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Monday 21st January 2019  
  Rarities today comprised a Penduline Tit new in Kent at Grove Ferry, Eastern Yellow Wagtail still on the Isles of Scilly, Hume's Warbler still in East Sussex, Dusky Warbler in Lincolnshire, at least one Pacific Diver in Cornwall, Bonaparte's Gull in London, Spotted Sandpiper in County Wexford, Long-billed Dowitcher in Lincolnshire, Lesser Yellowlegs in Dorset, Lesser Scaup in Staffordshire and Ferruginous Duck in Hampshire.

Scarcities included Temminck's Stint (Cornwall), Great Grey Shrike (Glamorgan), two each of Rose-coloured Starling and Glossy Ibis, three of Lapland Bunting and American Wigeon, five Rough-legged Buzzards, six of Yellow-browed Warbler and Ring-necked Duck, and a total of 12 Shorelarks.

Significant late news concerned a Blyth's Reed Warbler present yesterday in Greater Manchester at Hope Carr whilst in County Cork the American Herring Gull remained near Cahermore.
Chris Batty, RBA
Sunday 20th January 2019  
  Rarities today comprised a Bonaparte's Gull new in London at Erith, Hume's Warbler still in East Sussex, Dusky Warbler and Long-billed Dowitcher both still in Lincolnshire, Spotted Sandpiper in County Wexford, Black Scoter in Northumberland, Lesser Yellowlegs in both Cornwall and Dorset, Lesser Scaup in County Galway, Hampshire and Staffordshire, Coues's Arctic Redpolls in Borders and Lothian, and Richardson's Cackling Goose on the Western Isles.

Scarcities included Temminck's Stint and two Serins (Cornwall), two Rose-coloured Starlings, three each of both American Wigeon and Surf Scoter, four Great Grey Shrikes, five Rough-legged Buzzards, six Lapland Buntings, eight Ring-necked Ducks, 10 Yellow-browed Warblers, 24 Glossy Ibises and a total of 51 Shorelarks.
Chris Batty, RBA
Saturday 19th January 2019  
  Lingering rarities still present today included the Eastern Yellow Wagtail in Scilly, Hume's Warbler in Sussex, Coues's Arctic Redpoll in Lothian, Black Scoter in Northumberland, Lesser Scaup in Staffordshire, Long-billed Dowitcher in Lincolnshire, Lesser Yellowlegs in Dorset and Spotted Sandpiper in County Wexford.

Scarcity highlights included a Serin, a Great Grey Shrike, a Rose-coloured Starling, two Lapland Buntings, nine Yellow-browed Warblers, 61 Shorelarks, a Temminck's Stint, seven Rough-legged Buzzards, two American Wigeon, four Surf Scoters, seven Ring-necked Ducks, six Tundra Bean Geese, two Kumlien's Gulls, three Ring-billed Gulls, 12 Glaucous Gulls, 14 Iceland Gulls and 18 Glossy Ibises.
Will Soar, RBA
Friday 18th January 2019  
  Lingering rarities comprised Hume's Warbler (East Sussex), Dusky Warbler and Long-billed Dowitcher (Lincolnshire), Black Scoter (Northumberland), Lesser Scaup (Staffordshire), Lesser Yellowlegs (Cornwall and Dorset) and Spotted Sandpiper (Co Wexford). A Lapland Bunting (Cleveland), Green-winged Teal (Co Wexford), Black Brant (Essex), three Rose-coloured Starlings, American Wigeons and Great Grey Shrikes, up to four Rough-legged Buzzards, four Yellow-browed Warblers, Ring-necked Ducks and Surf Scoters, 11 Glossy Ibises and 41 Shorelarks.
Stuart Piner, RBA
Thursday 17th January 2019  
 

Continuing rarities comprised the Hume's Warbler in East Sussex, two Coues's Arctic Redpolls in Lothian, Lesser Scaups in Staffordshire and Somerset, Ferruginous Duck in Hampshire, White-billed Diver in Western Isles.

