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Local Rarity 25th December 2017


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Loch Mor, Benbecula
A *Little Egret* is still to be found on the loch

Ness, Isle of Lewis
3 Snow Buntings seen this morning, soon becoming 8 by mid morning

Ruhba Ardvule. South Uist
A two hour seawatch this morning produced 4 Eider (3S 1N), 1 Long-tailed Duck (S), 5 Red-throated Divers (3S 2N), 1 Great Northern Diver (S), 1 Gannet (S), 74 Shag (2S 72N) and 1 Cormorant (S). Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 67, Shelduck 2, Wigeon 35, Mallard 38, Tufted Duck 16, Eider 4, Goldeneye 2, Red-breasted Merganser 6, Red-throated Diver 4, Great Northern Diver 5, Shag 8, Cormorant 16, Purple Sandpiper 12, Raven 12, Meadow Pipit 12, Rock Pipit 3, Twite 180


Always Birding
A Little Egret flew south over Askernish early afternoon, just before the Christmas rain set in