Local Rarity 26th November 2018

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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 26th November 2018. Updated throughout the day

Hirta, St Kilda
A single Greenland White-fronted Goose was in the village today

Loch Sandary, North Uist
The drake *Green-winged Teal* was still on the loch. A pale-bellied Brent Goose was with Barnacle Geese in the area.

South Glendale, South Uist
3 Blackcaps were in a garden there

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:55 - 09:40
Weather: Wind E - ESE F1, clear, cold and sunny, temp 1-2C.

A near 2 hour seawatch this morning produced 10 Eider (S), 2 Red-breasted Merganser (S), 4 Red-throated Divers (3S 1N), 1 Gannet (S), 33 Shag (N) and 5 Cormorants (S).
Also and in the area were Greylag Goose 14, Wigeon 12, Mallard 98, Teal 2, Tufted Duck 18, Long-tailed Duck 6, Goldeneye 1, Red-throated Diver 1, Great Northern Diver 5, White-tailed Eagle 3, Common Buzzard 1, Golden Plover 18, Curlew 18, Bar-tailed Godwit 22, Purple Sandpiper 3, Hooded Crow 2, Raven 1, Rock Pipit 1, Twite 23

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Greenland white-front (C) & Courtesy of Soay Sheep Project
 
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BrianR

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Feb 7, 2017
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At Loch Sandary this morning I could not pick out any unusual geese from the 900 or so Barnacles that were present and there was much coming and going. A bird with white head and neck, presumed same that has been seen at various North Uist locations in winter since early January 2012, was also present. Now showing a few dark feathers in the white.
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Otherwise there was the Green-winged Teal (another distant shot attached), a Jack Snipe was flushed from a ditch while a lone Raven flew over uttering the usual kronk, kronk but followed by some rattling/trill calls.
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