Saturday, 4 November 2000

4th November 2000 North Uist, Benbecula and South Uist. Calm and sunny

Little Grebe 1
Shag c.5
Mute Swan c.15
Whooper Swan c.15
Greylag Goose c.25
Wigeon c.25
Mallard c.2
Tufted Duck c.25
White-tailed Eagle 1 adult over ridge whilst watching the Long-tailed Shrike.
Hen Harrier 1
Buzzard c.10
Merlin 1
Spotted Redshank 2
Bonxie 1
Guillemot c.20
Black Guillemot c.5
Wren 1
Redwing c.100
LONG-TAILED SHRIKE 1 ex. first winter - grey crown, black mask and across forehead. White supercilium virtually restricted to over large dark eye. Large black bill, grey at base of lower mandible. Black legs. Buff scapulars with grey mantle. Retained juvenile coverts and tertials with broad pale fringes forming wingbar across greater coverts. Long tail being buff on underside - some wear. Buff flanks. Some scaling on sides of upper breast. UK469.
Hooded Crow c.20
Raven c.10

Long-tailed Shrike on South Uist (Paul Hackett)