Local Rarity 14th April 2018

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 14th April 2018. Sightings updated throughout the day.

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Seawatch this morning 06:50 to 09:35 Weather: Wind S f4, 8/8 cloud, dull and murky. Temp 7.7 - 9.2C
Pink-footed Goose 2N, Greylag Goose 17N, Barnacle Goose 220N, Long-tailed Duck 2S, Red-throated Diver 1S 1N, Fulmar 2S 2N, Manx Shearwater 4S, Gannet 24S 41N, Shag 1S 35N, Cormorant 4N, Kittiwake 1S 2N, Great Skua 1S, Razorbill 3S 4N, Puffin 116N
Also present in the area: Wigeon 27, Tufted Duck 8, Eider 13, Red-throated Diver 2, Great Northern Diver 5, Shag 16, Cormorant 20, Wheatear 1, Pied Wagtail 2, Meadow Pipit 6

South Glendale, South Uist
A Siskin was seen in a garden there


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
A male hawfinch was at Garrygall this morning. A female blackcap was by the football pitch at Castlebay and a male and female were at Creachan. 3 siskins were around Brevig and another was at Glen. An adult Iceland gull was at Castlebay and a dead juv glaucous gull was on the shore there.

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
News from Tony Marr, Ness, Isle of Lewis

Birds are reaching the Butt at last. My footnote on 12th about the dearth of divers has not fallen upon deaf ears – today there have been 10!

*White-billed Diver* – 4 this evening between Port of Ness (3 together) and Skigersta (one with a Great Northern Diver). The Skigersta bird was seen to catch, fight and eat a flatfish. All were in non-breeding plumage.

Iceland Gull – a 2nd-W on the roadside pool at the Butt early this morning
Pink-footed Geese – a party of 29 dropped in at Loch Stiapabhat late this afternoon
Barnacle Geese – only 7 remain at Loch Stiapabhat
White-tailed Eagle – 2 over Loch Stiapabhat late this afternoon were watched from the hide talon-grappling and almost fell into the loch!

Redwing – 12 inside the lighthouse compound at the Butt early this morning.
Brambling – one in Port of Ness gardens
Chiffchaff – one also in Port of Ness gardens