20th April 2020

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th April. Updated throughout the day

Baleshare, North Uist
Three Black-tailed Godwits were there today

Ben Risary plantation, North Uist
A Cuckoo was there today

Carinish, North Uist
3 Whimbrel, 2 Little Terns, 4 Arctic Terns, 1 Whooper Swan and 2 Greenland Wheatear were around the township and on North Ford.

Carnan, South Uist
Two Arctic Terns and an Arctic Skua were seen on South Ford from there

Clachan, South Uist
Circa 30 Black-tailed Godwits were feeding at the north end of Loch Bee, one of which was colour ringed. We await a response from the project for details of the birds history

Castlebay, Barra
Three Cuckoos were in and around the town this morning

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Colour ringed Black-tailed Godwit (C) and courtesy of Martyn Jamieson
Likes: John Hansford


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
News from Andrew:

20 Apr – Ardvule/Bornish machair:
1 flyover lapland bunting, 8 PB brents, 10 sand martins, 2 swallows, 8 whimbrel, 12 blackwits, 8 white wagtails, 1 common sand, several wheatears, 2 Arctic terns and 1 Arctic Skua N

19 Apr – 2 common sands Bornish, Lesser Redpoll displaying in the garden, Peacock and Red Admiral in the garden.


OH Bird Recorder
Feb 5, 2017
Ardroil update. First Cuckoo Sunday (19th), early as usually on or around 28th April. Within 24 hours Wheatears, (a fortnight behind Uists?), first drumming Snipe, Pied Wagtails and a solitary Whinchat. Nothing unusual but all arriving at once!
Thanks for the reports @Simon Scott good to see Whinchat arriving too, I think that is also quite early, though I don’t get too many reports of them.