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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 15th May 2018

Aird an Runair, North Uist
The ***Semipalmated Sandpiper*** was still present this afternoon on its favoured pool at top of the beach. A Long-tailed Skua north at 15:12, 11 Pomarine Skuas and a 2CY Glaucous Gull were also seen. 3 Long-tailed Skuas and 10 Pomarine Skuas were reported later at 14:00

Paiblesgarry, North Uist
The 3 Dotterel are still to be found on the machair there

Garynahine, Isle of Lewis
A *Nightingale* was heard singing there last night

Barvas, isle of Lewis
7 Common Redpolls have been coming to feeders

Linsiader, Isle of Lewis
2 Redpolls have been present for three weeks and have recently been joined by a male Brambling. 3 Siskins have also been seen in the area. A Brambling is also visiting feeders at Callanish

Stinky Bay, Benbecula
An Iceland was there this afternoon

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 12:40 - 18:00
Weather: Wind W F4 veering WNW f5-6. Cloudy at first, sunny later.

A 5+ hour seawatch this afternoon produced 3 Red-throated Divers (S), 1 Great Northern Diver (S), 20 Fulmars (17S 3N), 111 Manx Shearwaters (S), 315 Gannets (283 S 32N), 8 Shag (4S 4N), 2 Cormorants (N), 231 Kittiwakes (216 S 15N), 2 Arctic Skuas (N), 5 Guillemots (S), 8 Razorbills (S), 1 Black Guillemots (N) and 8 auk sp (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 4, Eider 16, Red-throated Diver 2, Great Northern Diver 3, Common Buzzard 1, Lesser Black-backed Gull 1, Arctic Tern 18, Peregrine 1 and Wheatear 2

South Glendale, South Uist
5 Common Redpolls seen in a garden there
 

Bruce

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Feb 25, 2017
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The lesser yellowlegs was still at Caolas, Vatersay this morning, though more elusive than previously.
 

BrianR

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Nothing to add to total of Pomarine Skuas at Aird an Runair today but the total of Long-tailed Skuas (up to 17.45 hours) was 17. These included two seen by Barry Barnacal around 16.00 hours that passed N inland between the headland and RSPB visitor centre and a flock of seven likewise at 16.40 hours (seen by Glyn Evans who had just arrived).

From Geoff Wyatt - five extra Long-tailed (two at 19.50 and 19.55 with a single at 20.25). Also seven more Pomarines (days total 29 and a small number of probables). Also today Geoff witnessed Arctic Skuas hunting in pairs and catching two Dunlin. This behaviour has only been occurring here relatively recently and there is a short note by Mark Darlaston and Adele Rennells in the 2005/2006 Outer Hebrides Bird Report.
 
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Bruce

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A late surprise this evening at Brevig, Barra when I glanced out of my window and noticed 5 tree sparrows in my front garden.

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Hawkeye

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Feb 7, 2017
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News from Tristan

Pair Wigeon, 5 Black-tailed Godwits and 4 Sand Martins at Steinish this evening. About 400 Ringed Plovers and 400 Dunlin on the saltmarsh at high tide