National Rarity 1st October 2018

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 1st October 2018

Askernish South Uist
The *** Lesser Yellowlegs*** was again seen in fileds near the clubhouse

Bragar, Isle of Lewis
3 Greenland Redpolls were seen there this morning

The Isle of Barra
2 Barred Warblers, 2 Wood Warblers, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Dunnock , 9 Chiffchaff , 4 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, and 2 Common Redpoll were seen on the island today

Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris
2 Drake Surf Scoters were seen early this morning

Northton, Isle of Harris
A juvenile Curlew Sandpiper was there amongst Golden Plover

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:20 - 10:30
Weather: Wind variable S - WNW - WSW F2-3. 8/8 cloud, dull. Temp 7 -9 C.

A 3+ hour seawatch this morning produced 3 Common Scoter (S), 2 Red-breasted Mergansers (1S 1N), 6 Red-throated Divers (4S 2N), 4 Great Northern Divers (1S 3N), 10 Gannets (6S 4N), 7 Shag (N), 3 Kittiwakes (S), 1 Razorbill (S), 1 Black Guillemot (S) and 2 auk sp (S)
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 52, Teal 11, Red-throated Diver 2, Cormorant 21, White-tailed Eagle 1, Common Buzzard 1, Curlew 22, Bar-tailed Godwit 8, Turnstone 55, Purple Sandpiper 1, Snipe 38, Great Black-backed Gull 34, Rock Dove 44, Hooded Crow 2, Raven 9, Skylark 2, Pied Wagtail 1, Meadow Pipit 15, Rock Pipit 6 and Twite 18
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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
News From Tony Marr at Ness

Butt of Lewis (am)
Lapland Bunting – two along cliffs to west of lighthouse
Snow Bunting – four by the roadside pool near the lighthouse

Loch Stiapabhat LNR
Whooper Swan – four when I passed on my way to the Butt (11.00) and 18 when I returned (14.00): all were adults


Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
A Pied Flycatcher was seen by David Henshilwood at two places on the E side of Loch Sandary, North Uist this morning.


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
A decent arrival of migrants on Barra today including influxes of Redpolls (mainly Lessers but several Commons also seen), Golden Plovers and Snipe. After a complete absence of Greenfinches here since early summer when they were wiped out by disease, several presumed migrants were noteworthy today. At least 4 Lesser Whitethroats were seen around the island this morning, 3 of which are likely to be new birds, along with a Wood Warbler, a Common Whitethroat, several Chiffchaffs and Willow Warblers and a lone Redwing.

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