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 23:23 (Includes local news not shown on NewsMap Lite)
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  Today at 23:00   Shetland 4.Glossy Ibises y'day still Fair Isle  
  Today at 22:57   Lincs 4.Y-br.Wblrs Donna Nook (+3.Ring Ouzels Redstart Short-eared Owl). Y-br.Wblr near Grainthorpe Haven  
  Today at 22:54   Cornwall 8.Balearic S'waters flew past Pendeen Watch 3.30-4.45pm (+6.Sooty S'waters)  
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  A male Siberian Thrush was discovered on Fair Isle, Shetland today. It was only seen very briefly by a couple of people late morning, and wasn't located again by this evening. It is the 9th record for Britain, and the first since 2008 when one graced the same island.

An Olive-backed Pipit was also on Fair Isle, with another at Scatness, Mainland Shetland, whilst the rest of the archipelago produced a Lanceolated Warbler (Out Skerries), Rustic Bunting (Baltasound, Unst) and a Dusky Warbler (Grutness, Mainland). A little further south, a Red-flanked Bluetail was found on Westray, Orkney, with other new discoveries today including a Blyth's Reed Warbler at Garinish, County Cork, an Alpine Swift at Little Ormes Head, Conwy and a Rustic Bunting on Cape Clear, County Cork.

Lingering rarities included the Northern Harrier in Orkney, Semipalmated Sandpiper in Gloucestershire, Citrine Wagtail in Yorkshire, Red-throated Pipit in the Isles of Scilly, Bonaparte's Gull in Moray and Ridgway's Cackling Goose in Devon.
Will Soar, RBA