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Some Ness and North Uist news

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Some Ness and North Uist news

Post by BrianR » 07 Oct 2015, 21:24

Snow Bunting at Aird an Runair
After SE wind and rain Tony reported a lot of birds on the move yesterday at Ness. Tony spent the day with a Heatherlea tour group led by Toby Green and Rob Jordan.

At the Butt of Lewis in the morning sightings included a Sparrowhawk, a ♀ Blackcap (in the lighthouse compound), in and along the cliff gullies were three Song Thrushes and Redwings (also a flock of 25 headed south), and single Robin, Blackbird and Ring Ouzel (♂ in the gully by the gate some 400m west of the lighthouse). A Lapland Bunting was half a mile south-west of the lighthouse while closer to it a flock of 250 Snow Buntings came in from the sea just before noon and came down to feed near the pool.

At Europie in the mid-afternoon a Yellow-browed Warbler was discovered in a garden near the old teahouse, a flock of 20 Redwings flew over as also did another Ring Ouzel.

And at Port of Ness in the late afternoon there was a ♀ Blackcap, another 20 Redwings and three Goldfinches.

At Aird an Runair in the last couple of days there has been a lone juvenile Brent Goose, a small number of Great Northern Divers heading south, at least one Sparrowhawk, a passage of Skylarks, a few Snow Buntings (no sign yet of any of Tony's large numbers), and a Lapland Bunting. A few Redwings were around elsewhere today.

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