Local Rarity 18th December 2017

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Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
In the small copse opposite Taigh Chearsabhagh, Lochmaddy, North Uist this morning there was a Woodcock and a Chiffchaff. Not surprisingly Woodcocks are under-recorded by birders and it is only from shooting activity that we get some idea of the population - for example some 30 were concentrated in a relatively small area to the E of Eaval one day in the last week of November.
The ♂ American Wigeon was still on Loch an Dùin. Presumably the same bird that was viewable from the road on nearby waters for some while now - a bit more effort is required to see it here.


Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
A Little Egret was on Loch na Liana Moire, Frobost, presumably the same bird I saw on Loch Hallan yesterday