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Bruce
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mistle thrushes

Post by Bruce » 13 Mar 2016, 17:47

I was surprised to find 3 mistle thrushes near Cuithir, Barra today. I've seen single birds here in the autumn a few times, usually coinciding with big arrivals of winter thrushes, but todays trio weren't connected with the small number of redwings currently present. There has also been a small influx of goldcrests with at least 11 scattered around the island today, compared with just 2 wintering birds a few days ago. A few small flocks of barnacle geese and whooper swans have been heading north west during the day.

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Re: mistle thrushes

Post by BrianR » 15 Mar 2016, 22:11

Apart from two-three pairs thought breeding in Stornoway Woods (only up to early 1990s) and a pair there in 1996 I think all records since have involved only single birds.

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Re: mistle thrushes

Post by BrianR » 17 Mar 2016, 20:08

Peggy Hill showed me a photo today of a Mistle Thrush that she took in her garden at Claddach-vallay on the 11th. It would be interesting to know where these spring and autumn migrants in the Outer Hebrides originate.

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