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 00:35 (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
  Yesterday at 22:47   Dorset 3.Black Redstarts Sherborne  
  Yesterday at 22:47   Dorset Caspian Gull 1w again Weymouth at Radipole Lake RSPB in car park (2.Firecrests Durlston Ctry Park)  
  Yesterday at 22:24   Dumfr+Galloway Rough-legged Buzzard juv still 3mls SW of Wanlockhead at Mennock Pass viewed from monument north of B797 this a'noon +showing well  
  News summary for yesterday  
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  Rarities today comprised the Blyth's Pipit still in West Yorkshire, Eastern Black Redstart on the Isles of Scilly, single Lesser Scaups in each of Argyll, Lothian and Powys, and a Richardson's Cackling Goose new on Baleshare, Western Isles.

Scarcities included Barred Warbler (Dorset), Yellow-browed Warbler (Devon), Surf Scoter (Suffolk), Little Auk (County Down), two each of Richard's Pipit, Cattle Egret and Black Brant, three of Lapland Bunting and Black Brant, four each of Ring-necked Duck, Great Grey Shrike and Shorelark, five Iceland Gulls, seven Caspian Gulls, eight Rough-legged Buzzards, 10 Great White Egrets and a total of 21 Tundra Bean Geese.
Chris Batty, RBA