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 21:15 (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 21:12   W.Isles Lapland Bunting Lewis at Butt of Lewis (+ringtail Hen Harrier. Turtle Dove still Port Nis. Common Redpoll in Eoropie)  
  Today at 20:57   Suffolk escaped Bufflehead fem (bears green ring on left leg) still 3mls NW of Felixstowe at Trimley Marshes SWT +4.Spotted Redshanks. Use car park at south end of Cordy's Lane, Trimley St.Mary +follow footpath SW then NW  
  Today at 20:51   Highland Rose-coloured Starling juv Balnakeil at Balnakeil Farm  
  News summary for yesterday  
  RBA subscribers click here for more daily summaries complete with weather charts
  On Shetland a Lanceolated Warbler (Fair Isle) and Pechora Pipit (Unst) were discovered, whilst two Subalpine Warblers, Rustic Bunting, two Arctic Warblers, Red-throated Pipit, Blyth's Reed Warbler, two Bluethroats, Olive-backed Pipit and three Little Bunting were spread around the archipelago.

In East Yorkshire the Masked Shrike remained at Spurn, whilst elsewhere lingering rarities comprised Arctic Warbler (Co Cork), Forster's Tern (Co Louth), Greenish Warbler and Olive-backed Pipit (Norfolk), Siberian Stonechat (Northumberland) and Lesser Yellowlegs (Hampshire), whilst a Pallid Harrier was reported at Sculthorpe Moor (Norfolk) and a Wilson's Petrel was seen from a survey vessel off Co Kerry.

Scarcity reports included Spotted Crake (Cornwall), Surf Scoter (Co Kerry), Golden Oriole (Western Isles), Ortolan Bunting (Kent), Richard's Pipit (Hampshire), five Rose-coloured Starlings, 18 Barred Warblers, three Melodious Warblers, 11 Wryneck, 15 Red-breasted Flycatchers, at least 26 Yellow-browed Warblers, eight Pectoral Sandpipers, five Red-backed Shrikes and five Honey Buzzards.
Stuart Piner, RBA