dotterel, two Red-necked Phalaropes, two Purple Herons, six Honey Buzzards, a Sabine's Gull, an Iceland Gull, two Roseate Terns, two Balearic Shearwaters, four Long-tailed Skuas and eight Pomarine Skuas.
Will Soar, RBA
Saturday 23rd May 2020  
  Rarities discovered today comprised a Long-billed Dowitcher in County Antrim at Belfast Lough, and in Kent a Red-footed Falcon at Sandwich Bay and two Bee-eaters together at St Margaret's at Cliffe.

Lingering rarities confirmed as still present were the Collared Pratincole in Gloucestershire at Northwick Warth, Squacco Heron in Dorset at Lodmoor, Little Bittern in County Dublin at Knock Lake, and the territorial Iberian Chiffchaff in London at Ponders End.

Scarcities included Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Nottinghamshire), Hoopoe (Greater Manchester), Temminck's Stint (East Yorkshire), two each of Golden Oriole, Purple Heron and migrant Red-necked Phalarope, three Bluethroats, seven Red-backed Shrikes, and a total of 15 Long-tailed Skuas.
Chris Batty, RBA
Friday 22nd May 2020  
  New discoveries today included a Broad-billed Sandpiper at Middleton Lakes RSPB, Staffordshire, a Red-throated Pipit at West Runton, Norfolk, a Black Kite at Boughton Street, Kent and a Red-rumped Swallow at Spurn, Yorkshire.

Lingering rarities included the Squacco Heron in Dorset, Little Bittern in County Dublin, Collared Pratincole in Gloucestershire, Citrine Wagtail in Orkney, Iberian Chiffchaff in London and two Bee-eaters in Cornwall.

Scarcity highlights included a Short-toed Lark, a Bluethroat, a Golden Oriole, two Hoopoes, two Common Rosefinches, four Red-backed Shrikes, a Buff-breasted Sandpiper, a Temminck's Stint, a Red-necked Phalarope, a Corncrake, two Honey Buzzards, a Glossy Ibis, two Purple Herons, an American Wigeon, two Balearic Shearwaters, four Pomarine Skuas and an Iceland Gull.
Will Soar, RBA
Thursday 21st May 2020  
  New discoveries today included a Collared Pratincole at New Passage, Gloucestershire, a Squacco Heron at Lodmoor RSPB, Dorset, a Blyth's Reed Warbler at Hale, Cheshire, Red-footed Falcons at East Chevington and Holy Island, both Northumberland and two Bee-eaters over Sennen Cove, Cornwall.

Lingerting rarities included the Little Bittern in County Dublin, Lesser Yellowlegs in Norfolk, Red-footed Falcons in Surrey and Yorkshire and Iberian Chiffchaff in Suffolk.

Scarcity highlights included an Icterine Warbler, two Golden Orioles, two Bluethroats, five Red-backed Shrikes, a Buff-breasted Sandpiper, a Red-necked Phalarope, a Temminck's Stint, a Glossy Ibis, two Purple Herons, a Montagu's Harrier, two Honey Buzzards, a Corncrake, an American Wigeon, an Iceland Gull and a Glaucous Gull.
Will Soar, RBA
Wednesday 20th May 2020  
  Rarities discovered today comprised a Great Reed Warbler in Cornwall at Caerthillian Cove, a brief Subalpine Warbler species in Suffolk at Landguard, Red-footed Falcon in Kent at Oare Marshes, and in East Yorkshire Bee-eaters flew over Flamborough Head, Kilnsea (2) and Sunk Island.

Lingering rarities confirmed as still present were the Little Bittern in County Dublin, Lesser Yellowlegs in Norfolk, Red-footed Falcon in Somerset, and territorial Iberian Chiffchaffs in both London and Suffolk.

Scarcities included Red-spotted Bluethroat (Pembrokeshire), Short-toed Lark and Red-backed Shrike (Isles of Scilly), Serin (Cornwall), Purple Heron, Montagu's Harrier and Corncrake (Norfolk), Night Heron (Hampshire), Red-necked Phalarope (Northumberland), Pectoral Sandpiper (Merseyside), Temminck's Stint (Dorset), Glossy Ibis (Cambridgeshire), two Woodchat Shrikes (Cornwall and Norfolk), three Golden Orioles, and four migrant Dotterel.
Chris Batty, RBA
Tuesday 19th May 2020  
 

Still present were the Iberian Chiffchaffs in London and Suffolk and the Little Bittern in Co.Dublin. A female Red-footed Falcon was found at Worth Marsh in Kent while continuing birds were in Surrey, Northamptonshire and South Yorkshire. A Black Kite flew over Earith in Cambridgeshire and Bee-eaters were heard near Polgigga in COrnwall and Peterculter in Aberdeenshire. In East Yorkshire, a Red-rumped Swallow flew south through Flamborough Head.

Scarcities included Common Rosefinch (Argyll), Hoopoe (Oxfordshire), two Golden Orioles, Pectoral Sandpiper (Merseyside), two Dotterel (Cleveland), two Temminck's Stints and Red-necked Phalarope (Northumberland),
David Campbell, RBA
Monday 18th May 2020  
  The 16th Solitary Sandpiper for the Isles of Scilly was discovered at Porth Hellick Pool, where it remained all day.

Other new discoveries included a Terek Sandpiper at Alkborough, Lincolnshire, an Iberian Chiffchaff at Minsmere RSPB, Suffolk, a Bonaparte's Gull at Baleshare, Western Isles, a Red-footed Falcon at Thursley Common, Surrey, a Red-rumped Swallow at Horsey Island, Essex and an Alpine Swift at Llandudno, Conwy.

Lingering rarities included the Little Bittern in County Dublin, Iberian Chiffchaff in London and single Red-footed Falcons in Northamptonshire, Somerset and Yorkshire.

Scarcity highlights included a Golden Oriole, a Richard's Pipit, three Hoopoes, a Pectoral Sandpiper, a Red-necked Phalarope, five Temminck's Stints, a Montagu's Harrier, two Honey Buzzards, six Pomarine Skuas, a Glaucous Gull and three Iceland Gulls.
Will Soar, RBA
Sunday 17th May 2020  
  Rarities today comprised the Tawny Pipit still in Cornwall at Kelynack, territorial Iberian Chiffchaff still in London at Ponders End, a Caspian Tern briefly in Suffolk, a Lesser Yellowlegs reported in Norfolk, two Bee-eaters together in Cornwall at St Buryan, Black Kites briefly in both Kent and Norfolk, and Red-footed Falcons in Kent, Northamptonshire, Somerset and South Yorkshire (2).

Scarcities included Golden Oriole (Northumberland), Montagu's Harrier (Norfolk), Wryneck and Glaucous Gull (Shetland Isles), two each of Hoopoe, Temminck's Stint and Lapland Bunting, and three each of Purple Heron, Iceland Gull and migrant Dotterel.
Chris Batty, RBA
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