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 18:43 (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
  News summary for yesterday  
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  The highlight of the day was the reappearance of the Western Sandpiper in County Wexford at Tacumshin. Elsewhere, rare waders comprised the Hudsonian Whimbrel still in Cornwall, Baird's Sandpiper in Suffolk, White-rumped Sandpiper in Norfolk, and both Broad-billed Sandpiper and Pectoral Sandpiper together in Lincolnshire.

Other rarities comprised a Caspian Tern new in Norfolk at Hickling Broad, the American White-winged Scoter still in Aberdeenshire, Dalmatian Pelican still in Cornwall, two Wilson's Petrels off the Isles of Scilly, and single Bonaparte's Gulls in both Kent and Northumberland.

Scarcities included Surf Scoter (Aberdeenshire), two each of both Glossy Ibis and Spotted Crake, three Cattle Egrets, and five Cory's Shearwaters.
Chris Batty, RBA