Local Rarity 14th July 2017

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  1. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye Eyes and Ears Everywhere

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    Vatersay
    A *Rose-coloured Starling* was seen on the island this morning - see Bruce's post below

    Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
    A two hour sea watch early this morning produced 1 Red-breasted Merganser (S), 49 Manx Shearwaters (S), 79 Gannets (51S 25N), 1 Great Skua (S), 2 Guillemots (S), 2 Razorbills (S) and 1 auk sp (N). Also present in the area were 200 Common Gulls and 16 Ravens
     
  2. Bruce

    Bruce Senior Member

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    The rose-coloured starling on Vatersay was in a starling flock around the township. There's currently a couple of hundred starlings in the area so I'd imagine there's every chance it'll stay around for a while.

    On Barra the glaucous gull was on the beach at Craigston late morning and at least 1 house martin was still around Eoligarry. Returning waders are in short supply here with just single dunlin, whimbrel and greenshank in the past few days.

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  3. BrianR

    BrianR Senior Member

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    On North Uist a few more waders than on Barra passing through at the moment. Among them this morning at Aird an Runair were 240 Dunlin and single adult Knot and Bar-tailed Godwit. Most of the Arctic Terns have now departed the colony there.

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