Local Rarity 3rd December 2017

Discussion in '2017 Bird Sightings' started by Chris Johnson, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. Chris Johnson

    Chris Johnson Senior Member

    Feb 11, 2017
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    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
  2. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye Eyes and Ears Everywhere

    Feb 7, 2017
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  3. BrianR

    BrianR Senior Member

    Feb 7, 2017
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    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.
  4. MisterT

    MisterT Always Birding

    Feb 6, 2017
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    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

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