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 19:05 (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 19:09   Lincs Glossy Ibis still this evng Frampton Marsh RSPB +3.Spoonbills still. Follow signs from A16 PE20 1AY  
  Today at 19:08   Conwy no sign of Dotterel Great Ormes Head this evng (but Whinchat)  
  Today at 19:03   Kent Wryneck near Reculver at Coldharbour between sea wall +railway  
  News summary for yesterday  
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  Rare warblers dominated today with a Western Bonelli's Warbler discovered on the Isles of Scilly, Arctic Warbler on the Shetland Isles, Subalpine and Greenish Warbler in Suffolk, with further Greenish Warblers in Norfolk (2) and North Yorkshire. Elsewhere, the Marsh Sandpiper remained in Gloucestershire, a Lesser Yellowlegs was new in Cornwall at Croft Pascoe Pool, and a Black Kite was reported briefly in County Meath.

Scarcities included Melodious Warbler and Red-necked Phalarope (both Kent), Ortolan Bunting (North Yorkshire), Cattle Egret (Warwickshire), Temminck's Stint (Cambridgeshire), Barred Warbler (Shetland Isles), two Spotted Crakes, three each of Red-backed Shrike and Pectoral Sandpiper, five Common Rosefinches, seven Dotterel and 16 Wrynecks.

Seawatch totals comprised 59 Balearic, 50 Great, and 13 Cory's Shearwaters, 58 Sabine's Gulls, six Pomarine Skuas, four Leach's Petrels and a Grey Phalarope.
Chris Batty, RBA