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Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
Up to five Goldfinches have been in the willow trees in our garden at Carinish, North Uist recently. Most of the time they are pecking at the twigs and later examination revealed no obvious prey species. I have noticed this behaviour before with redpolls. Two of the Goldfinches seen to have been ringed.
_DSC2447.JPG Whooper Swans over Callernish, North Uist this morning.
_DSC2452.JPG White-tailed Eagles also at Callernish.

The Tree Sparrow was again in a Paiblesgarry garden, North Uist, this morning just after 08.30 hours.
DSCN0015.jpg Tree Sparrow photo courtesy of Peter Murray.

Some other news: five Glaucous Gulls and an Iceland Gull were present today at Baleshare, North Uist while the Brambling remains in a South Glendale garden.


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
A brief stop at Ardveenish late this afternoon produced 3 Iceland and 3 glaucous gulls. 12 brent geese were on Traigh Mhor.

Chris Johnson

Senior Member
Feb 11, 2017
The whole of the North Bay Bar-tailed Godwit flock (600ish) passed the headland today. Never seen so many in one go. They often flight between Ardivacher beach and North Bay but in smaller numbers. A single barnacle Goose was milling about in the morning, looked a bit lost.
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