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Tuesday 19th February 2019  
 

The mega alert sounded with the incredible news of a Tengmalm's Owl found at its daytime roost at Bixter, Mainland, Shetland. It remained in full view for the rest of the day, before departing its roost at dusk.

The Red-rumped Swallow remained in Glamorgan, Coues's Arctic Redpoll lingered in Norfolk and Penduline Tits were still in Dorset and Greater London. Old favourites included Blyth's Reed Warbler in Greater Manchester, Long-billed Dowitcher in Lincolnshire and Lesser Yellowlegs in Dorset.

The best of the rest included four Shorelarks, five Great Grey Shrikes, a Pallas's Warbler, two Yellow-browed Warblers, a Rose-coloured Starling, a Richard's Pipit, three Rough-legged Buzzards, three Ring-billed Gulls, a Kumlien's Gull, 10 Iceland Gulls, 12 Glaucous Gulls, eight Glossy Ibises, a Black Brant, Taiga Bean Goose, five Tundra Bean Geese, four Green-winged Teal, six Ring-necked Ducks and a Surf Scoter.
David Campbell, RBA
Monday 18th February 2019  
  A Penduline Tit was discovered at Crossness LNR, London today, whilst lingering rarities included the Blyth's Reed Warbler in Greater Manchester, Coues's Arctic Redpoll in Norfolk, Penduline Tit in Dorset, Red-rumped Swallow in Glamorgan, Long-billed Dowitcher in Lincolnshire, Spotted Sandpiper in County Waterford, Lesser Yellowlegs in Dorset, White-billed Diver in Western Isles, Black Duck in Highland and Richardson's Cackling Goose in Argyll.

Scarcity highlights included a Rose-coloured Starling, a Lapland Bunting, two Pallas's Warblers, two Yellow-browed Warblers, two Great Grey Shrikes, 13 Shorelarks, a Temminck's Stint, two Snow Geese, two Taiga Bean Geese, two Tundra Bean Geese, a Black Brant, an American Wigeon, two Surf Scoters, five Ring-necked Ducks, four Green-winged Teal, three Rough-legged Buzzards, two Kumlien's Gulls and 16 Glossy Ibises.
Will Soar, RBA
Sunday 17th February 2019  
 

A Coues's Arctic Redpoll at Sculthorpe Moor NR was the only new rarity of the day.

Long-stayers were represented by Pacific Diver in Co.Cork, Blyth's Reed Warbler in Greater Manchester, Red-rumped Swallow in Glamorgan, Richardson's Cackling Goose in Western Isles, Long-billed Dowitcher in Lincolnshire, Spotted Sandpiper in Co.Wexford and Lesser Yellowlegs in Dorset.

Scarcities included a Hoopoe, a Pallas's Warbler, a Rose-coloured Starling, six Yellow-browed Warblers, three Great Grey Shrikes, seven Rough-legged Buzzards, a Temminck's Stint, a Little Auk, 27 Shorelarks, 11 Ring-billed Gulls, a Kumlien's Gull, 13 Iceland Gulls, 20 Glaucous Gulls, 18 Glossy Ibises, Lesser Snow Goose, four Black Brant, a Taiga Bean Goose, two Tundra Bean Geese, an American Wigeon, five Green-winged Teal, five Ring-necked Ducks and two Surf Scoters.
David Campbell, RBA
Saturday 16th February 2019  
  A Red-rumped Swallow was at Cwm Ivy, Glamorgan this afternoon, whilst lingering rarities seen today included the Blyth's Reed Warbler in Greater Manchester, Pied-billed Grebe in Shetland, Black Scoter in Northumberland, Lesser Yellowlegs in Dorset, Long-billed Dowitcher in Lincolnshire and single Spotted Sandpipers in County Wexford and County Waterford.

