Daily News Summaries
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Wednesday 27th May 2020  
  New discoveries today included a Whiskered Tern at Titchfield Haven, Hampshire, a Collared Pratincole at Tramore, County Waterford, single Blyth's Reed Warblers at Cley, Norfolk and Ventnor, Isle of Wight, single Bee-eaters also at Ventnor and at The Naze, Essex and South Foreland, Kent and a Lesser Scaup on Loch Sandary, Western Isles.

Lingering rarities included the Squacco Heron in Norfolk, Iberian Chiffchaff in Suffolk, Savi's Warbler in Kent and Long-billed Dowitcher in County Antrim.

Scarcity highlights included an Icterine Warbler, a Bluethroat, a Woodchat Shrike, three Red-backed Shrikes, three Golden Orioles, a Red-necked Phalarope, a Glossy Ibis, two Purple Herons, seven Honey Buzzards, three Roseate Terns, two Iceland Gulls and two Glaucous Gulls.
Will Soar, RBA
Tuesday 26th May 2020  
  Rarities discovered today were, in Norfolk, both a Squacco Heron and a Red-footed Falcon at Hickling Broad, and a further Red-footed Falcon flew over Cley, whilst a Black Kite flew over Arundel, West Sussex, and on the Shetland Isles two Bee-eaters arrived at Wester Quarff, Mainland.

Lingering rarities confirmed as a still present were the territorial Iberian Chiffchaff in Suffolk, Long-billed Dowitcher in County Antrim, and a Red-footed Falcon in Kent.

Scarcities included Woodchat Shrike (Cornwall), Marsh Warbler (Kent), Hoopoe (Nottinghamshire), Red-necked Phalarope (Northumberland), two each of both Serin and Common Rosefinch, and four of Golden Oriole and Red-backed Shrike.

Significant late news concerned a Little Swift on 24th May at Potteric Carr, South Yorkshire.
Chris Batty, RBA
Monday 25th May 2020  
  A White-chinned Petrel, the first for Britain and the Western Palearctic, was photographed over the Scapa Flow, Orkney, this morning.

Other new doscoveries included a Terek Sandpiper at Musselburgh, Lothian, a Hooded Merganser at Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, a Bee-eater over South Foreland, Kent, a Black Kite over Streatham, London and a Red-footed Falcon at Horse Shoe Point, Lincolnshire.

Lingering rarities included the Collared Pratincole in Gloucestershire, Long-billed Dowitcher in County Antrim, Citrine Wagtail in Orkney, Savi's Warbler in Kent and Iberian Chiffchaff in London.

Scarcity highlights included a Hoopoe, a Serin, a Short-toed Lark, a Common Rosefinch, two Golden Orioles, two Bluethroats, seven Red-backed Shrikes, a Red-necked Phalarope, three Temminck's Stints, two Purple Herons, seven Honey Buzzards, a Roseate Tern, two Pomarine Skuas and an Iceland Gull.
Will Soar, RBA
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
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