Monthly Archives: April 2011

A busy day for migrants

With a strong south east wind blowing through sunny skies the west and north of Lewis were busy with migrants. Wheatears, including many strongly marked  presumed Greenland birds, carpeted the crofts . Other highlights included: Bragar: Turtle Dove, Corncrake and Linnet … Continue reading

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Birds with Jewellery – part 1

A few Black tailed Godwits have been about of late some sporting a range of gawdy leg rings. Such birds are becoming more regular on the Hebs thanks to a big ringing programme in Iceland. One bird was ringed in … Continue reading

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Bee-eater at Callanish

I followed up on a message today from Suzanne about a possible Bee-eater. Sounded interesting and a late lunch sojourn was taken. After a while no joy and it looked like it was time to head back to the PC … Continue reading

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Bonaparte’s Gull at Siadar

Tristan found a Bonaparte’s Gull at Siadar today – that is the fourth on the island since I have been here, well over 7 years now, and this species is now annual in the Hebrides. It may well be the … Continue reading

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Working from home

Working from home has advantages. Today these came in the form of singing Chiffchaff in the village, two Red Knot and 3 Whimbrel at Loch Barvas with a Black throated diver staying out in the middle. 71 Lesser black backed … Continue reading

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Seeing a little double

Tony Marr has seen an adult or near-adult Little Gull at The Butt on several occasions now, from 17 March up to today. Not surprisingly in view of its scarcity up here, it’s just about annual on Lewis, it was … Continue reading

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Westside evening

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