Local Rarity 12th October 2017

Discussion in '2017 Bird Sightings' started by Hawkeye, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye Eyes and Ears Everywhere

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    Loch Grogary, North Uist
    The drake *American Wigeon* was still on the loch today

    Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
    A 2.5 hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Eider (S), 1 Red-breasted Merganser (S), 16 Great Northern Divers (S), 51 Gannets (46S 5N), 79 Snipe (S - on off the sea), 1 Arctic Tern (N), 2 Razorbills (S), 1 auk sp (S), and a Snow Bunting (N). A Swallow was also in the area.

    Ness Area
    News from Tony Marr
    Wednesday 11 October

    Butt of Lewis
    Snow Bunting – 3 near lighthouse
    Loch Stiapavat
    Ruff – 5
    Black-tailed Godwit – 1
    Port of Ness
    Arctic Tern – adult off the harbour
    Blackcap – male in gardens

    Thursday 12 October
    Barnacle Geese - a total of 1,300 in numerous flocks (max. 100) arrived from the sea from E between (08.00) and (1720). They continued either by crossing E-W over Loch Stiapavat, or by flying up to the Butt and flying round it, and then heading on down the west coast of the island. In the morning conditions were unfavourable, with a SW F. 5-6 wind, regular heavy showers, and poor visibility.
    Loch Stiapavat
    Whooper Swans – 4 (am only) Ruff – one, Black-tailed Godwit – one still
    Redwing – 9 at the Butt and 11 in Port of Ness
     
  2. Roger Auger

    Roger Auger New Member

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    There was also a Swallow at Liniclete by the turbine at midday.
     
  3. Chris Johnson

    Chris Johnson Senior Member

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    Ardivachar
    Two small skeins of Barnacle Geese moved through in the morning: 11 & 38.
     

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