The Ring-necked Duck was still on Loch Tangasdale and Siberian Chiffchaffs were still at Eoligarry and Creachan plus a new bird at Castlebay. There were far fewer Siskins around than yesterday but I still logged about 25 birds during the course of the day. There was an increase in Woodcock including 10 at Creachan. 80 or so Fieldfares included a flock of 50 at Creachan and there was also an obvious influx of Blackbirds around the island. The usual Iceland Gull was at Craigston and 127 Long-tailed Ducks were off shore there. The Tree Sparrow and a Brambling were still at Brevig.
Tuesday 29 October 2019
In the morning 25 Fieldfares and 175 Redwings flew S over Port of Ness. In South Dell there were 4 Chiffchaffs and 2 Bramblings.
Wednesday 30 October 2019
A Northern Wheatear was around the lighthouse at The Butt in the morning. A Snow Bunting was in Eoropie Dunes. Barnacle Geese have now reached 50 around Loch Stiapabhat. In South Dell were 2 Woodcocks, 3 Fieldfares and 2 Goldcests.
I managed to get some slightly better photos than on the 28th of the Two-barred Crossbills present in Langass Woods, North Uist. Perhaps a similar number (seven) present as reported the previous day. View attachment 3033View attachment 3034