Scottish Rarity 18th May 2019

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017


OH Bird Recorder
Feb 5, 2017
A quick morning trip across to Barra as a foot passenger, all the Barra -> Eriskay ferries for the day had no availability for a vehicle. So we owe a very big thank you to Ian Ricketts for picking us up and whizzing us up to Bolnabodach where we saw the Purple Heron :) Good also to have a quick catch up with Bruce and Kathy and also meet Dipper, the original finder of the Purple Heron. Ian then very kindly took us to Creachan where we saw the Wood Warbler then we had a very brief stop on the way back to the ferry to get Great Tit. Thanks Ian, much appreciated!



Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
We arrived at Eoligarry at 10.40 this morning to find a tight flock of c40 Oystercatchers wheeling around the sky in panic mode. A quick scan around revealed the cause: an Osprey flying north over the area and out over the sea towards South Uist. At the same time there was a ringtail Hen Harrier also heading north out to sea, my first on Barra since early April.
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