Local Rarity 30th November 2017

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Chris Johnson

Senior Member
Feb 11, 2017
South Ford this afternoon has decent numbers of waders. 240 Ringed Plovers and 78 Grey Plovers were within range but Sanderlings and Dunlins were too far out to identify clearly.
At North Bay on the edge of a rising tide we had 670 Bar-tailed Godwits. These are the overwintering numbers we used to get a few years back, so nice to see.


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Borve, Berneray
The *Crane* and Snow Goose are still to be found on the machair

Loch Sandary, North Uist
the *Green-winged Teal* is still present on the loch

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
A two hour seawatch this morning produced 2 Wigeon (N), 1 Long-tailed Duck (N), 2 Red-Breasted Merganser (N), 16 Red-throated Divers (14S 2N), 1 Great Northern Diver (S), 23 Shag (10S 13N) and 5 Cormorant (S). Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 29, Barnacle Goose 1, Wigeon 38, Teal 9, Tufted Duck 19, Goldeneye 3, Red-throated Diver 1, Grey Heron 1, Golden Eagle 1 (juvenile), Hen Harrier 1 (adult female), Common Buzzard 1, Golden Plover 1, Merlin 1, Peregrine 1, Hooded Crow 4, Raven 8, Rock Pipit 2, Twite 3

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Crane & snow Goose courtesy of JJ