Scottish Rarity 6th May 2019

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Bruce

Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
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On Barra there's a Little Bunting at Eoligarry church this afternoon. The bird is feeding on the path in front of the church and showing superbly. This morning there was a Redwing at Northbay. Good numbers of Whimbrel are still around the island including a flock of 59 at Allasdale.

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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th May 2019. Updated throughout the day

Labost, Isle of Lewis
A single Snow Bunting was on the headland this morning (See Tristan's post below)

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
A Grey Wagtail was seen at Bayhead this afternoon

Berneray
30 Barnacle Geese were seen on the island today

Balranald, North Uist
16 Pink-footed Geese flew over east over the reserve this evening

Loch Sandary, North Uist
19 Black-tailed Godwits were seen there today

Rueval, Benbecula
A singing Tree Pipit was heard at Loch ba Una
 

Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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#3
News from Tristan, Isle of Lewis

On Saturday (4th), there was a female Goosander on the salt marsh below Cross Street, Stornoway, and a Moorhen in the stream that runs along the edge of the airport at Steinish. Yesterday (5th), there were 3 Sand Martins at the latter location.

At Loch Ordais this morning: 7 Wigeon, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, and a pair of Black-throated Divers in the bay. Also a single Snow Bunting on the headland at Labost.

4 Whooper Swans still at Steinish this evening, plus a single Pinkfoot with Greylags, and 34 Knot roosting on the salt marsh with several hundred Dunlin and Ringed Plover.

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Snow Bunting (C) and courtesy of Tristan ap Rheinallt