Local Rarity 12th March 2018

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
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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Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
The Snow Goose was still present near Borve, Berneray but decided it didn't want its photograph taken.
Also there was an adult Glaucous Gull.
The Crane was on the W side of Loch Bhrusda.


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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.