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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th September 2020. Updated throughout the day

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
A Leach's Petrel, 40 Storm Petrels and 20 Sooty Shearwaters were seen from the Ullapool -Stornoway ferry

Hirta, St Kilda
The ***Snowy Owl*** was again seen in village bay

Ardmore, South Uist
A juvenile *Common Rosefinch* was seen in willows, circa 1km south from the north end of the A865

Eochar, South Uist
Four Curlew Sandpipers and 460 Bar-tailed Godwits were on the mud flats by Hebridean Jewellery

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:55-10:40
Weather: Wind SWf4 increasing to f5. Dull, temp 12-13 C.

A near four hour seawatch this morning produced 4 Red-throated Divers (S), 2 Great Northern Divers (1N 1S), 6 Storm Petrels (S), 1 Fulmar (S), 18 Manx Shearwaters, 185 Gannets (178S 7N), 2 Shag (N), 12 Kittiwakes (S), 3 Guillemots (S) and 11 Razorbills (S).
Also in the area were Greylag Goose 13, Eider 2, Common Buzzard 1, Bar-tailed Godwit 14, Peregrine 1, Hooded Crow 5, Raven 4, White Wagtail 3, Meadow Pipit 4 and Rock Pipit 1. 2 Black-tailed Godwits were nearby on Bornish machair

Snowy Owl, (C) and courtesy of Soay Sheep Project
Likes: John Hansford


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
2 Blue-winged Teals were again at Eoligarry first thing this morning, but spent most of their time lurking in vegetation and were therefore hard to see. The Pectoral Sandpiper was also present, though I would of missed it had it not been flushed by a Hen Harrier. A Lapland Bunting also flew over. Other than that, little sign of any new arrivals on the island today.

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