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    Scottish Rarity 22nd October 2019

    From Angus Murray - Mike Dilger recorded eight White-rumped Sandpipers today in same place that concentration has been seen recently (on pools in amongst beach seaweed at Ardivachar, South Uist).
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    National Rarity 21st October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st October 2019. Updated throughout the day Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:20 - 10:00 Weather: Wind SW f3 increasing f4. 8/8 high cloud. Temp9C. A near 2 hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Eider (S), 4 Red-throated...
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    National Rarity 11th October 2019

    News from Andrew 10 whoopers over the house this morning, 10 barnacle geese N at Balgarva. drake pintail, 36 gadwall (highest count I can recall here) and 26 shoveler on Coot Loch.
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    National Rarity 10th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis A ***Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll*** was seen in a sycamore tree by 9 Port of Ness and then flew off. [See news from Tony Marr below] Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis 24...