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

Welcome to Rare Bird Alert's birdnews map for BirdForum. 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 the full details of each sighting you need to use the subscriber only "NewsMap". Know about something not yet reported today? Have an update? Please contribute your own sightings - full details of how to do that here

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  Most recent RBA news as at 07:32 (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 07:33   E.Sussex 2.Pom Skuas Seaford flew east past Splash Point at 6.52am  
  Yesterday at 23:01   Warwicks Ring Ouzel Kingsbury Water Park flew south over Cliff Pool this evng  
  Yesterday at 23:01   Staffs Arctic Tern Drayton Bassett at Middleton Lakes RSPB +3.White Wagtails Avocet Whinchat  
  News summary for yesterday  
  RBA subscribers click here for more daily summaries complete with weather charts
  The highlight of the day was confirmation of the Collared Pratincole still in Devon at Northam Burrows, present until mid afternoon when it flew off east. Elsewhere, new rarities discovered today comprised a Blue-winged Teal in Kent at Sandwich Bay, a Black Kite on the Orknkey Isles, and single Red-rumped Swallows in both Cornwall at Praa Sands, and Grove Ferry, Kent.

Lingering rarities confirmed as still present were the Sardinian Warbler in County Cork, Red-breasted Goose in Dumfries and Galloway, King Eider in County Donegal, and Two-barred Crossbill in Norfolk.

Scarcities included Woodchat Shrike (Isles of Scilly), Purple Heron (Kent), Night Heron (Shetland Isles), American Wigeon (Argyll), Cattle Egret (Cambridgeshire), Serin (Dorset and Western Isles), and four each of Hoopoe, Wryneck and Glossy Ibis.
Chris Batty, RBA