Local Rarity 14th July 2017

Discussion in '2017 Bird Sightings' started by Hawkeye, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye Eyes and Ears Everywhere

    Feb 7, 2017
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    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

    Feb 25, 2017
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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.

  3. BrianR

    BrianR Senior Member

    Feb 7, 2017
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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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