11th January 2019

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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th January 2019. Updated throughout the year

Grenitote, North Uist
A Pink-footed Goose and 2 hybrid Cackling x Barnacle Geese were on the machair today
 

Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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News from Tristan, Isle of Lewis

A Chiffchaff (non-tristis) was in Bragar village today. Although not infrequent in the southern isles, this species seems to be rare in Lewis and Harris in winter. I've never seen one before, and I could find only one Dec-Feb record in local bird reports for 1997-2013.

Other birds that are scarce up here in winter include Skylark (1 at Loch Ordais today) and Twite (10 on the shore nearby). Also, a drake Gadwall was on Loch Ordais, with the Mute Swan still present.
 

MisterT

Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
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A very quiet day here at Askernish but 3 Fieldfare, 14 Redwing and 2 Lesser Redpoll around the township brightened the day

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Great Northern Diver