11th August 2017

Discussion in '2017 Bird Sightings' started by Hawkeye, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye Eyes and Ears Everywhere

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    Stinky Bay, Benbecula
    An Iceland Gull seen late morning

    Torlum, Benbecula
    Circa 40 Black-tailed Godwits and a Whimbrel in fields there. Another 95 Black-tailed Godwits in cut fields nearby at the Dungachy turning

    Borve, Benbecula
    94 Golden Plover and 14 Black-tailed Godwits on the newly mowed fields

    Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
    A 5 hour seawatch early this morning produced 1 Great Northern Diver (S), 4 Storm Petrels (S), 22 Fulmars (21S 1N), 522 Gannets (513S 9N), 526 Manx Shearwaters (515S 11N), 5 Whimbrel (S), 2 Dunlin (S), 19 Kittiwakes (18S 1N), 2 Arctic Terns (S), 4 Black Guillemots (S) and an auk sp (S). Also present in the area were 12 Ringed Plover, 9 Dunlin, 450 Common Gulls, 21 Great Black-backed Gulls, 200 herring Gulls 1 Wheatear and a Shoveller. (Previous post here was from 10th August)

    Ormiclate, South Uist
    217 Golden Plover on the machair late morning

    Whimbrel courtesy of Mark Eaton

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