11th February 2017

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OH Bird Recorder
Feb 5, 2017
A trip to Barra today - blaggin' on Bruce's manor :D Not a single white-winged gull to be found today though. Distant views of Long-tailed Duck on the west side of Barra which I broke the camera out for. Apart from that nothing out of the ordinary - Black Guille, Great Northern Diver, Golden Eagle. 4 Grey Herons all together in a field near Eoligarry jetty. Didn't manage to find the Snow Buntings that Bruce has seen at airport beach the last few day :( Even spotted Bruce in the distance, near the airport :)

On returning to South Uist saw my first Short-eared Owl of the year near Smerclate.

Long-tailed duck - distant views