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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Ardmhor, Barra
the Red-necked Grebe was still to be seen off the ferry terminal this morning.

Ness, Isle of Lewis
37 Snow Buntings were present in Ness this morning

Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis
A juvenile Glaucous Gull and 2nd winter Iceland Gull were seen there this morning. A huge congregation of Guillemots were also reported off-shore.

Boreray, North Uist
A juvenile Glaucous Gull was seen there today along with 400+ Teal on Loch Mor.

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Photo courtesy of Sam Hawkins. Glaucous Gull courtesy of Ian Ricketts


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
On Barra, the 2nd winter kumlien's gull was off Brevig again this afternoon along with an adult and 2nd winter Iceland gull. 2nd winter glaucous gulls were at Tangasdale and Ardveenish. 8 brent geese were on Traigh Mhor. Ian reported there were at least 3 Iceland gulls at Ardveenish this afternoon. Redwings were again obvious around the island including c40 at Castlebay. Turnstones also seem to have increased in numbers in the past day or two.

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Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
Some sightings at Aird an Runair, North Uist on a pleasant mild day (not set to last apparently): a White-tailed Eagle flew out towards the Monach Islands, a Glaucous Gull was offshore with other gulls/Kittiwakes and auks (ca.50 in all with those closest in on the sea being Razorbills), an Iceland Gull came from the N and drifted S, a Great Skua came over as I was leaving the headland and went away to SW, and there was a flock of 45 Snow Buntings. The skua was early - earliest in the previous ten years was March 1st 2007 but two weeks or more later for the other years.
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while at Loch nam Feithean there were nine Pintail.
Feb 13, 2017
South Uist today. A Glaucus gull and a large 60+ flock of Goldfinch on Orasay machair with Skylarks, Greenfinch, Twite and a Linnet , plus a couple of Snow Buntings on Askernish machair.

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