Local Rarity 3rd December 2017

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  • Would members please give due consideration when thinking about posting information and sightings relating to Schedule 1 species during the breeding season. Records of these species thought to be breeding can be submitted privately to the county bird recorder via email to recorder@outerhebridesbirds.org.uk

Chris Johnson

Senior Member
Feb 11, 2017
Ardivachar Beach
340 Bar-tailed Godwits, 43 Turnstones., 1 Great-northern Diver. Other waders but too far out.
50 Twites, 15 Curlews.
West Loch Bee
30+ White-fronted Geese (possibly more as the ground shelved away).
South-west Loch Bee
93 Tufted Ducks, 155 Widgeons, 10 Teals, 164 Lapwings; 8 Golden Plovers.
21 Redwings, 1 Song Thrush


Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
The only birds of note during walking the dogs at Eachkamish (Baleshare), North Uist in the late morning were three Snow Buntings. One came down on the shingle ridge so I was able to obtain the attached photo.


Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
Here at Askernish there were 70+ Purple Sandpipers (a high count for here) on the beach amongst the exposed rocks at low tide and 60+ Redwing in and around the township. A Coot was again at Eilean nan Ramh and other was behind the co-op at Dalibrough

Golden Plover, Askernish beach