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 08:02 (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 08:05   Norfolk BLYTH'S REED WARBLER on Sunday Kelling Water Meadow 500yds north of A149 by lane near copse 5pm-5.20pm but no sign y'day  
  Today at 07:51   Norfolk ISABELLINE SHRIKE (probably Daurian Shrike) 1w still just west of Beeston Regis at Beeston Regis Common between layby +pond.Park just E.of Sheringham in layby by A149 Cromer Rd then walk NW then follow path S TG.165.425 NR26 8RX  
  Today at 07:37   Orkney American Wigeon drk South Ronaldsay at Widewall Bay at Kirkhouse  
  News summary for yesterday  
  RBA subscribers click here for more daily summaries complete with weather charts
  An excellent selection of rarities were available today. In Norfolk Isabelline Shrike, Red-flanked Bluetail, two Radde's Warblers, Dusky Warbler, White-rumped Sandpiper were all on show, Shetland produced Lanceolated Warbler, Eastern Subalpine Warbler, Dusky Warbler, Siberian Stonechat, three Olive-backed Pipits and Blyth's Reed Warbler, whilst Isles of Scilly continued to host Red-flanked Bluetail, Dusky Warbler and Arctic Warbler. Elsewhere Pallid Harriers in Fife and Northumberland, Red-flanked Bluetails in East Yorkshire (2) and Orkney, Olive-backed Pipits in Fife (2) and Orkney, Radde's Warbler in East Yorkshire, Ridgway's Cackling Goose in Devon, Long-billed Dowitcher in Hampshire, Bonaparte's Gull in Moray and Semipalmated Sandpiper in Gloucestershire were also recorded.

The best of the rest included Red-backed Shrike (Co Cork), Short-toed Lark (Scilly), White-winged Black Tern (Shropshire), Common Rosefinch (Shetland), Pectoral Sandpiper (Cheshire), Shorelark (Northumberland), Rough-legged Buzzard (West Midlands), two Rose-coloured Starlings, two Barred Warblers, two Wrynecks, two American Golden Plovers, three Hoopoes, four Bluethroats, six Red-breasted Flycatchers, six Pallas's Warblers, nine Great Grey Shrikes, nine Little Buntings and 14 Richard's Pipits.
Stuart Piner, RBA