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Bruce Taylor
I live on the Isle of Barra and I'm a birder... 'Nuff said!
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Bruce Taylor Dec 3
Replying to @dunnock67 @BudleBirder
Indeed. I've been in denial for some time, but there's no getting away from the fact that autumn is over! Only 3 months until spring migration kicks off...
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Bruce Taylor Dec 3
Replying to @neilhancock14
Thanks Neil.
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Bruce Taylor Dec 3
Replying to @wrenbirder
Yes there's a northerly gale coming tomorrow so suspect todays bird will soon have company!
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Bruce Taylor Dec 3
Snow flurries and an Iceland Gull on West Beach, Vatersay this afternoon. I'm willing to concede that it's winter now!
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Bruce Taylor Dec 1
28 Snow Buntings on the strandline and among the remains of last summer's Sea Rocket at Eoligarry today: a marked increase since last week. With a run of northerlies coming, there's likely to be a few more on Barra shortly.
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Bruce Taylor Nov 30
Outstanding John! Warmest congratulations on another great find.
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Bruce Taylor Nov 28
Go on a frosty morning Cliff. And don't forget Evercreech: that's where the Dusky Warbler will be!
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Bruce Taylor Nov 28
Replying to @dunnock67
It was a great day, just like the May . Would be great if this became an annual thing, though obviously without the lockdown.
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Bruce Taylor Nov 28
Replying to @dissbirder @dunnock67
🤣🤣🤣🤣
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Bruce Taylor Nov 28
It's a life choice: effluents over affluence.
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Bruce Taylor Nov 28
One of our first dates many years ago now was a trip to a sewage works. We like to keep the magic alive! 🤣
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Bruce Taylor Nov 28
I had 42 species from my Barra garden in . Chiffchaff was a surprise but missed Oystercatcher among others. Thanks to for organising the event and to Kathy for sloshing about by neighbour's septic tank trying to get me a Jack Snipe! Maybe next time...
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Bruce Taylor Nov 28
Replying to @PAABaxter @dunnock67
Outstanding Sir. 👍
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Bruce Taylor Nov 28
Replying to @timthefruit
Too big to drag back to my garden to pull in Glaucs for the ! 12.9m.
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Bruce Taylor Nov 28
Replying to @timthefruit
The whale? Sperm Whale.
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Bruce Taylor Nov 28
37 species from my Barra garden by 12.30; distant Golden Eagle the best so far. Lost a vital hour as I had to go and take measurements of a dead whale!
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Bruce Taylor Nov 27
Grey Wagtail bringing a splash of colour to a Castlebay ditch today. We get the odd bird in spring and summer, but most Barra records occur in autumn with a marked peak in October. Today's was the latest one I've seen here.
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Bruce Taylor Nov 26
Replying to @BrennanMartine
They look like Poplar.
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Bruce Taylor Nov 26
There's a reasonable chance they could make it. We don't get much frost or snow here, though limited daylight in Dec and frequent storms would make it hard. There are trees/bushes where they are and some nice reed-filled ditches for forage in.
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Bruce Taylor Nov 25
Replying to @neilhancock14
Will do. Only had 1 previous mid-winter Sibe Chiff here, but maybe this is a sign of the times and the shape of things to come? Having said that, they'll probably be gone tomorrow!
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