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by AndrewS
29 Oct 2016, 18:42
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: White-throated Sparrow on North Uist
Replies: 3
Views: 951

Re: White-throated Sparrow on North Uist

The sparrow was still present today. I heard it calling and saw it briefly on the ground around the base of a hazel bush mid morning before it went back into cover. I waited over an hour for further views without success.

cheers, Andrew
by AndrewS
02 Oct 2016, 21:54
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Eastern kingbird Barra
Replies: 3
Views: 1052

Re: Eastern kingbird Barra

Indeed Brian. It was a quick post earlier today but Miranda's opening words when she phoned at breakfast time were I've got a kingbird in the garden. Only during the conversation did it become clear she knew nothing about the Barra sighting. She's pretty certain it wasn't in the garden yesterday and...
by AndrewS
02 Oct 2016, 11:47
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Eastern kingbird Barra
Replies: 3
Views: 1052

Re: Eastern kingbird Barra

Refound at Bornish this morning - though in a neighbours garden not mine!

cheers, Andrew
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by AndrewS
01 Oct 2016, 20:01
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Lapland Buntings
Replies: 3
Views: 922

Re: Lapland Buntings

Around 100 Lapland bunting on the machair at Eochar/Ardivachar today.

Also a buff-breasted sandpiper on the Range and a crane on the west side of Loch Bee.

cheers, Andrew
by AndrewS
23 Sep 2016, 08:43
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Swainson's Thrush
Replies: 1
Views: 801

Re: Swainson's Thrush

Still present this morning.

cheers, Andrew
by AndrewS
22 Sep 2016, 21:07
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Swainson's Thrush
Replies: 1
Views: 801

Swainson's Thrush

A bit of a surprise today when a Swainson's Thrush appeared in the garden. The 3rd Outer Hebrides record (previous records on South Uist in 1996 and Barra 2012) and still less than 10 I think in Scotland. Remarkably another was found in a garden on Tiree today too. cheers, Andrew Swainson's Thrush_1...
by AndrewS
24 Jun 2016, 17:33
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Breeding Long-eared Owls on North Uist
Replies: 3
Views: 689

Re: Breeding Long-eared Owls on North Uist

In a survey of several NU sites in early March there was a pair calling in Langass Woods and a calling male at Langass Lodge. There were also birds present at 2 other sites one with 1 pair and 2 pairs at the other. Clachan Farm is a new site for LEOs in the Uists as far as I'm aware.

cheers, Andrew
by AndrewS
16 Jun 2016, 21:35
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Two Great White Egrets?
Replies: 1
Views: 502

Re: Two Great White Egrets?

One was still at Loch Hallan mid morning today.
cheers, Andrew
by AndrewS
05 Jun 2016, 22:25
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Crane on Benbecula
Replies: 1
Views: 653

Crane on Benbecula

The crane seems to have settled down in its wanderings and is spending a lot of its time at Borve machair at the SW end of Benbecula.

Also 2 knot at Stinky bay and a few painted ladies around.

cheers, Andrew
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by AndrewS
28 Apr 2016, 22:54
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Black Kite and Gyrfalcon on Lewis
Replies: 1
Views: 372

Re: Black Kite and Gyrfalcon on Lewis

There was a wryneck in my garden today at Bornish. They are scarce visitor mostly in the autumn with only 4-5 spring records and it may be the earliest ever - one was on St Kilda on 30 April 1984. Quite what it made of the snow I don't know.

cheers, Andrew