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Fieldfares

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BrianR
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Fieldfares

Post by BrianR » 08 Nov 2014, 22:07

Fieldfares appeared very scarce up until yesterday when Tony recorded 15 around the Butt of Lewis lighthouse and another 5 in Port of Ness. On North Uist there was a flock of at least 20 at Clachan-a-Luib and today flocks of 10 and around 50 over Carinish. Main numbers in autumn pass through here in late October/early November with an exceptional passage in 2009.

Some other news from Tony for Ness: 'yesterday at the Butt of Lewis two flocks of Snow Buntings (36 and 24) arrived in the afternoon, a 1st-winter Glaucous Gull was offshore and a Woodcock (along with the Fieldfares) was around the lighthouse. On the machair were 700 Golden Plover, a ♂ Blackcap was in Port of Ness and a flock of 100 Snipe at Loch Stiapavat. Today I refound the two Iceland Gulls (on the rock stacks by the lighthouse), also present were two 1st-winter Glaucous Gulls while offshore on the east side between the lighthouse and Port of Ness (a two-mile stretch of coast) was an unprecedented gathering of some 1,600 Kittiwakes (nearly all adults). Also around the Butt of Lewis were a few thrushes and a flock of 14 Snow Buntings.'

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Re: Fieldfares

Post by chrisjohnson » 09 Nov 2014, 08:13

There were 30 Fieldfares with 10 Redwings on Ardivachar headland on 7 November.

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