Local Rarity 2nd December 2017

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
South Ford, South Uist
A *Little Egret* was near Hebridean Jewellery this morning.

Ardivachar, South Uist
20 Barnacle Geese were on the machair this morning

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
A one hour seawatch this morning in dull and misty conditions produced 1 Red-breasted merganser (N), 7 Red-throated Divers (N), 2 Great Northern divers (1S 1N), 2 Gannets (S), 56 Shag (N), and 3 Cormorants (S). Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 17, Wigeon 31, Teal 7, Tufted Duck 27, Long-tailed Duck 6, Goldeneye 3 and Great Northern Diver 1


Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
In the Rubh' Arnal area, North Uist this morning there were only four pale-bellied Brent Geese (previously five), there was a very sorry-looking Iceland Gull, a Glaucous Gull and four Pied Wagtails around the fish dump/on the nearby beach. There appear to more Pied Wagtails wintering than in recent years.
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