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Local Rarity 16th December 2017


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2 juv Iceland gulls were at Ardveenish today. c80 long-tailed ducks were off Craigston and a further 20 were off West Beach, Vatersay. Also 16+ black-throated divers off Vatersay. At least 1 coal tit was still at Nasg.


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An uneventful walk to the N part of Eachkamish (Baleshare), North Uist this morning. A Pied Wagtail, 14 Meadow Pipits and 6 Snow Buntings being the best. Appears to be more than usual this year of the first two wintering on North Uist.