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Little Egret and other Ness news

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Little Egret and other Ness news

Post by BrianR » 09 Sep 2016, 17:20

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From Tony for yesterday: ' Andy & Pete Carroll and I counted 82 Sooty Shearwaters passing E-W at the Butt of Lewis in half an hour (08.30-09.00 hours). Passage ceased abruptly afterwards when the rain cleared and the visibility improved. A Swift flew past the lighthouse. On Loch Stiapavat Andy & Pete saw the Lesser Yellowlegs again just before 10.00 hours but there was no sign of it in the afternoon when a juvenile Little Stint was new in. Also a Little Egret arrived just before 14.00 hours and was still present in the late afternoon. This is only the third I have seen in Ness in my eight years here. '

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Re: Little Egret and other Ness news

Post by BrianR » 11 Sep 2016, 20:13

News from Tony: 'on the 9th a flock of 12 Lapland Buntings burst out of the long grass close to the cliff edge near the Butt of Lewis lighthouse at 09.00 hours and flew about 500 yards before dropping out of sight. The Little Egret and the Little Stint were still present at Loch Stiapavat and also 35 Black-tailed Godwits. The Little Egret remained all day on the 10th but there was no sign of it today. Also yesterday there were six Lapland Buntings in the morning half a mile SW of the lighthouse.'

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