Local Rarity 9th December 2017

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Bruce

Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
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The juv Iceland gull was back at Ardveenish this morning and the ringed glaucous gull was at Traigh Eas. 27 snow buntings were also at Traigh Eas, 3 were at Craigston and singles were in the car park at Ardmhor ferry terminal and on the road at Caolis, Vatersay. A whooper swan was new in a Scurrival.

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MisterT

Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
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On the Range this morning there was a 2CY Glaucous Gull on the flooded pools and 40+ Snow Buntings and a small flock of 12 Meadow Pipits nearby. Circa 20 Greenland White-fronted Geese were in the fields by the ammo dump.

2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were in amongst the Shelduck on South Ford and 120+ Grey Plover, 250+ Dunlin and a Knot were also on the mud flats. A very dark 1CY Glaucous Gull was at Balgarva.

70+ Snow Buntings were at Peninerine early afternoon (50+ seen by Andrew) and 50+ Long-tailed Duck were just offshore. Circa 150 Twite were at Bornish on the machair

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Glauc, Brents & snobs at Peninerine
 

Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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#4
News from Andrew Stevenson
Benbecula:
Little Egret Loch Mor; 3 Greenland white-fronts with greylag between Loch Mor and Nunton; 2 gadwall and 5 shoveler on Coot Loch.

South Uist:
Little Egret at Ardkenneth at N end of Loch Bee, also 53 Greenland white-fronts and 5 WTEs there. 45 barnacle geese on the machair at Ardivachar. 50+ snow buntings Peninerine.
 

BrianR

Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
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#5
A fairly quiet WeBS count a day early at Loch Paible, North Uist this morning. An Iceland Gull landed near the mouth of the loch but did not stay long.
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Chris Johnson

Senior Member
Feb 11, 2017
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Covered some of the same ground as Ian, so won't duplicate records. On the range machair were 250+ Rock Doves, the largest number I have seen together.
Kilaulay.
100+ Twites, 50+ Lapwings and 150+ Golden Plovers.
North Bay was the highlight with 640 Bar-tailed Godwits, 230 Sanderlings, 110 Turnstones, 121 Ringed Plovers, 132 Oystercatchers, 3 Dunlins, 4 Knots and a Great Northern Diver