Scottish Rarity 30th April 2019

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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th April. Updated throughout the day

Nask, Barra
The male **Serin** was still in gardens by the junction at Nask this morning but more mobile than yesterday. Also male Brambling, Grasshopper Warbler and the roaming Great Tit are all in the same area [see Bruce's post below]

Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis
A Pintail, 4 Whimbrel, 2 Fieldfare and 4 White Wagtails were around the loch today

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
2 Chiffchaff and a Blackcap were seen in the Castle Grounds.

Kinlochroag, Isle of Lewis
A female Blackcap was there early morning

Loch na Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis
The female Scaup was again seen on the loch this morning

Carnan, South Uist
A Wood PIgeon was there today

The Range, South Uist
16 Whimbrel were there today

South Glendale, South Uist
A Fieldfare was there today
 

BrianR

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Feb 7, 2017
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Late news for yesterday from Gwen who saw a Little Egret in the gloom just before 22.00 hours at the loch just N of W end of Loch Druidibeg road, South Uist.
 
Likes: YvonneB

Hawkeye

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Feb 7, 2017
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news from Andrew

A Tree Sparrow at Grogarry Lodge/track

21 whimbrel, 30 sand martins and first greylag brood (3) at Stilligarry Loch.

Grasshopper Warbler and at least 1 Corncrake at Howmore near the hostel.
 

YvonneB

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Feb 5, 2017
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Feeling a bit fed up as i'm currently laid up with shingles :( Persuaded @MisterT to take me for a ride around the local patch to get me out of the house and hopefully add a few species to my patch year list.

Managed to add Arctic Tern (3 near Frobost), Moorhen - there were two on the rapidly drying out pool on the golf course, Black-headed Gull (near Frobost) and Whimbrel - there were many small groups all along the machair between Frobost and Loch Hallan - i counted at least 58 birds. Also new for the year for the patch was a Common Redpoll on the bird feeder early this morning.

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One of the many Whimbrel on the machair today.
 

Hawkeye

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News from Tristan

The drake Mandarin Duck is still in the Bayhead area of Stornoway, first reported on 28th and present all day yesterday and today.

This morning at Loch Ordais, there were 4 Whooper Swans, 5 Goldeneye, 2 Wigeon, 1 Goosander, and 1 pale-bellied Brent Goose, plus several Arctic Terns and a pair of Common Terns.

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Mandarin Duck (C) and courtesy of Tristan ap Reinallt