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 07:31 (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 07:32   Suffolk Pied Fly y'day Shingle Street. Little Stint Stutton Mill +Curlew Sand  
  Today at 07:30   Suffolk EASTERN SUBALPINE WBLR fem/1w still 1ml south of Felixstowe +north of Landguard NR by View Point Road near Customs House at 7.05am IP11 3RF TM.288.327  
  Yesterday at 23:06   Angus Curlew Sand juv East Haven this evng  
  News summary for yesterday  
  RBA subscribers click here for more daily summaries complete with weather charts
  The highlight of the day was a Paddyfield Warbler on the Shetland Isles, on Whalsay at Skaw, with an Arctic Warbler nearby at Sandwick. Elsewhere, the Eastern Subalpine Warbler remained in Suffolk, as did the Lesser Yellowlegs in Cornwall, White-rumped Sandpiper in Argyll, and Citrine Wagtail on the Western Isles. In Gwynedd a Red-throated Pipit flew over Bardsey Island.

Scarcities included Woodchat Shrike (Northumberland), White-winged Black Tern (County Limerick), Rose-coloured Starling and Red-backed Shrike (both Norfolk), Spotted Crake (Somerset), Cattle Egret (County Down), Lapland Bunting (Orkney Isles), three each of Common Rosefinch and Pectoral Sandpipers, and five each of Barred Warbler, Wryneck and Glossy Ibis.

Seawatching produced Sabine's Gull (County Kerry), two Long-tailed Skuas, five Great Shearwaters and 32 Balearic Shearwaters.
Chris Batty, RBA