National Rarity 18th March 2018

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

Balranald, North Uist
The ***Cackling Goose*** and Canada Goose were again seen there

Rubh' Arnal, Nort Uist
A 3rd winter Iceland Gull and an adult Glaucous Gull were there today

Carinish, North Uist
A Fieldfare was seen there this morning.

The Range, South Uist
The male Black Redstart was seen there again today

South Glendale, South Uist
A Great Tit was in a garden there

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:25 - 08:40
Weather: Wind S F2-3, 8/8 cloud, dull with drizzle. Temp 5.7C

A 1+ hour seawatch this morning produced 2 Greylag Geese (S), 2 Eider (N), 5 Long-tailed duck (N), 17 Shag (N), 2 Cormorants (N), 1 Kittiwake (N) and 1 lesser Black-backed Gull (N).
Also present in the area were Wigeon 3, Tufted Duck 7, Red-breasted Merganser 2, Red-throated Diver 1 and Great Northern Diver 3


Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
Some real visible changes here in Askernish after being away for a few weeks. Lapwing and Ringed Plover on territory, 9 Skylarks singing on the patch and a mixed flock of c70 Twite and c40 Goldfinch on the machair. Whooper Swans on the move with two groups of 17 and 25 heading north this afternoon with another 9 remaining on Loch Hallan. Several Redwing and a Fieldfare were in the township

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Long-tailed Duck