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 08:50 (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 08:45   Co.Durham Garganey drk flew south past Whitburn Coastal Park mid morning  
  Today at 08:42   London Wryneck again Rainham Marshes RSPB at west end just east of small bridge  
  Today at 08:41   Cleveland Garganey drk Saltholme RSPB on Saltholme East still in NE corner at 8.35am  
  News summary for yesterday  
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  The sixth White-crowned Sparrow for Britain was discovered in a mist net at Woolston Eyes NR, Cheshire mid morning. It was seen sporadically after release up to late morning, but wasn't seen again by this evening. The Western Rufous Turtle Dove reappeared in Kent today, still in the gardens off the A225 in Otford this evening.

Two Black-winged Stilts visited Steart WWT, Somerset early morning, and a Bee-eater was over Portland Bill, Dorset briefly before flying back out to sea. Other new rarities today included single Black Kites over Ibsley Water, Hampshire, Kirton Marsh, Lincolnshire and Mucking, Essex and a White-billed Diver off the Isle of Skye, Highland.

Lingering rarities included the Snowy Owl and Iberian Chiffchaff in the Isles of Scilly, the other Iberian Chiffchaff in Shropshire, Hudsonian Whimbrel in Cornwall, Savi's Warbler in Suffolk, Bonaparte's Gull in County Wexford, White-billed Divers in Orkney and Aberdeenshire (five) and Lesser Scaup in Glamorgan.
Will Soar, RBA