10th August 2017

Discussion in '2017 Bird Sightings' started by Hawkeye, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye Eyes and Ears Everywhere

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    Borve, Benbecula
    30 Black-tailed Godwits in the mowed fields early this morning with a further 16 nearby at Aird

    North Ford
    140 bar-tailed Godwits present early morning

    Loch Sandary, North Uist
    The 2CY Glaucous Gull is still to be found in nearby fields in amongst 280 Golden Plovers

    South Glendale, South Uist
    2 Siskins present today

    Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
    An hours seawatch early this morning produced 47 Gannets (36S 11 N), 1 Kittiwake (S), 1 Great Skua (S) and a Black Guillemot (S). Also present in the area was a Whimbrel, a Peregrine and 3 Rock Pipit
     
  2. BrianR

    BrianR Senior Member

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    North Uist: seven Black-tailed Godwits flew S at Carinish just after 08.30 hours.

    There were more waders on the move during a late morning seawatch at Aird an Runair including a total of at least 170 Whimbrel in just over one hour. These passed in five flocks with two of over fifty. There were perhaps as many as 275 Manx Shearwaters in the area (SW but at least 50 back N so possibly some duplication) and a Great Skua came overhead.

    _DSC9432.JPG One of the flocks of Whimbrel (and closest).

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  3. MisterT

    MisterT Always Birding

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    Birds on the move too at Ruhba Ardvule. 196 Manx Shearwaters, 105 Gannets and 47 Whimbrel flew south during a 90 minute visit this afternoon. There were also 214 Golden Plover and 37 Black-tailed Godwits on Omiclate machair

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    Whimbrel, Ruhba Ardvule. Merlin, Howmore River
     

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