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MisterT

Always Birding
A Lapwings nest with eggs was a first for the year, as was a Wheatear by Daliburgh Cemetery. This colour ringed Sanderling was on the beach but I think that it may have lost one of its colour rings.

CR Sanderling DSCN0548.jpg
 

Bruce

Senior Member
Barra
2 Blackcaps were new in today, 1 at Glen, the other at Castlebay. Chiffchaffs were singing at Castlebay and Creachen. A Common Redpoll was at Glen and the Kumlien's Gull remained at Borve.
 

Spencer

Member
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th March 2022. Updated throughout the day

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
3 juvenile Iceland Gulls were in the harbour area today

Carloway, Isle of Lewis
70+ Whooper Swans flew north this morning

Baleshare, North Uist
14 White-fronted Geese flew over Loch Mor this morning

Carinish, North Uist
At least 2 male Wheatears and a singing Chiffchaff were there this morning

Barra
2 Blackcaps were new in today, 1 at Glen, the other at Castlebay. Chiffchaffs were singing at Castlebay and Creachen. A Common Redpoll was at Glen and the Kumlien's Gull remained at Borve.
YM Bridge Stornoway pair of grey wagtails
 
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