Scottish Rarity 9th June 2019

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Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
A Curlew Sandpiper was in the tern/colony at Aird an Runair, North Uist this morning. In very 'dull' plumage (similar to the two that were present at Baleshare in May).

A Quail was calling near the N shore of Loch nam Feithean, North Uist later.
Likes: YvonneB


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th June 2019. Updated throghout the day

Loch Paible, North Uist
the Little Stint was there again today

North Loch Eynort, South Uist
A Spotted Flycatcher was seen there today

Bolnabodach, Barra
After no reports for nearly 2 weeks, the **Purple Heron** was seen there again today

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Purple Heron & Spotted Flycatcher (C) and courtesy of Ian Ricketts
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Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
As well as the surprise reappearance of the Purple Heron, there were a minimum of 9 Spotted Flycatchers on Barra today. The male Whinchat was still at Brevig this morning.