Local Rarity 11th January 2018

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Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
After a hard frost most of the lochs on North Uist were largely iced over with a number of ducks, including three Pintail, temporarily displaced from Loch nam Feithean and in the bay at Hougharry. Off nearby Aird an Runair were four Red-throated Divers, a Razorbill and a Puffin (the last quite unusual in winter here). At least 35 Purple Sandpipers were along the shore.
At Loch Sandary the male Green-winged Teal was seen again - standing on the ice with other waterfowl.
Likes: YvonneB


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
The 2 long-tailed tits reappeared at Northbay today. Despite almost daily searches of the area, this is the first time we've seen them in about a month. A chiffchaff was in the bushes by the football pitch at Castlebay. The brent goose flock at Traigh Mhor has now shrunk to 3 birds.

Potentially of interest, an immature peregrine hunting at Brevig this morning showed a strikingly pale head. A similar bird or perhaps the same individual spent several days in this area during October and was generally considered to be a Tundra type bird by those who saw it. Unfortunately todays encounter was too brief to get any record shots.
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