NewsMap Lite - Rare and scarce birds in the British Isles today

Welcome to NewsMap Lite. Click on the symbols on the map to find the basic details on the latest breaking rare and scarce birdnews for Britain and Ireland.  To see details of each sighting you need to use the subscriber only "NewsMap".

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  Most recent RBA news as at 10:38 (Includes local news not shown on NewsMap Lite)
Below is the actual text of the 3 most recent messages to RBA subscribers. For how to access all messages: click here
  Today at 10:40   Glos 4.Great White Egrets (all juvs) still 10.25am Slimbridge WWT in an area with no general access. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £11.55 for non-members. Memberships from £45; concessions £34 GL2 7BT  
  Today at 10:14   Herts Hawfinch Potters Bar in garden (for 3rd day)  
  Today at 10:07   Suffolk 2.Spoonbills 3mls NW of Felixstowe still early at Trimley Marshes SWT (+3.Spotted Redshanks)  
  News summary for yesterday  
  RBA subscribers click here for more daily summaries complete with weather charts
  A Gull-billed Tern graced the Hayle Estuary in Cornwall this afternoon, until 4.30pm when it flew south. An Alpine Swift was over Beachy Head, West Sussex, briefly before flying off (where a Bee-eater did the same yesterday), and four Bee-eaters were today in Argyll on Islay.

Lingering rarities seen today included the Hudsonian Whimbrel in West Sussex, Greater Yellowlegs in Hampshire, Little Bittern in South Yorkshire and Bonaparte's Gull in Kent.

Scarcity highlights included a Melodious Warbler, an Icterine Warbler, a Golden Oriole, a Glaucous Gull, three Honey Buzzards and four Roseate Terns.
Will Soar, RBA