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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th June 2019. Updated throughout the day

Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis
2 second summer *Mediterranean Gulls* were seen there this afternoon

Loch Sandary, North Uist
A Glaucous Gull was there today

Aird an Runair, North Uist
The Curlew Sandpiper was still there today

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:00 - 09:45
Weather: Wind SW veering WSW F5 gust F6. 8/8 cloud occasional showers. temp 11C.
A near 4 hour seawatch this morning produced 25 Storm Petrels (S), 32 Fulmars (28S 4N), 484 Manx Shearwaters (479S 5N), 151 Gannets (134S 17N), 2 Cormorants (N), 5 Kittiwakes (4S 1N), 1 Great Skua (N), 23 Guillemots (S), 57 Razorbills (S), 1 Black-Guillemot (S), 57 Puffins (S) and 200 auk sp (196S 4N).
Also present in the area were Tufted Duck 9, Cormorant 4, Ringed Plover 8, Turnstone 4, Sanderling 24, Dunlin 15, Arctic Tern 12, Sand Martin 5, Wheatear 1 and Pied Wagtail 6


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
The 2cy Iceland Gull was still at Craigston, Barra today and a Swift flew east at Cleat this morning. A juvenile Willow Warbler working its way along a fence at the south end of Vatersay where the species doesn't breed, looked rather like an autumn migrant!
Likes: YvonneB