Yankie Golden Plovers

A bit later than usual, but American Golden Plovers have made a late showing. Seven years ago there wasn’t a Lewis record and now they must be in double figures and annual – usually in Ness among the throngs of Eurasians that gather on the machair.

Looks like there has been three this autumn, with two still around.

To quote Tony Marr “One was a pale grey bird with some gold on the upperparts. The other was a much greyer bird, with a particularly dark crown and mantle and much more prominent supercilia.”

Two off the different birds are depicted in these photos by Tony. Also an additional shot by ‘Space Mouse’

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