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 03:18 (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 22:58   N'berland Bittern 3mls south of Amble at East Chevington NWT in NE corner of North Pool at 1pm. Access east from A1068 at Red Row  
  Yesterday at 22:55   Aberdeens Surf Scoter ad.drk still 4mls NNE of Aberdeen off Blackdog this evng  
  Yesterday at 22:38   Leics Glossy Ibis Cossington Meadows LRWT on Upper Marsh this morning  
  News summary for yesterday  
  RBA subscribers click here for more daily summaries complete with weather charts
  The fourth Franklin's Gull for Norfolk was discovered at Breydon Water early morning, remaining on view for a little over two hours. This is the second for the site, following the county's first in 1991, with Titchwell RSPB claiming the other two records in 1992 and 1998. Nearby, an adult White-rumped Sandpiper was on Rush Hill Scrape, Hickling (with another still at Snettisham RSPB), and a Black Kite flew over Fakenham early afternoon. A pratincole species was seen in flight near St Osyth, Essex.

Lingering rarities seen today included the Pacific Golden Plover in Staffordshire, Ross's Gull in Devon, four Black-winged Stilts in Sussex and two Bee-eaters on the Isle of Wight, whilst the Swinhoe's Petrel was trapped again on Fair Isle last night.
Will Soar, RBA