Monthly Archives: December 2010

Hapless Stornoway ferry Stormie

Here is the hapless Stornoway ferry Stormie – found dead on deck in early December. A late date, but not unprecedented. Thanks to Ian, Kim and Ellie

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Harris kite tops the bill

On Saturday George Macleod found a Red Kite at Rodel, south Harris. The record, the first for Harris (I think) ties in nicely with Argyll reports from Coll (2) and Argyll (2). Presumably mainland birds have been forced to wander … Continue reading

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What is the worlds most expensive book?

What is the worlds most expensive book? I didnt know until I read Mark Averys blog http://networkedblogs.com/bzCbx Interesting all round, but what does any of this have to do with the Hebrides? Well Audubon followed Birds of America with a … Continue reading

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Petrel on deck

Word of a Petrel (sp) being picked up on the Stornoway to Ullapool ferry the other day. Looking forward to seeing the corpse. Any wagers on species involved? A Blackcap was recently coming to bird feeders on the islands as … Continue reading

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Swan Lake is frozen

A few days on the Uists in the big freeze found most lochs as solid as concrete and most birds birds having departed to the open sea. Loch Bee however had a large group of Mute Swans, with good numbers … Continue reading

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