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by MisterT
25 May 2016, 20:06
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Red-necked Phalaropes
Replies: 0
Views: 398

Red-necked Phalaropes

Away from the furore of the Black-billed Cuckoo, Red-necked Phalaropes arrived last week and have been displaying well ever since. Iceland Gulls were seen at Stinky Bay and Stoneybridge and the Common Crane was quite mobile, moving between Nunton and Grogarry. Here on “the patch” at Askernish, Spott...
by MisterT
23 May 2016, 18:32
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Black-billed Cuckoo on North Uist
Replies: 12
Views: 2920

Re: Black-billed Cuckoo on North Uist

The cuckoo was still present today in the same location. A few more photographs taken in low light are below http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/s435/_YvonneB_/CurracagForum2016/IN8A0836Black-billed%20Cuckoo.jpg http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/s435/_YvonneB_/CurracagForum2016/IN8A0834Black-bille...
by MisterT
24 Jan 2016, 19:58
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Eurasian White-fronted Goose
Replies: 0
Views: 600

Eurasian White-fronted Goose

Single White-fronts are always worth a second look, as in this case. This Eurasian White-fronted Goose was seen at Stoneybridge, its pink bill very noticeable, especially when compared with the half dozen Greylags it was associating with. The Gyrfalcon was seen at Bornish late this afternoon hunting...
by MisterT
23 Jan 2016, 19:35
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Common Crossbill
Replies: 0
Views: 538

Common Crossbill

While walking around Locheynort recently, this male Common Crossbill was seen amongst a small flock of all female Chaffinch. http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/s435/_YvonneB_/CurracagForum2016/IMG_1200CrossBill.jpg http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/s435/_YvonneB_/CurracagForum2016/IMG_1204CrossBi...
by MisterT
21 Jan 2016, 21:47
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Iceland and a yellow legged Herring Gull
Replies: 0
Views: 552

Iceland and a yellow legged Herring Gull

While out and about earlier this month surveying more sectors for the BTO NEWS survey , I found an Iceland Gull and this Herring Gull with yellow legs, both at Smerclete. Always worth a second look as there have been several rare species of gull seen throughout the UK recently. http://i1051.photobuc...
by MisterT
21 Jan 2016, 16:18
Forum: Birds
Topic: Hedgehogs - Prickly problems for breeding waders
Replies: 0
Views: 1647

Hedgehogs - Prickly problems for breeding waders

This is an interesting article on the effect of hedgehogs on our wader population entitled “Prickly problems for breeding waders”

Just follow the link
by MisterT
07 Jan 2016, 20:32
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: little auk Barra
Replies: 2
Views: 663

Re: little auk Barra

There would appear to be more sightings than usual of Little Auk recently during this spell of bad weather. I found one exhausted in the dunes at Frobost late last month while performing a BTO NEWS survey . It accompanied me home in my pocket where it was rested and later released after dark. I also...
by MisterT
25 Nov 2015, 21:23
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: great white egret
Replies: 3
Views: 1116

Re: great white egret

We had occasion to visit Barra recently when we caught up with the Great White Egret at Ardveenish. While we had great views and several fly-by’s, we only took the following record shot . Elsewhere there were circa 70 Brent Geese at Traigh Mhor and 5 or 6 Goldcrest at Northbay http://i1051.photobuck...
by MisterT
06 Nov 2015, 22:55
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Late records of Whimbrel and Wheatear.
Replies: 2
Views: 683

Re: Late records of Whimbrel and Wheatear.

Another late sighting was that of a Swallow at Frobost on the same day (5th)
by MisterT
03 Nov 2015, 16:26
Forum: Birds
Topic: Red-necked Phalaropes
Replies: 0
Views: 917

Red-necked Phalaropes

Great article on Rare Bird Alert about the latest breeding success on North Uist

http://www.rarebirdalert.co.uk/v2/Conte ... 1018041498