Monthly Archives: September 2010

Nice weather, but shame about the birds

The first Citrine Wagtail for Lewis and Harris, found by Mark Finn and Co, could not be relocated at Ardroil Uig, but a Goldie Eagle showed well en-route. Not quite the compensation I had hoped for. Three White tailed Eagles … Continue reading

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Collecting a corpse

Never a good day collecting an eagle corpse, but you do begin to appreciate the size and power of these birds when you see them this close (albeit deceased!). Looks like this bird is c.17 years old. Not a bad … Continue reading

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Quackers

The day began with more Pinkfeet coming across north Lewis. By noon 16 groups totalling nearly 500 birds had passed my view, and several others had also gone over Ness. Add to this was a range of wildfowl. 32 Tufties … Continue reading

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V signs

A message from Tristan this morning that he had heard Pinkfeet going over Stornoway in the early hours raised my awareness, but a morning walk around Barvas provided no Pinkfeet (or sign of ydays Buff breasted Sandpiper, but there were … Continue reading

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A northerly blast

With a strong, just shy of gale force, northerly running for a few days seabirds have been much in evidence if you have cared to perch on a headland or wollow in the Minch on the MV Lewis. 74 storm … Continue reading

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Sept 12th

Saturday night trip to Uig produced a Whooper roadside near Scaliscro and the Canada Geese back at Garynahynie – at least 6 there (thanks to Ian Macleod for the photo) Westside sites on Sunday found at least 5 Curlew Sands … Continue reading

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What’s in the box?

A few migrants about today. Spotted flycatcher in Brue and a couple of Willow Warblers in Barvas. A call from the police diverted me to Stornoway and I ended up coming home with a Guga (young Gannet) and a Manx … Continue reading

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