13th June 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, 13th June 2019. Updated throughout the day

Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis
A Tree Sparrow was there today

Isle of Eriskay
Late news: A Waxwing was reported as being present yesterday on a beach near the Am Politician

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:35 - 09:30
Weather: Wind NNE F5 gusting F6. Mostly 8/8 cloud, dull. Temp 8-9C.

A 3 hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Red-breasted Merganser (N), 3 Red-throated Divers (N), 2 Storm Petrels (N), 13 Fulmars (N), 68 Gannets (6S 62N), 2 Kittiwakes (N), 3 Great Skuas (N), 1 Arctic Skua (S), 14 Razorbills (N) and 59 auk sp (1S 58N).
Also present in the area were Tufted Duck 8, Eider 19, Red-breasted Merganser 3, Great Northern Diver 1, Cormorant 8, Sanderling 22, Dunlin 15, Little Stint 1, Arctic Tern 10, Sand Martin 3, Swallow 1, Wheatear 3 and Pied Wagtail 2

DSCN3578 Watersnip met pul.jpg
Snipe with chick (C) and courtesy of Heleen Medema
 

Bruce

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Feb 25, 2017
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There was a Hawfinch at Glen, Barra today. It could yesterdays bird from Northbay relocating, though it's perhaps more likely to be a new one. I saw it in flight 3 times, but now that the sycamores have a full canopy, seeing it perched proved impossible! Also at least 3 Spotted Flycatchers still around the island.