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Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
The Green-winged Teal was still at Ardmhor this afternoon and the Ring-necked Duck was still on Loch Tangasdale. Gull numbers seem to be very low on Barra at present; I've noticed in the past that numbers sometimes plummet during stormy weather. Perhaps they've moved across to Uist?
Likes: John Hansford


Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
Strange that @Bruce should mention the gulls possibly moving to the Uists because there is an unusually large gathering at Kildonan at the moment. 500+ birds consisting mainly of Herring and Common Gulls but also 50+ Great Black-backs but it's hard work scanning them in this weather. There are also 600+ Starlings and 60+ Hooded Crows (unusually high count for South Uist), all of which makes for quite a spectacle!