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YvonneB

OH Bird Recorder
Feb 5, 2017
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8th January, A trip to Berneray saw a few more species added to the year list.

82. Pink-footed Goose, a single bird in amongst the Greylags on the machair at Borve.
83. Rock Pipit

There must have been c1500 Barnacle Geese in the area too.

Locheport, North Uist
84. Fieldfare, two birds seen in one of the crofts

10th January. North as far as RSPB Balranald

Balranald, North Uist
85. Linnet
86. Corn Bunting

There were a few flocks of mostly Twite on the machair but there was the odd Greenfinch in with them, some groups had between 1 and 3 Snow Buntings in amongst them.

Loch Sandray, North Uist
87. Green-winged Teal, a drake present on the loch

Coot Loch, Benbecula
88. Ring-necked Duck a drake present on the far side
89. Pintail

Altogether not a bad start to the year...

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Slavonian Grebe
 

Bruce

Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
382
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#3
Not much change on Barra. The White-billed Diver was still off Eoligarry this morning and 34 Snow Buntings were on the beach. The wintering flock of c200 Barnacle Geese here contained a ringed bird that I saw here back in April '17. It was originally ringed on Islay in '13 and was also seen there in October '17. At Traigh Mhor there were 27 Brent Geese and the parvipes type Canada Goose was still among the Barnies at Borve. The Coot was still on Loch Tangasdale.