Scarcities included four Great Grey Shrikes, a Lapland Bunting, 20 Shorelarks, a Rose-coloured Starling, a Serin, 12 Yellow-browed Warblers, four Rough-legged Buzzards, two Ring-billed Gulls, 10 Iceland Gulls, 11 Glaucous Gulls, 21 Glossy Ibises, a Todd's Canada Goose, a Black Brant, eight Taiga Bean Geese, nine Tundra Bean Geese, two American Wigeon, two Surf Scoters, two Green-winged Teal and six Ring-necked Ducks.
David Campbell, RBA
Wednesday 16th January 2019  
 

Long-stayers included Hume's Warbler in East Sussex, Long-billed Dowitcher in Lincolnshire, Coues's Arctic Redpoll in Lothian and Lesser Yellowlegs in Dorset. Lesser Scaups continued their stays in Staffordshire and Somerset.

Scarcities included two Rose-coloured Starlings, eight Shorelarks, four Great Grey Shrikes, five Yellow-browed Warblers, 21 Glossy Ibises, a Ring-billed Gull, a Kumlien's Gull, eight Iceland Gulls, seven Glaucous Gulls, an American Wigeon, three Green-winged Teal, three Ring-necked Ducks, five Taiga Bean Geese, three Tundra Bean Geese and two Bean Goose sp.
David Campbell, RBA
Tuesday 15th January 2019  
  Rarities today comprised a Pacifc Diver still in Cornwall, Hume's Warbler in East Sussex, Dusky Warbler and Long-billed Dowitcher in Lincolnshire, Lesser Yellowlegs in Dorset, Lesser Scaup in both Somerset and Staffordshire.

Scarcities included Serin (Cornwall), Rose-coloured Starling (Conwy), Great Grey Shrike (Staffordshire), Temminck's Stint (Cornwall), two Surf Scoters, five each of Rough-legged Buzzard, American Wigeon and Ring-billed Gull, seven Yellow-browed Warblers, nine Ring-necked Ducks, 12 Shorelarks, and a total of 22 Glossy Ibises.
Chris Batty, RBA
Monday 14th January 2019  
  Rarities today comprised the Desert Wheatear still on the Isles of Scilly, Hume's Warbler in East Sussex, Dusky Warbler in Lincolnshire, Coues's Arctic Redpolls in Lothian and Norfolk, Pacific Diver on County Cork, Spotted Sandpiper in County Wexford, Long-billed Dowitcher in Lincolnshire, Lesser Yellowlegs in Dorset and Lesser Scaup in both Somerset and Staffordshire. In Highland a White-billed Diver was a new discovery at Little Loch Broom.

Scarcities included Hoopoe (County Armagh), Common Rosefinch (Shetland Isles), Great Grey Shrike (Staffordshire), Temminck's Stint (Cornwall), two each of Serin, Rose-coloured Starling and American Wigeons, three Ring-billed Gulls, four Rough-legged Buzzards, eight Ring-necked Ducks, 10 Glossy Ibises, 14 Yellow-browed Warblers, and a total of 37 Shorelarks.
Chris Batty, RBA
Sunday 13th January 2019  
 

A near-adult American Herring Gull was identified on the Beara Peninsula, Co.Cork.

Pacific Divers were still in Co.Cork and Cornwall. The Lesser Scaup reappeared in Staffordshire and other lingering rarities included Hume's Warbler in East Sussex, Dusky Warblers in Lincolnshire and Dorset, Spotted Sandpiper in Co.Wexford, Lesser Yellowlegs in Cornwall and Dorset, Ferruginous Duck in Hampshire and Coues's Arctic Redpolls in Borders, Lothian and Shetland.

Scarcities included four Rough-legged Buzzards, a Temminck's Stint, eight Shorelarks, eight Yellow-browed Warblers, two Great Grey Shrikes, a Rose-coloured Starling, three Lapland Buntings, three Little Auks, a Ring-billed Gull, 13 Glaucous Gulls, 11 Iceland Gulls, eight Glossy Ibises, a Lesser Snow Goose, two Black Brants, 27 Taiga Bean Geese, 13 Tundra Bean Geese, three American Wigeon, two Green-winged Teal and 16 Ring-necked Ducks.
David Campbell, RBA
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