Local Rarity 12th March 2018

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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for toady, 12th March 2018

Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis
A 4CY Kumlien's Gull was seen there today

Ness, Isle of Lewis
3 Snow Buntings were in the Skigersta area

Loch Bhrusda, Berneray
The *Common Crane* was present there again today (See BrianR's post below)

Sollas, North Uist
30 Snow Buntings were on the machair there

Loch Paible, North Uist
An immature Iceland Gull and a 2nd winter Glaucous Gull was seen there this morning

Balranald, North Uist
10 Pintail were on Loch nam Feithean and a pale-bellied Brent Goose was nearby 11 Whooper Swans flew north off Aird an Runair this morning.

Balivanich, Benbecula
2 juvenile Glaucous Gulls were seen on the beach today

South Glendale, South Uist
The Siskin is still in a garden there
 

Bruce

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Feb 25, 2017
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A Lapland Bunting was near Vatersay township this afternoon along with my first returning Lesser Black-backed Gull and at least 7 Pied Wagtails.

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BrianR

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Feb 7, 2017
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The Snow Goose was still present near Borve, Berneray but decided it didn't want its photograph taken.
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Also there was an adult Glaucous Gull.
The Crane was on the W side of Loch Bhrusda.
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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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News from Tristan:-
Yesterday (11th March), apart from the group of 3 Mistle Thrushes at Loch Airigh na Lic, Stornoway, (a rare species up here), around Goat Island there were 15 Iceland Gulls (about half the number present a week earlier) and 3 Glaucous Gulls. Two Lesser Black-backed Gulls at Steinish were my first of the year.

Today (12th March) there were quite a lot of Skylarks in evidence on the moorland west of Stornoway, though still very few Meadow Pipits. The Skylarks seem to have arrived over the last couple of days.