Our first day

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Jun 9, 2018
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Our first visit to the Outer Isles. Within seconds of arriving at the Loch na Muilne viewpoint we saw our first Red-necked Phalarope in breeding finery at 10:07h, weaving in and out of the Bogbean. A 50 minute wait and then she popped out again giving excellent views of foraging and preening for about 15 minutes.

On to Port of Ness and just outside the harbour an immature Great Northern Diver plus five Red-throated Divers (two pairs and a single) snorkelling and diving. At The Butt, a scattering of Black Guillemots and the tail end of a small pod of Bottlenose Dolphins disappearing around the headland.

Then Loch Stiapabhat for calling Corncrake and a Whooper Swan.

All standard fare no doubt but pretty exciting for us poor southerners from the West Sussex coast. Even the Teal ducklings at Loch na Muilne were a treat!
 

YvonneB

OH Bird Recorder
Feb 5, 2017
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Our first visit to the Outer Isles. Within seconds of arriving at the Loch na Muilne viewpoint we saw our first Red-necked Phalarope in breeding finery at 10:07h, weaving in and out of the Bogbean. A 50 minute wait and then she popped out again giving excellent views of foraging and preening for about 15 minutes.

On to Port of Ness and just outside the harbour an immature Great Northern Diver plus five Red-throated Divers (two pairs and a single) snorkelling and diving. At The Butt, a scattering of Black Guillemots and the tail end of a small pod of Bottlenose Dolphins disappearing around the headland.

Then Loch Stiapabhat for calling Corncrake and a Whooper Swan.

All standard fare no doubt but pretty exciting for us poor southerners from the West Sussex coast. Even the Teal ducklings at Loch na Muilne were a treat!
Hi @John Arnott many thanks for posting your sightings and welcome to the website! Enjoy your holiday :)