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

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  Most recent RBA news as at 01:02 (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
  Yesterday at 23:06   Worcs probable Cinnamon Teal fem y'day still Grimley at north end of Camp Lane Pits in evng but no sign today (probably not a hybrid Shoveler). Park on verge by vicarage; do not park in gateways or passing places SO.832.603  
  Yesterday at 23:05   Notts 2.Black Terns Attenborough NR on Coneries Pit early evng  
  Yesterday at 23:05   Notts Garganey Netherfield Lagoons still on Wader Scrape  
  News summary for yesterday  
  RBA subscribers click here for more daily summaries complete with weather charts
  Rare warblers dominated today with a Western Bonelli's Warbler discovered on the Isles of Scilly, Arctic Warbler on the Shetland Isles, Subalpine and Greenish Warbler in Suffolk, with further Greenish Warblers in Norfolk (2) and North Yorkshire. Elsewhere, the Marsh Sandpiper remained in Gloucestershire, a Lesser Yellowlegs was new in Cornwall at Croft Pascoe Pool, and a Black Kite was reported briefly in County Meath.

Scarcities included Melodious Warbler and Red-necked Phalarope (both Kent), Ortolan Bunting (North Yorkshire), Cattle Egret (Warwickshire), Temminck's Stint (Cambridgeshire), Barred Warbler (Shetland Isles), two Spotted Crakes, three each of Red-backed Shrike and Pectoral Sandpiper, five Common Rosefinches, seven Dotterel and 16 Wrynecks.

Seawatch totals comprised 59 Balearic, 50 Great, and 13 Cory's Shearwaters, 58 Sabine's Gulls, six Pomarine Skuas, four Leach's Petrels and a Grey Phalarope.
Chris Batty, RBA