Monthly Archives: October 2010

Mixed up geese

I tried to hide from Waxwings over the weekend, but inevitably failed – a duo in Brue and one in Shawbost saw to that. Seawatching was interesting with 9 Great Northern Divers coming down the coast on Sunday plus 5 … Continue reading

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Another day, another irruption

First Waxwings, now it would appear Siskins seem to be following suit. I had a flock of over 100 in Stornoway Woods at lunchtime, and as I wandered back to the office looking at gardens for Waxwings I had several … Continue reading

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last Little Egret

http://tiny.cc/zzmww Here is a link to the last Little Egret I saw on Lewis – just over two years ago – at Tong Sands at the end of Cross Street, Stornoway

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Busy last autumn days

Almost looking forward to the clocks going back it is so busy at the moment. Waxwings continue to surge in. Nearly 3500 were logged in Scotland, primarily in the Highlands and Islands, on Monday so that gives a gauge on … Continue reading

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Some excellent shots by Andy Leslie from Point

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Waxwings just keep on coming

Hard to know where to start, but the Monday tally just keeps getting bigger and bigger: Newmarket – 29 Port of Ness – c.100 Shawbost – 20 Lower Bayble – 30 Shadar – 3 Churchill Drive, Stornoway – 18 Laxdale … Continue reading

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Waves of Wax

Birding was rather slow on Saturday, but a family of 5 Whoopers in at Barvas was nice, as was a Hen Harrier and Kestrel in Brue. Sunday morning was quiet with a Grey Plover at Barvas being notable. Wheatear and … Continue reading

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