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Canada Goose, Osprey and Rose-coloured Starling on Lewis

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Canada Goose, Osprey and Rose-coloured Starling on Lewis

Post by BrianR » 23 Jun 2015, 09:47

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Some recent Lewis news all from Tony:

'Yesterday evening at the southern end of Loch Stiapavat I caught up with a small Canada Goose which I first saw briefly at the northern end of the loch yesterday morning. The goose was with two Whooper Swans and I managed to obtain a number of photos. A fairly rapid check of the literature suggests to my limited knowledge that it is the smallest race of Canada Goose (B. c. parvipes). This is the first small Canada Goose I have seen in Ness.'

On 11th June Ronan Dugan who is currently carrying out a Golden Eagle survey for the RSPB spotted an Osprey near the B8011 (NB 105314). This is where the road runs alongside the river which flows out of Loch Croistean and about four miles before Uig.

Andrew Mackenzie of Aird, Point contacted the RSPB to ask about an unusual bird that was coming to his feeders in the garden. His photo of a Rose-coloured Starling is attached. Present since the 18th and Tony after speaking with Andrew made the following observations: 'the feeders are in the back garden, which cannot be seen from the road (RSPB has asked me to ensure that they should not be responsible for the householder being bothered in any way).'

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