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Sunday 17th November 2019  
  Rarities discovered today comprised a Penduline Tit in London at Rainham Marshes, an Olive-backed Pipit in Norfolk at Holkham, Lesser Yellowlegs in North Yorkshire at Catterick, and in Northumberland the Bonaparte's Gull was confirmed as having returned to Bamburgh.

Lingering rarities still present were the Steller's Eider and five White-billed Divers on the Orkney Isles, Isabelline Wheatear and two Hume's Warblers in Norfolk, Eastern Yellow Wagtail in Suffolk, Hume's Warbler in East Yorkshire, Dusky Warbler on the Isles of Scilly, Blue-winged Teal in Devon, Semipalmated Sandpiper and Lesser Scaup in Hampshire, Bonaparte's Gull in County Wexford, White-rumped Sandpiper in County Londonderry, and Long-billed Dowitchers in Cumbria, Devon and Northumberland.

Scarcities included Pallas's Warbler (Cornwall and Kent), Little Bunting (Shetland Isles), Rose-coloured Starling (Dumfries and Galloway), Serin (East Sussex), Barred Warbler (Cleveland), Wryneck (Warwickshire), two each of both American Wigeon and Glossy Ibis, three of Rough-legged Buzzard and Ring-billed Gull, four Surf Scoters and six Ring-necked Ducks.
Chris Batty, RBA
Saturday 16th November 2019  
  New discoveries today included a Semipalmated Sandpiper at Oxey Marsh and a Lesser Scaup at Blashford Lakes, both Hampshire, a Desert Wheatear on Foula, Shetland, a Dusky Warbler at Anderby Creek, Lincolnshire, a second Hume's Warbler joined the lingering bird at Holkham, Norfolk and there are now ten White-billed Divers off Papa Westray, Orkney.

Lingering rarities seen today included the Steller's Eider and Blue Rock Thrush in Orkney, Eastern Yellow Wagtail in Suffolk, Isabelline Wheatear in Norfolk, Hume's Warbler in Yorkshire, Pacific Diver in County Cork, Long-billed Dowitcher in Cumbria, White-rumped Sandpiper in County Derry, White-winged Scoter in Lothian, Blue-winged Teal in Devon, Lesser Scaup in Cornwall, two Richardson's Cackling Geese in Western Isles and Bonaparte's Gull in County Wexford.

Scarcity highlights included a Serin, a Pallas's Warbler, a Rose-coloured Starling, a Red-backed Shrike, three Great Grey Shrikes, six Lapland Buntings, nine Shorelarks, a Rough-legged Buzzard, a Grey Phalarope, a Ring-billed Gull, a Surf Scoter, four American Wigeon, five Green-winged Teals, seven Ring-necked Ducks, a Black Brant, two Snow Geese and three Tundra Bean Geese.
Will Soar, RBA
Friday 15th November 2019  
  New discoveries today included a Hume's Warbler at Spurn, Yorkshire, a Dowitcher species at Campfield Marsh RSPB, Cumbria and a Bonaparte's Gull at Kilmore Quay, County Wexford.

Lingering rarities seen today included the Steller's Eider, Blue Rock Thrush and five White-billed Divers in Orkney, Eastern Yellow Wagtail in Suffolk, Isabelline Wheatear and Hume's Warbler in Norfolk, another Hume's Warbler in Yorkshire, Little Bittern in Hertfordshire, Blue-winged Teal in Devon, Lesser Scaup in Cornwall, two Richardson's Cackling Geese in Western Isles and single Long-billed Dowitchers in Devon and Northumberland.

Scarcity highlights included a Serin, a Pallas's Warbler, a Richard's Pipit, a Hoopoe, a Rose-coloured Starling, a Wryneck, a Red-backed Shrike, a Northern Long-tailed Tit, six Shorelarks, seven Lapland Buntings, two Rough-legged Buzzards, a Leach's Petrel, two Grey Phalaropes, a Surf Scoter and two Ring-necked Ducks.
Will Soar, RBA
Thursday 14th November 2019  
  The highlight of the day was the discovery of a Little Bittern in Hertfordshire at Amwell, with a Dusky Warbler new in Cornwall at Polgigga.

Lingering rarities confirmed as still present were the Paddyfield Pipit in Cornwall, Steller's Eider and Blue Rock Thrush on the Orkney Isles, White-winged Scoter in Lothian, two Eastern Yellow Wagtails in Suffolk, Isabelline Wheatear in Norfolk, Hume's Warbler in East Yorkshire and Long-billed Dowitcher in Northumberland.

Scarcities included Pallas's Warbler (Cornwall), Serin (East Sussex), Ring-billed Gull (County Sligo), Surf Scoter (Lothian), two each of both Rose-coloured Starling and Ring-necked Duck, and three Rough-legged Buzzards.
Chris Batty, RBA
Wednesday 13th November 2019  
  Rarities discovered today comprised a Black Scoter in Angus at Lunan Bay, a Penduline Tit trapped at Orford Ness, Suffolk, a White-rumped Sandpiper at Black Rock Strand, County Kerry, and in County Carlow an early first-winter Bonaparte's Gull at Kildavin.

