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Brent Geese on North Uist

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Brent Geese on North Uist

Post by BrianR » 18 Jan 2016, 18:16

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Part of the Brent Goose flock near the Baleshare causeway
There have been unusual numbers (for the time of year) of pale-bellied Brent Geese on North Uist recently. Up to 44 have been in the Baleshare area (a similar number at Bayhead some two weeks previously) and 24 in the Rubh' Arnal area.

Unusal wildfowl on North Uist in January have been a Green-winged Teal on Loch Sandary (reappeared from 2015), also a 1st-winter Scaup here, while a ♂ American Wigeon continues in residence at the loch near the Lochportain turning.

Also worthy of mention is the Little Stint that was still present at Loch Paible during WeBS count yesterday. A flock of at least 70 Bar-tailed Godwits was quite high for this site and a Jack Snipe was flushed.

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Re: Brent Geese on North Uist

Post by BrianR » 25 Feb 2016, 17:35

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Near Rubh' Arnal today there were two adults and a first-winter Brent Goose. They were not there when I first walked along the beach and presumably arrived at the same time as a flock of 95 went past Rubh' Arnal and flew out towards the Monach Islands. There was another good count a week and a half ago near Teanamachar (Baleshare) when 74 were present.

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