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OH Bird Recorder
Feb 5, 2017
A [successful] trip to Balivanich in search of cranberries and parsnips meant that we could bird on the way home. On Loch Mor, Benbecula, a family of 5 Whooper Swans [2 adults 3 cygnets] had 2 colour-ringed birds, an adult and cygnet. Details sent to the appropriate project but unfortunately because of the festive season, we won't hear anything until the new year. 8 Gadwall, 13 Shoveler and a drake Pintail were on Coot Loch, while 40+ Barnacle Geese amongst Greylags on Kilaulay machair and a Glaucous Gull was on the range by Launch Area 2.

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Likes: John Hansford