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Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Slavonian Grebe, RSPB Loch Ruthven, Highland
Wheatear, female, Sligachan, Isle of Skye
 Shag, Loch nam Madadh - Uig crossing
Arctic Terns, Loch nam Madadh - Uig crossing

Guillemot, Loch nam Madadh (Lochmaddy) - Uig crossing
Fulmar, Loch nam Madadh - Uig crossing
Manx Shearwaters, Loch nam Madadh (Lochmaddy)-Uig crossing
Gannet, adult, Loch nam Madadh - Uig crossing
Great Northern Diver, Stinky Bay, Baile nan Cailleach, Beinn na Faoghla (Benbecula)
Drake Eider, Cill Amhlaidh, Uibhist a Deas (South Uist)
Oystercatchers, Baile Gharbhaidh, Uibhist a Deas

Pale morph Pomarine Skuas, Aird a Mhachair, Uibhist a Deas (Ardivachar, South Uist)
Raven, Aird a Mhachair, Uibhist a Deas
Drake Wigeon, just sat there watching the Corncrake in the pond, Clachan, Uibhist a Deas


Should've gone to specsavers! Corncrake in the water!? It dropped in there to avoid the Peregrine and, as you can see, was unharmed and flew to cover. Clachan, Uibhist a Deas.
Peregrine, male, none too chuffed at missing the Corncrake! Clachan, Uibhist a Deas

 Female Red-necked Phalarope, Griminis, Beinn na Faoghla

Pure Rock Doves, Lionacleit, Beinn na Faoghla
Greylag Goose (not feral) Beinn na Faoghla
Light morph Arctic Skua, Greinetobht, Uibhist a Tuath (North Uist)
Meadow Pipit, Committee Road, Uibhist a Tuath
Short-eared Owl, Griminis, Uibhist a Tuath
Short-eared Owl, Claddach Knockline, Uibhist a Tuath
Some of the 60+ Pilot Whales that were in trouble in Loch Càrnan, Uibhist a Deas. Last seen heading out to sea.


Lapwing chick, Lionacleit, Beinn na Faoghla

Dunlin, Teanna Mhachair, Baile Sear

Curlew, Teanna Mhachair, Baile Sear

Ringed Plover & Dunlin, Stinky Bay, Beinn na Faoghla

Common Tern, Stinky Bay, Beinn na Faoghla

Razorbills, Uig - Loch nam Madadh crossing
Kittiwakes, adult & 1st CY, Uig - Loch nam Madadh crossing
Atlantic Grey Seal, Uig Harbour, Isle of Skye

Black Guillemot, Uig Harbour, Isle of Skye
Black Grouse, male, Ardochy Forest, Glen Garry




Saturday, 14 May 2011

Stone Curlew, Weeting Heath NWT, Norfolk, 14/5/11
Eurasian Cuckoo, Lakenheath RSPB, Suffolk, 14/5/11
Lesser Yellowlegs, Cley NWT, Norfolk, 13/5/11

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

No rings or jesses, this rather imposing Owl looked quite comfy on a roof in Austin Street, Hunstanton, Norfolk. However, the paleness of the bird, the short eartufts and the black facial disc border show it to be possibly Pharoah Eagle Owl or even one of the more eastern races.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Another "Lifer" bites the dust. The immaculate male Collared Flycatcher, Holme, Norfolk, 8/5/11
Confiding Temminck's Stints, Titchwell. Norfolk, 8/5/11

Common Sandpiper, Titchwell, Norfolk, 8/5/11