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 19:49 (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 19:48   Wirral Arctic Tern flew past Hilbre Island  
  Today at 19:46   Lincs no further sign of Black Kite east of Gainsborough +just north of A631at Glentham by Bishop Norton Road near Seggimoor Bridge by mid evng TF.001.906 LN8 2EU  
  Today at 19:44   Norfolk 70+Crossbills 1ml east of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum early morning  
  News summary for yesterday  
  RBA subscribers click here for more daily summaries complete with weather charts
  The highlight of the day was the discovery of a Bee-eater on St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, with Spotted Crake and Wryneck also noted around the archipelago.

Elsewhere, rarities comprised the Baikal Teal still in Cambridgeshire, Pied-billed Grebe on the Western Isles, Tawny Pipit in East Yorkshire, two Black-winegd Stilts in Essex, three White-billed Divers in Aberdeenshire, King Eider in Lothian, Lesser Yellowlegs in Hampshire, and Two-barred Crossbills still in Greater Manchester and Norfolk (2).

Scarcities included Cattle Egret (East Sussex), Pectoral Sandpiper (Orkney Isles), Yellow-browed Warbler (Worcestershire), Lapland Bunting (Shetland Isles), Surf Scoter (Cornwall and Lothian), three Hoopoes, three migrant Dotterels and five Glossy Ibises.
Chris Batty, RBA