National Rarity 16th May 2018

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th May 2018. Updated throughout the day

Loch Bhrushda, Berneray
A ***Lesser Yellowlegs*** was seen on the loch this evening. A Curlew Sandpiper and 6 Black-tailed Godwits were nearby on Loch Beag Bhuirgh. (Chris Townend).

Iochar, South Uist
The drake *Ring-neck Duck* was by the road again on Loch an Os this afternoon

Lower Barvas, Isle of Lewis
A Turtle Dove was seen there today

Paiblesgarry, North Uist
2 Dotterel seen on the machair there this evening

Ruhb' Arnal, North Uist
A juvenile Glaucous Gull and a juvenile Iceland Gull seen there early afternoon

Stinky Bay, Benbecula
An Iceland Gull was seen there this morning.

Loch Fada, Benbecula
A male Ruff there today

Ardivachar, South Uist
A Pomarine Skua and Black-throated Diver flew north the point this morning.

Druidibeg Plantation, South Uist
A Redwing, Chiffchaff and Whitethroat were there today

South Glendale, South Uist
6 Common Redpolls were seen in a garden there

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:25 - 09:50
Weather: Wind NW F2-3, bright and sunny. Temp 7C - 10.4C

A 3+ hour seawatch this morning produced 4 Red-breasted mergansers (S), 4 Red-throated Divers (2S 2N), 11 Fulmars (3S 8N), 9 Manx Shearwaters (N), 95 Gannets (21S 74N), 6 Shag (3S 3N), 3 Cormorants (1S 2N), 110 Kittiwakes (62S 48N), 3 Arctic Skuas (N), 5 Guillemots (N), 17 Razorbills (N) and 84 auk sp (26S 58N).
Also present in the area were Canada Goose 2, Greylag Goose 2, Eider 12, Great Northern Diver 1, Common Buzzard 1, Knot 2, Lesser Black-backed Gull 3, Arctic Tern 20, Merlin 1, Hooded Crow 1, Raven 2, Wheatear 2, Pied Wagtail 1 and Meadow Pipit 4


Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
A ♂ Garganey was on Loch nam Feithean, North Uist this morning while at Aird an Runair a single Pomarine Skua flew N at 05.30 followed by two at 09.50. Also Glyn Evans photographed a passing Sandwich Tern. There was no sign of the Semipalmated Sandpiper and also the three Dotterel on the Paiblesgarry machair appear to have departed.