Local Rarity 17th January 2019

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Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
Out and about late afternoon counting Ravens around Loch Hallan. Only one local bird seen but a female Pintail and a Greenshank were good to find on the patch as was a female Merlin chasing circa 250 Twite on the machair.


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
Calm, flat conditions today, perfect for looking for Divers. There were 34 Black-throated off the east side of Vatersay plus c150 Eider and a single Slavonian Grebe. The White-billed was still off Eoligarry where there were also 5 Slavonian Grebes. Around Barra and Vatersay as a whole there were easily 200 Great Northern and 30 Red-throated Divers, perhaps more. The flock of Pale-bellied Brent Geese at Traigh Mhor had increased to 46 birds and the Dark-bellied Brent was still with them.

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
News from Tristan, Isle of Lewis

A flock of 50 Woodpigeons, fairly large by local standards, was at Sand Street, Stornoway. Also 21 Twite nearby, 100+ Brambling still in the wintering flock in Stornoway Castle Grounds, and a Grey Wagtail at Bayhead.