NewsMap Lite - Rare and scarce birds in the British Isles today

Welcome to NewsMap Lite. 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 details of each sighting you need to use the subscriber only "NewsMap".

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  News summary for yesterday  
  RBA subscribers click here for more daily summaries complete with weather charts
  Rarities today comprised the Great Spotted Cuckoo still on the Isle of Wight, the Two-barred Crossbill still in Staffordshire, a Red-rumped Swallow in Cornwall, Penduline Tit in Kent, Coues's Arctic Redpoll in Norfolk, both Black Duck and Blue-winged Teal still in Highland, Ferruginous Duck in Warwickshire, Long-billed Dowitcher in Lincolnshire and Lesser Yellowlegs in both Dorset and Somerset.

Scarcities included Little Bunting (County Cork), Hoopoe (London), White-tailed Eagle (Kent), Wryneck (Cornwall), Temminck's Stint (Cornwall), American Wigeon (Leicestershire), Surf Scoter (County Meath), three each of Ring-billed Gull and Yellow-browed Warbler, four Rough-legged Buzzards, six of Great Grey Shrike and Glossy Ibis, eight Ring-necked Ducks and 12 Shorelarks.

Incoming spring migrants included Hobby (East Sussex), Tree Pipit (Hertfordshire), three Sedge Warblers, four Willow Warblers, six Ospreys, eight Ring Ouzels, and a total of 46 Garganey.
Chris Batty, RBA