Lingering rarities confirmed as still present today were both the Paddyfield Pipit and Lesser Scaup in Cornwall, Steller's Eider and Blue Rock Thrush on the Orkney Isles, White-winged Scoter in Lothian, both Eastern Yellow Wagtail and Dusky Warbler in Suffolk, Isabelline Wheatear, Little Bittern and Hume's Warbler in Norfolk, Eastern Stonechat and three Hume's Warblers in East Yorkshire, Blue-winged Teal and Long-billed Dowitcher in Devon, and Long-billed Dowitcher in Northumberland.
Chris Batty, RBA
Tuesday 12th November 2019  
  Today was another good day for eastern rarities with the Paddyfield Pipit still in Cornwall, Isabelline Wheatear in Norfolk, Eastern Yellow Wagtail in Suffolk, Eastern Stonechat in East Yorkshire, Dusky Warbler on the Isles of Scilly, Pallas's Warbler in Lincolnshire, and Hume's Warblers in Denbighshire, East Yorkshire (3), Norfolk and the Isles of Scilly.

Rarities from elsewhere comprised the Steller's Eider still on the Orkney Isles, White-winged Scoter in Lothian, Pacific Diver in County Cork, Little Bittern in Norfolk, Blue-winged Teal in Devon, Long-billed Dowitcher in Northumberland, Lesser Scaups in Cornwall (2) and County Mayo, and two Two-barred Crossbills together on the Western Isles.
Chris Batty, RBA
Monday 11th November 2019  
  A Hume's Warbler was discovered at Rhyl, Denbighshire, and a Ferruginous Duck was at Papercourt GPs, Surrey.

Lingering rarities included the Steller's Eider in Orkney, Paddyfield Pipit and American Buff-bellied Pipit in Cornwall, Eastern Yellow Wagtail in Suffolk, Isabelline Wheatear and Hume's Warbler in Norfolk, other Hume's Warblers in Highland and Yorkshire (three), Eastern Stonechat sp in Yorkshire, Short-billed Dowitcher in County Louth, Long-billed Dowitcher in Northumberland, Blue-winged Teal in Devon and two Lesser Scaups in Cornwall.

Scarcity highlights included a Pallas's Warbler, a Barred Warbler, a Little Bunting, a Wryneck, two Great Grey Shrikes, six Shorelarks, 226 Waxwings, a Grey Phalarope, a Pomarine Skua, two Little Auks, a Rough-legged Buzzard, a Black Brant, two Ring-necked Ducks, four Green-winged Teals and two Iceland Gulls.
Will Soar, RBA
Sunday 10th November 2019  
  The highlight of the day was an Isabelline Wheatear new in Norfolk at Cley whilst other rarities discovered were a new Lesser Scaup in Cornwall at Stithians Reservoir, Dusky Warblers on the Isles of Scilly on St Mary's and in Suffolk at Hollesley, White-rumped Sandpipers in Forth at Skinflats and County Londonderry at the Roe Estuary (2), with now two Hume's Warblers together in Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Lingering rarities confirmed as still present were Paddyfield Pipit, American Buff-bellied Pipit and Lesser Scaup all in Cornwall, Steller's Eider, Blue Rock Thrush and seven White-billed Divers on the Orkney Isles, White-winged Scoter in Lothian, Brown Shrike on the Isles of Scilly, Eastern Yellow Wagtail in Suffolk, Eastern Stonechat species in Eaat Yorkshire, Baird's Sandpiper in County Kerry, Long-billed Dowitcher in Northumberland, Blue-winged Teal in Devon, Hume's Warblers in East Yorkshire (3), Highland and Norfolk, and White-rumped Sandpipers in County Cork, County Londonderry (6) and the Western Isles.
Chris Batty, RBA
Saturday 9th November 2019  
 

New rarities today comprised Eastern Black Redstart at Boulby in Cleveland, Eastern Stonechat sp at Easington in East Yorkshire, King Eider at Nairn in Highland, and Hume's Warblers in Suffolk (three!), Norfolk and East Yorkshire.

Still present were the Steller's Eider in Orkney, Paddyfield Pipit in Cornwall, Blue Rock Thrush in Orkney, Eastern Yellow Wagtail in Suffolk (confirmed from sound recordings), Short-billed Dowitcher in Co.Louth, White-winged Scoter in Lothian, American Buff-bellied Pipit in Cornwall, Blue-winged Teal in Devon, Lesser Scaup in Cornwall, Little Bittern in Norfolk, Long-billed Dowitchers in Northumberland and Devon, Olive-backed Pipit in Northumberland, existing Hume's Warblers in East Yorkshire (two) and Highland, and nine White-rumped Sandpipers (six together in Co.Derry, two together in Co.Mayo, and another in Western Isles).

Scarcities included Montagu's Harrier (Surrey), Little Bunting (Northumberland, five Pallas's Warblers, three Great Grey Shrikes, two Hoopoes, Shorelark, Surf Scoter (Lothian), two Green-winged Teal (both East Yorkshire), three Ring-necked Ducks, three Black Brants, two Glossy Ibises, Grey Phalarope (Norfolk), 30 Taiga Bean Geese (Clyde), three Tundra Bean Geese, and Bean Goose sp (Suffolk).
David Campbell, RBA
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