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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Some reports on NewsMap have photos of the birds, contributed by users, so if you have any to add, please contribute and upload your own photos, or email us your photos to be displayed on NewsMap Lite.

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  Most recent RBA news as at 15:12 (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 15:12   Hants Ring-billed Gull ad still Gosport at Walpole Park at 1.25pm then flew to Haslar Creek. Use South Street pay +display car park SZ.618.996  
  Today at 15:04   London Reed Wblr ad still just SW of Leyton in scrub by stream just NW of A106 Ruckholt Road +SE of Orient Way roundabout TQ.376.861  
  Today at 15:01   E.Yorks Great Northern Diver flew south past Flamborough Head at 9.01am +Purple Sand  
  News summary for yesterday  
  RBA subscribers click here for more daily summaries complete with weather charts
  Rarities today comprised the Blyth's Pipit still in West Yorkshire, Eastern Black Redstart on the Isles of Scilly, single Lesser Scaups in each of Argyll, Lothian and Powys, and a Richardson's Cackling Goose new on Baleshare, Western Isles.

Scarcities included Barred Warbler (Dorset), Yellow-browed Warbler (Devon), Surf Scoter (Suffolk), Little Auk (County Down), two each of Richard's Pipit, Cattle Egret and Black Brant, three of Lapland Bunting and Black Brant, four each of Ring-necked Duck, Great Grey Shrike and Shorelark, five Iceland Gulls, seven Caspian Gulls, eight Rough-legged Buzzards, 10 Great White Egrets and a total of 21 Tundra Bean Geese.
Chris Batty, RBA