Scarcity highlights included a Pallas's Warbler, a Little Bunting, a Rose-coloured Starling, two Lapland Buntings, five Yellow-browed Warblers, six Great Grey Shrikes, 47 Shorelarks, a Temminck's Stint, four Rough-legged Buzzards, four Kumlien's Gulls, eight Ring-billed Gulls, eight Glossy Ibises, a Snow Goose, a Black Brant, an American Wigeon, three Green-winged Teals, eight Ring-necked Ducks, four Tundra Bean Geese and 38 Taiga Bean Geese.
Will Soar, RBA
Friday 15th February 2019  
  Highlight of the day was the discovery of a Great Spotted Cuckoo at Ballycroneen (Co Cork). A Gyr was found on Unst, Shetland. The Blyth's Reed Warbler (Greater Manchester), Penduline Tit and Lesser Yellowlegs (Dorset), Spotted Sandpiper (Co Waterford), Richardson's Cackling Goose (Argyll) and Long-billed Dowitcher (Lincolnshire) all lingered.

The best of the rest included Rose-coloured Starling (Conwy), Ring-billed Gull (Cornwall), Temminck's Stint (Cornwall), Ring-necked Duck (Dorset), Taiga Bean Goose (Lancashire), Kumlien's Gull (Suffolk), two Pallas's Warblers, Black Brants, Tundra Bean Geese, American Wigeons and Green-winged Teals, at least two Rough-legged Buzzards, four Yellow-browed Warblers, six Great Grey Shrikes, 14 Glossy Ibises and 34 Shorelarks.

Swallows arrived in Isles of Scilly, Cornwall and Gwynedd, whilst a House Martin was logged in Cornwall.
Stuart Piner, RBA
Thursday 14th February 2019  
 

New on the scene was a Black Duck near Rhayader, Powys, for its second day.

Continuing rarities included Blyth's Reed Warbler in Greater Manchester, Lesser Yellowlegs in Dorset, Long-billed Dowitcher in Lincolnshire and Richardson's Cackling Goose in Western Isles.

Scarcities were represented by a Temminck's Stint, two Pallas's Warblers, seven Yellow-browed Warblers, a Great Grey Shrike, a Rose-coloured Starling, a Richard's Pipit, a Ring-billed Gull, two Kumlien's Gulls, 13 Iceland Gulls, 14 Glaucous Gulls, three Rough-legged Buzzards, 19 Glossy Ibises, 53 Taiga Bean Geese, a Tundra Bean Goose, a Todd's Canada Goose, five Ring-necked Ducks, an American Wigeon, three Green-winged Teal and three Surf Scoters.
David Campbell, RBA
Wednesday 13th February 2019  
  Rarities comprised the Pacific Diver still in County Cork, Blyth's Reed Warbler in Greater Manchester and Long-billed Dowitcher in Lincolnshire.

Scarcities included Pallas's Warbler (Cornwall), Little Bunting (Norfolk), Richard's Pipit (Somerset), American Wigeon (Worcestershire), Ring-billed Gull (County Kerry), Temminck's Stint (Cornwall), Great Grey Shrike (North Yorkshire), Snow Goose (County Wexford), two Rough-legged Buzzards, four Ring-necked Ducks, six Yellow-browed Warblers, 13 Glossy Ibises and a total of 26 Shorelarks.
Chris Batty, RBA
Tuesday 12th February 2019  
  Rarities today comprised the Spotted Sandpiper still in County Wexford, Long-billed Dowitcher in Lincolnshire, Lesser Yellowlegs in Dorset, King Eider in Gwynedd and Richardson's Cackling Goose on the Western Isles.

Scarcities included Pallas's Warbler (Cornwall), Rose-coloured Starling (Conwy), American Wigeon (Worcestershire), Temminck's Stint (Cornwall), Lapland Bunting (Cleveland), Snow Goose (County Wexford), two each of Rough-legged Buzzard, Ring-billed Gull and Great Grey Shrike, three of both Yellow-browed Warbler and Glossy Ibis, eight Ring-necked Ducks and a total of 26 Shorelarks.
Chris Batty, RBA
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