Local Rarity 28th April 2018

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Chris Johnson

Senior Member
Feb 11, 2017
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Good numbers of small waders at Ardivachar beach:
c1050 dunlins, c350 sanderlings, c350 turnstones, 40 bar-tailed godwits, 46 eiders in the bay, 1 white wagtail on the seaweed. A number of whimbrels seen and heard all day from the headland, moving north.
 
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MisterT

Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
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The only waders on Askernish beach today at high tide were 18 Whimbrel and the Coal Tit is still in the township but is now in a different garden. I also managed to field read the ring on this Pied Wagtail and it turned that I ringed it locally as a nestling in June 2016

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Bruce

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Feb 25, 2017
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The white-billed diver was off Eoligarry jetty again late morning. It seems to be in moult still so should hopefully stay around for another week or two. At least 6 arctic terns were in the same area and the male snow bunting was still by the airport. A male blackcap was singing at Creachan and a female was at Glen.

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BrianR

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Feb 7, 2017
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Not much success with photography today - as I arrived at Langass, North Uist a skein of 47 Pink-footed Geese flew over and I just managed to get the attached shot - _DSC4052.JPG
A Cuckoo was calling in the plantation, four Siskins were on some peanut feeders while a ♂ Blackcap did not show itself fully -
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Seen from Langass Woods a bit later a skein of 280 Pink-feet - came from the S and broke up into smaller groups and most appeared to go W.