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10th December 2018


Senior Member
At least 65 Greenfinches were at the fish dump near Rubh' Arnal, North Uist this morning. There have been good numbers present at several sites recently. The latest BTO's BirdTrends report suggests that Greenfinch could potentially be moved from the the green list to red.

On Loch nam Feithean, North Uist 15 Pintail continued their good showing there while a Fieldfare (quite scarce this winter), was near Loch Hosta.