Local Rarity 24th January 2019

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th January 2019. Updated throughout the day

Balranald, North Uist
The Richardson's Cackling Goose and small Canada Goose were there again today 7 Pintail were nearby at Hougharry

Loch Sandary, North Uist
The drake *Green-winged Teal* was still on the loch

Loch Bee, South Uist
5 Scaup and 22 Goldeneye were at the south end of the loch today

Scotvein, Grimsay
5 Fieldfares were there today

Peter's Port, Benbecula
22 Fieldfare were seen in the area

Loch Druidibeg, South Uist
2 Little Egrets were on the loch at Stilligarry this morning.

Castlebay, Barra
A 1st winter drake Velvet Scoter was seen in the bay this morning


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
I took advantage of the calm, flat conditions this morning and scanned the sea off the east side of Vatersay. 13 Black-throated Divers were visible along with c250 Eiders and a single Long-tailed Duck. The highlight though was a 1st winter drake Velvet Scoter settled out in the middle of Castle Bay. Despite being distant, I did get some good scope views, however I'd be the first to admit that the photo probably wont win any awards!

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The Pale-bellied Brent Goose flock at Traigh Mhor is gradually increasing in number: 53 were present today. Yesterday there were 31 Snow Buntings at Eoligarry and a further 5 flying around over Borve Point.
Likes: YvonneB


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

An adult Iceland Gull was at Goat Island, Stornoway, this afternoon. Also a Little Grebe there.