Scottish Rarity 8th November 2019

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th November 2019. Updated throughout the day

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
8 Waxwings were in Stewart Drive, Stornoway, this morning

South Glendale, South Uist
4 Waxwings and 2 female Blackcaps were in a garden there

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:55 - 10:40
Weather: Wind NNE f2, bright and sunny. Temp 1C increasing to 6C.

A near 3 hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Long-tailed Duck (N), 3 Red-throated Divers (1S 2N), 10 Great Northern Divers (1S 9N), 7 Gannets (2S 5N), 37 Shag (4S 33N), 4 Cormorants (2S 2N) and 4 auk sp (N).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 274, Wigeon 1, Teal 4, Tufted Duck 34, Goldeneye 2, Red-throated Diver 3, White-tailed Eagle 1, Golden Plover 2, Curlew 14, Turnstone 27, **White-rumped Sandpiper** [juvenile] 1, Rock Dove 16, Hooded Crow 1, Raven 2 and Skylark 5
Likes: John Hansford


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
News from Andrew:-

Still at least one juvenile white-rumped sandpiper at Ardivachar, though it was low tide this morning so there may have been others not on the pools.
2 brent geese and 5 slav grebes off Balgarva.
6 scaup on Loch Bee with a single blackwit at LA2 pools on the Range.
1 common redpoll, 1 siskin, 1 brambling, and 2 woodcock in my garden.
7 common redpoll and 3 siskin and 3 woodcock at Snishival Plantation.
4 woodcock at the Howbeg plantation at the foot of Haarsal.

On Wednesday, 157 whoopers, 75 mutes and c450 wigeon on Stilligarry/Grogarry lochs.
Likes: John Hansford


Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
Here at Askernish A male Blackcap and at least 9 Fieldfares were around the township plus 5 Pink-feet were on nearby fields. 27 Whoopers were on Loch Hallan as was a Long-tailed Duck, only the second I have seen there. 5 Pink-feet were at Boisdale later in the day [possibly the same as those at Askernish] and 150+ Mallard were on the sea at Orosay.

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Pink-feet and Peregrine
Likes: John Hansford


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
There were 4 Waxwings and a Grey Wagtail at Northbay, Barra this morning. Ian reported seeing 2 Waxwings at Morghan as well. The Ring-necked Duck was still on Loch Tangasdale.
Likes: John Hansford