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Local Rarity 1st December 2017


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Borve, Berneray
The *Crane* and Snow Goose were still to be found on the machair today. 40+ Snow Buntings also present in amongst the Twite

Boisdale South Uist
The *American Golden Plover* is still present on the machair this afternoon - See Andrews post below

Loch Sandray, North Uist
The *Green-winged Teal* was still on the loch this morning

Carinish, North Uist:
A Snow Bunting flew over this morning.

Balranald, North Uist
A Chiffchaff was seen there this afternoon

Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis
An adult Glaucous Gull and an adult Iceland Gull seen today

The Braighe, Isle of Lewis
An adult Glaucous Gull was present this morning.

Ness, Isle of Lewis
2 Snow Buntings were seen this morning

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Crane & Snow Goose courtesy of JJ


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
News from Andrew Stevenson:-

The American golden plover still at North Boisdale this afternoon with the GP flock.

Little egret at An Liana Moire nr Daliburgh (no sign of the one that was at Frobost yesterday so assumed same)

A common redpoll in my garden yesterday and today. Also several snow buntings heard flying over this morning

45+ snow buntings at Ardvule



Always Birding
The Little Egret was again on Loch na Liana Moire at Frobost this morning, but it had probably moved to Dalibrugh by the time Andrew arrived (see post above). There were also 3 very mobile Lapland Buntings travelling between the fanks by the Askernish club house and the bales of silage 300 yards further south on the machair

Turnstone in this mornings all too brief sunshine