Local Rarity 11th October 2017

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Loch Hosta, North Uist
The *Great White Egret* was at the south end of the loch this morning.

Aird an Runair, North Uist
2 juvenile Little Stints and 2 Snow Buntings were seen today

Loch Sandary North Uist
5 Ruff and a Coot were on and around the loch

Calarnais, North Uist
A female Blackcap seen there today

Barvas, Isle of Lewis
A Yellow-browed Warbler was seen this morning and another nearby at Carloway

Orosay, South Uist
103 Gannets, 6 Great Northern Divers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Pale-bellied Brent and a Pomarine Skua seen flying south in one hour this morning

A Coal Tit, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers and a Gadwall were reported on Barra today


Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
As @Chris Johnson noticed yesterday, here too at Askernish there has been an influx of Snipe with over 120 birds on Frobost machair plus groups of 27, 15, 38 and 12 seen in flight. Skylark numbers have also greatly increased with 150+ being present on Askernish machair plus a large flock of mixed finches ( 150+ Twite, 30+ Linnet, 20+ Greenfinch & 30+ Goldfinch) feeding on the Knapweed

Buzzard, Frobost


Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
In just over an hour this morning at Aird an Runair, North Uist a few species were heading SW including 172 Gannets (13 juveniles), a Red-throated Diver and 19 Great Northern Divers. Two juvenile Little Stints were still on the beach.
A ♂ American Wigeon was still present on nearby Loch Grogary.