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 15:21 (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 15:14   W.Sussex no further sign of Kentish Plover Church Norton  
  Today at 15:09   Suffolk no further sign of ad.Purple Heron Minsmere RSPB by 2pm  
  Today at 15:08   Suffolk 2.Garganey (both drks) 2/3ml ENE of Boyton still at Boyton Marshes RSPB IP12 3LR cTM.389.473  
  News summary for yesterday  
  RBA subscribers click here for more daily summaries complete with weather charts
  Highlight of the day was the discovery of an Eastern Olivaceous Warbler on Mainland Shetland, whilst a Squacco Heron in Glamorgan, Little Bittern in London, Savi's Warbler in Gwent, Bee-eater in Somerset and White-billed Diver in Western Isles were also new today.

Lingering rarities included Black-billed Cuckoo (Western Isles), Bonaparte's Gull (Northumberland), Gull-billed Tern (Lothian), Greenish Warbler (Bardsey Island), subalpine warbler sp (Fife), Red-footed Falcon (Essex), Black-winged Stilts (Essex), Great Spotted Cuckoo (Dorset), Dalmatian Pelican (Cornwall), Great Reed Warbler (Cambridgeshire) and, once again, the Lammergeier was claimed on Dartmoor (Devon).

The best of the rest included Purple Heron (Suffolk), Icterine Warbler (Highland), Ring-necked Duck (Argyll), Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Western Isles), Shorelark (Shetland), Wryneck (Oxfordshire), two Red-necked Phalaropes, three Red-breasted Flycatchers, four Red-backed Shrikes and four Glossy Ibises.
Stuart Piner, RBA