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 14:42 (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 14:43   Conwy Y-br.Wblr Great Ormes Head in Priory garden still 2.30pm in tree clump near rear gate below cemetery  
  Today at 14:31   Essex Grey Phal north of Walton-on-the-Naze at The Naze on sea briefly 11.30am then flew north  
  Today at 14:27   Kent Grey Phal Dungeness on sea off fishing boats at c2.25pm  
  News summary for yesterday  
  RBA subscribers click here for more daily summaries complete with weather charts
  Highlight of the day was the discovery of Britain's third Eastern Crowned Warbler at Hunley Hall Golf Course (Cleveland). Elsewhere a Dusky Warbler arrived on Farne Islands (Northumberland) and a Little Bunting was discovered on Fair Isle, whilst the Franklin's Gull (Hampshire), Pallid Harrier (Somerset), Lesser Scaups (Berkshire, Glamorgan and Powys), two Red-throated Pipits (Isles of Scilly), Red-flanked Bluetail (Co Mayo), Blue-winged Teal or hybrid (Northumberland), Forster's Tern (Co Dublin) and Lesser Yellowlegs (Co Dublin and Cornwall) all lingered. A Richardson's Canada Goose returned to Lissadell (Co Sligo).

The best of the rest included White-winged Black Tern (East Sussex), Hoopoe and Red-backed Shrike (Suffolk), Barred Warblers (Norfolk and Co Cork), Spotted Crake, Rose-coloured Starling and Ortolan Bunting (Isles of Scilly), Short-toed Larks (Isles of Scilly and Orkney), Wryneck (Devon), Cattle Egrets (East Sussex and Cheshire), American Golden Plover (Cornwall) and Richard's Pipit (North Yorkshire).
Stuart Piner, RBA