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Eyes and Ears Everywhere


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
News from Tristan:-

Yesterday, 3 November
one Hawfinch visited my garden. Also, a group of at least 3 Long-tailed Tits was in Stornoway Castle Grounds.

Today, 4 November,
a Hawfinch was again in my garden (10th day in a row for this species).

Also, up at Ness:
9 Sooty Shearwaters >NW past the Butt, a.m
1 juv Glaucous Gull, Butt
30 Barnacle Geese, Loch Stiapabhat
5 Fieldfares, Port of Ness (plus scattered Redwings in the area, c40 total)
7 Snow Buntings, Butt
c60 Golden Plover, Loch Stiapabhat