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Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
The first juvenile Lesser Redpolls appeared today here at Askernish with 4 caught and ringed in the garden today

Teal at Loch Hallan


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
The Rosy Starling was present for its 32nd day at Borve, as usual close to the cattle most of the time. Mark Oksien carried out a petrel ringing session on Barra last, ringing a total of 27 Storm Petrels plus a control. A Leach's Petrel was calling near the nets towards the end of the session.

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Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
A foray in an area of North Uist not visited for some years proved disappointing for the number of species. A Black-throated Diver was present (not at or near nest I hasten to add), both Golden and White-tailed Eagles in flight at some distance (I wouldn't have seen them but for a few Arctic Skuas calling) and the only wader seen were a couple of rather agitated calling Whimbrel (again at some distance and initially disturbed by a mink trapper with a dog that was anything but in close control). Otherwise there was a single Red Grouse (with a single flying young), a juvenile Hen Harrier, and a single Short-eared Owl.