Local Rarity 30th October 2018

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Outer Hebrides / Western isles bird sightings for today, 30th October 2018. Updated throughout the day

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
55 Waxwings were behind the Bangla Spice restaurant in Stornoway this morning and a further 8 were seen on Churchill Drive later in the day. A Little Egret was at the Steinish/Laxdale Estuary at the end of Cross Street. An adult Glaucous Gull was present at Back.

Torlum, Benbecula
4 Woodcocks were in a garden there

Grogarry, South Uist
A Brambling and a Chiffchaff were at Kinloch today

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Waxwing and Little Egret (C) and courtesy of Martin Scott
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Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
On Barra the small Canada Goose was with c100 Barnacle Geese on Borve Point after an absence of 3 days. There were also 2 Pink-footed Geese at Borve and another at Eoligarry. 22 Whooper Swans were on Loch Tangasdale and 11 Brent Geese were at Traigh Mhor. 20 Long-tailed Ducks were off Craigston and c35 were off Tangasdale. There's been an influx of Woodcock in the past few days; a minimum of 7 were on the island today along with 4 Blackcaps, 6 Chiffchaffs, 5 Bramblings, 1 Common Redpoll and several hundred Redwings.



Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
North Uist: a ♂ American Wigeon was at Aileodair, North Uist today. Doubtless a returning bird with records here (also nearby Oban Trumisgarry and Loch an Duin) since 2014. Possibly as many as three were present in late October/early November 2016.

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Single Brambling were at Claddach-baleshare at a garden feeding station and on peanut feeder at Langass.

A Woodcock was in a Lochmaddy garden and there was a mobile flock of ca.20 redpolls.


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

Also in Stornoway today, 2 Little Grebes at Bayhead, and a Woodcock near the Castle Grounds entrance at dusk.