2nd November 2018

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
News from Tony Marr at Ness

The calm before the storm!

White-tailed Eagle – one around the lighthouse (1120 – 1130)
Glaucous Gull a juvenile on Loch Stiapabhat (appears to be the bird first seen on 29 October)
Curlew – 28 on the Butt SW of the lighthouse
Ruff – one still on the machair at Eoropie ( also present since 29th)
Ringed Plover – one by the roadside pool at the Butt (first for several weeks)
Common Redshank – one along cliffs SW of lighthouse
Common Snipe – one there
G Bb Gull – 190 adults on the rock stacks by the Lighthouse (am)
G N Diver – 1 flew E-W past the lighthouse (1240)
Redwing – 6 flew out of the lighthouse compound (1203) and went off S down the island
Fieldfare – one by Loch Stiapabhat (pm)


Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
Very little was passing SW at Aird an Runair, North Uist in a half an hour seawatch this morning (10.25-10.55 hours). Single Red-throated and Great Northern Diver, a trickle of Gannets and a few Kittiwakes and auks. Just before the half hour four Common Scoter (three ♂'s flew N). A juvenile Hen Harrier came over the headland before veering away and watched for a couple of minutes until well out over the sea heading towards Causamul. The bird then turned and drifted N and climbed to some height before resuming on a W course (perhaps heading for St Kilda that was discernible).

The single Coot is still on Loch na Reivil and two ♀ Pintail were on Loch nam Feithean.