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 16:52 (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 16:51   Cornwall Pom Skua ad Mount's Bay off Mousehole from Scillonian.III mid morning  
  Today at 16:51   Norfolk Curlew Sand Hickling Broad NWT this morning  
  Today at 16:50   Cornwall Ring-billed Gull 1w still Hayle Estuary RSPB in main channel north of B3301 bridge SW.547.363  
  News summary for yesterday  
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  Newly discovered today were a White-rumped Sandpiper on Lough Beg, County Derry, a Red-rumped Swallow at Quoile Pondage, County Down and a Black Kite over Hayle, Cornwall. On Unst, Shetland, the lingering Subalpine Warbler was confirmed as a Western Subalpine Warbler.

Other lingering rarities seen today included the Greater Yellowlegs in Hampshire, Squacco Heron in the Isles of Scilly, Rustic Bunting in Shetland and two Black-winged Stilts in Lincolnshire.

Scarcity highlights included singles of Red-backed Shrike, White-winged Black Tern, Night Heron, Pectoral Sandpiper and American Wigeon, three each of Purple Heron and Ring-necked Duck, four Red-necked Phalaropes, 28 Pomarine Skuas and 339 Long-tailed Skuas.
Will Soar, RBA