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September 13th

News about wildlife-related events in the Outer Hebrides.
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September 13th

Post by BrianR » 13 Sep 2013, 21:12

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Pied Flycatcher - Tony Marr
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Bathing Corn Bunting
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Pectoral Sandpiper - Tony Marr
Ness news from Tony: 'Roger Ruston and I found a very confiding juv Pectoral Sandpiper this morning by the pool just SW of the lighthouse. A short while later it flew off but only as far as a boggy area near the cliff edge where it was still there when we left. Later there was a Ruff on the Europie machair with some 300 Golden Plovers'. And some later news: 'There was a loud bang on a window this evening, and a female/juv Pied Flycatcher was lying, dazed, on the path below it. Put in a box, and an hour later released apparently unharmed. Unusual species up here with an average of only one per annum'.

At Balranald NR there were 48 Black-tailed Godwits in a stubble field opposite the centre and a Lapland Bunting was at Aird an Runair. An adult White-tailed Eagle flew W at Callernish and there were 2 Willow Warblers in the garden. At Loch Sandary there were 3 Ruff (probably the same that were in a field to the S of Loch Paible on 10th).
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Black-tailed Godwits

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