21st March 2019

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Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
There did not appear to be any new arrivals in the Rubh' Arnal area, North Uist during a visit this morning. The flock of pale-bellied Brent Geese still numbered 64 and included a colour-ringed bird that was first seen on 1st February (ringed on 12th April 2018 at Loch Foyle/Myroe Levels, N. Ireland). Three small groups of Oystercatchers (16, 6 & 7) appeared to be migrants and headed off N and an adult Glaucous Gull and a 3rd CY Iceland Gull were still present.



Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
Whoopers were again on the move today with 4 herds of circa 60 birds moving north over Askernish this afternoon. After several days of no waders on the beach there were 200+ Sanderling and 160+ restless Oystercatchers all moving slowly north. 5 Meadow Pipits were the first I’ve seen here this year on the machair and 2 Greenland White-fronts dropped in briefly before heading north, the first I’ve seen in Askernish on the ground for over a year