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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th June 2019. Updated throughout the day

Garrabost, Isle of Lewis
A Quail was flushed from a croft there today.

Seilebost, Isle of Harris
3 Whooper Swans were there this morning

Sollas, North Uist
A male Siskin was seen there today.

Coot Loch, Benbecula
7 Black-tailed Godwits were seen around the loch

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:05 - 09:55
Weather: Wind SW veering W then WNW F4. Initially 8/8 cloud and showers, sunny spells later. Temp 11C.

A near 4 hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Red-throated Diver (N), 3 Great Northern Divers (S), 7 Fulmars (2S 5N), 39 Manx Shearwaters (35S 4N), 173 Gannets (125S 48N), 1 Shag (S), 3 Cormorants (N), 1 White-tailed Eagle [adult] (N), 25 Kittiwakes (23S 2N), 2 Great Skuas (S), 2 Arctic Skuas (S), 58 Guillemots (S), 67 Razorbills (S), 2 Black Guillemots (S), 1 Puffin (S) and 66 auk sp (53S 13N).
also present in the area were Tufted Duck 8, Great Northern Diver 1, Cormorant 11, Common Buzzard 1, Arctic Tern 16, Sand Martin 14, Wheatear 1 and Pied Wagtail 5


Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
An unusual sight at any time of year was 142 Bar-tailed Godwits roosting on the west bank of Loch Bee. A Whimbrel was also on the machair.

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Shelduck and Little Grebe with chicks
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