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Black-billed Cuckoo on North Uist

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Re: Black-billed Cuckoo on North Uist

Post by BrianR » 30 May 2016, 18:04

It was quite hectic yesterday with another lot of birders arriving. I think everyone managed to get good views in and around the same garden overlooking Loch Sandary. This morning I was told it had been seen here around 08.00 hours and the birders remaining (also a newly arrived tour group) were concentrating their efforts here. As far as I know there were no further reports until around midday when I glimpsed it flying into Ada's garden again. Yvonne reported it on the N side of the garden well over 2 hours later.

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Re: Black-billed Cuckoo on North Uist

Post by BrianR » 31 May 2016, 19:45

Much more elusive now but then there are not as many looking for it. This morning at 07.00 hours it was on the fence where first observed on the 22nd. It was then seen an hour or so later in the garden a few hundred metres away back towards Bayhead. In the evening it was in Ada's garden again and last seen at 21.20 hours on the fence but disturbed by a dog walker near where first observed on the 22nd.

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Re: Black-billed Cuckoo on North Uist

Post by BrianR » 02 Jun 2016, 17:46

This was possibly the last time the cuckoo was seen - there was no sign of it all day yesterday to the disappointment of several carloads of birders that arrived off the ferry. Not only the first spring record but an unprecedented 10 day stay.

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