National Rarity 16th October 2018

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

Steinish, Isle of Lewis
A Yellow-browed Warbler was seen there this evening

Miavaig, Isle of Harris
4 Bramblings were there today

Sollas, North Uist
2 Bramblings were there today

Loch Sandary, North Uist
48 Black-tailed Godwits were there today

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:55 - 10:35
Weather: Wind S F7 gust F8, 8/8 cloud, dull and murky with rain. Temp 10C.

A 2+ hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Long-tailed Duck (S), 2 Red-throated Divers (S), 9 Great Northern Divers (S), 190 Gannets (188S 2N), 2 Shag (N), 1 Kittiwake (S), 1 Guillemot (S) and 7 auk sp (S).
Also present in the area were Red-throated Diver 1, Great Northern Diver 1, Cormorant 12, Bar-tailed Godwit 2, Snipe 9 and Peregrine 1
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Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
The small Canada Goose was with the Barnacle Geese on Borve Point again this morning along with a single Pink-foot. Nearby the 22 Whooper Swans were still on Loch Tangasdale. There were at least 2 Yellow-browed Warblers on the island still, perhaps more but the weather put paid to attempts at finding them! There were about ten Bramblings at Northbay and at least two at Castlebay. The Med Gull was still in the usual spot at Eoligarry.

Oct 13, 2018
North Uist today - 4 x Fieldfare and a Wheatear seen from the Locheport Road this afternoon.

Following on from the conversation at the DI Hotel last week, we were also pleased to see a small flock of Sanderling on the beach at stinky Bay late afternoon. 4 Long Tailed Ducks there also.
Likes: Chris Johnson