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 08:49 (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 08:48   E.Yorks Water Pipit Spurn still on Canal Scrape then flew off  
  Today at 08:47   Lothian BOOTED WARBLER ad still Torness Power Station in bushes near lower car park by 'no entry' gate +showing well  
  Today at 08:42   Derbys Arctic Tern Staunton Harold Resr at 8.40am  
  News summary for yesterday  
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  Highlight of the day was the discovery of a Hermit Thrush on North Uist (Western Isles). Elsewhere new discoveries included a flyby Forster's Tern in Cornwall, Pallid Harrier in Somerset, King Eider in Highland, Little Bunting in Dorset, and Olive-backed Pipit in Shetland.

Lingering rarities included Olive-backed Pipit in Co Durham, Booted Warbler in Lothian, Lesser Yellowlegs in Cornwall, Siberian Stonechat in Hampshire, two Little Buntings in Shetland, Spotted Sandpiper in Aberdeenshire and Bonaparte's Gull in Devon.

In addition to the Forster's Tern seawatchers logged Ring-billed Gull (Western Isles), Sabine's Gulls, Long-tailed and Pomarine Skuas, Grey Phalaropes, Leach's Petrels, Balearic Shearwaters and Little Auks, whilst Surf Scoters were logged in Norfolk and East Yorkshire. A Red-backed Shrike (Suffolk), Barred Warbler (Fife), Ortolan Bunting (Devon), White-winged Black Tern (East Sussex), Wryneck (Pembrokeshire), Ring-necked Duck (Cornwall), American Wigeon (Orkney), two Great Grey Shrikes, two American Golden Plovers, two Red-breasted Flycatchers, two Rose-coloured Starlings, two Green-winged Teals, two Cattle Egrets, three Shorelarks and approximately nine Rough-legged Buzzards were also logged.
Stuart Piner, RBA