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Uist holiday - bird sightings

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Uist holiday - bird sightings

Post by YvonneB » 11 Aug 2016, 09:43

Very many thanks to Susan and Hugh who visited recently and sent along their holiday list.

Susan says "Huge thanks for all the information and birding sites that you happily shared with us. Even the weather was (relatively) kind and our fondness for the Outer Isles has been rekindled. Next time it will be self-catering and for longer and I really hope its soon."

(In addition to the species recorded below Susan and Hugh also recorded Hen Harrier, Red-necked Phalarope and White-tailed Eagle)

30/6 Ferry Uig - Lochmaddy 13.35-15.45
Greylag goose
Arctic tern
Manx shearwater
Razorbill
Puffin
Gannet
Guillemot
Shag
Fulmar
Kittiwake
Raven
Blackbird
House sparrow
Starling
Mallard
Grey heron
Cormorant
Hooded crow
Eider
Common gull
Herring gull
Great black back gull
Black guillemot

Loch Mor 30/6 17.05-1745
Gadwall
Golden plover
Skylark
Snipe
Pied wagtail
Great black backed gull
Redshank
Starling
Lapwing
Oystercatcher
Common gull
Swallow
Black headed gull
Mute swan
Common tern

Committee road 1/7 16.15-16.35
Meadow pipit
Common gull
Great black backed gull
Curlew
Kestrel

Callernish 1/7 14.30-16.00
Rock dove
Indian peafowl
Cormorant
Redshank
Whimbrel
Cuckoo
Wheatear
Pied wagtail
Bar tailed godwit
Eider
Common gull
Curlew
Swallow
Linnet
Sand Martin
Great black back gull
Arctic tern
Raven
Little tern

Loch Scolpaig 13.35-14.00
Greylag goose
Tufted duck
Meadow pipit
Linnet
Common gull
Oystercatcher
Skylark
Whooper swan
Lapwing
Snipe

Balranald 10.10-13.00
Rock dove
Pied wagtail
Little grebe
Sand Martin
Rock pipit
Swallow
Twite
Herring gull
mallard
Eider
Corn bunting
Shoveler
Dunlin
Arctic tern
Redshank
Ringed plover
Manx shearwater
Gannet
Wheatear
House sparrow
Black headed gull
Lapwing
Meadow pipit
Common gull
Lesser black backed gull
Buzzard
Skylark
Corncrake
Oystercatcher
Whooper swan
Wigeon

Loch Paible 16.50-17.20
Sand Martin
Meadow pipit
Redshank
Little tern
Black headed gull
Common gull
Ringed plover
Starling
Skylark
Oystercatcher
Shelduck

2/7
Loch Aineort 09.45-11.50

Great black backed gull
Buzzard
Grey heron
Rock dove
Robin
Goldcrest
Willow warbler
Wren
Blackbird
Herring gull
Cormorant
Oystercatcher
Common gull
Red throated diver
Raven
Hooded crow
Chaffinch

Loch Mor 14.00-14.25
Pied wagtail
Great black backed gull
Herring gull
Skylark
Arctic tern
Lapwing
Redshank
Mute swan
Snipe
Common gull
House sparrow
Swallow
Oystercatcher
Starling
Black headed gull
Ruff

Rubha aird 16.00-1800
Rock dove
Cormorant
Ringed plover
Pied wagtail
Starling
Lapwing
Snipe
Meadow pipit
Manx shearwater
Gannet
Mallard
Mute swan
Tufted duck
Whimbrel
Eider
Great black backed gull
Common gull
Herring gull
Black headed gull
Raven
Arctic tern
Oystercatcher
Bar tailed godwit
Shelduck
Sand Martin

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