NewsMap Lite - Rare and scarce birds in the British Isles today - from Rare Bird Alert

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  Most recent RBA news as at 19:09 (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 19:04   Lancs Great White Egret Earnsdale Resr at 5.55pm  
  Today at 19:03   Orkney OLIVE-BACKED PIPIT still 6.30pm Mainland at Deerness at East Denwick Plantation at west end. Use Mull Head car park then walk west up road past visitor centre along East Denwick road  
  Today at 19:02   Glamorgan Great White Egret Llanrhidian Marsh this evng  
  News summary for yesterday  
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  A stunning male Eyebrowed Thrush on North Ronaldsay, Orkney vied for the top spot in today's rarity highlights, but the Myrtle Warbler and White's Thrush double in south Mainland Shetland may just beat it after so many people enjoyed them both. Both the latter birds showed exceptionally well all day, the former relocating to Grutness after yesterdays brief visit to Virkie, and the latter remaining at Durigarth just four miles to the north. A Pechora Pipit also visited North Ronaldsay briefly, whilst Shetland gained a Red-throated Pipit (Boddam) and three Little Buntings (Eswick, Out Skerries and Fair Isle).

Elsewhere, an Arctic Warbler was on The Lizard, Cornwall and a Red-throated Pipit flew over Pelistry, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly.

Rarities lingering on Shetland included the Eastern Subalpine Warbler and Rustic Bunting on Unst and King Eider on Yell, with the Masked Shrike still in Yorkshire and Little Bunting still in the Isles of Scilly.
Will Soar, RBA