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Hawkeye

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

Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis
A **White-rumped Sandpiper** was there this morning [see post below]

Clachan a Luib, North Uist
28 Whooper Swans were on Oban a Chlachain

Claddach Baleshare, North Uist
24 Whooper Swans flew south today

Torlum, Benbecula
A female Blackcap and 70 Redwings were in a garden there.

Linniclate, Benbecula
Circa 40 Whooper Swans were seen there this morning

Ardivachar, South Uist
At least SEVEN **White-rumped Sandpipers** were still on the sea weed pools this morning

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White-rumped Sandpiper (C) and courtesy of Tristan ap Rheinallt
 
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Hawkeye

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News from Andrew:-

At least 7 white-rumped sandpipers this morning at high tide, though birds flushed by a merlin.

2 Lapland Buntings with a Skylark flock at West Gerinish with a single blackwit at LA2.

Single waxwing, ring ouzel and 5 fieldfares attached to redwing flocks at North Loch Eynort, also the treecreeper, around 10 brambling and 2+ chiffchaffs there.

4 waxwings in Lochboisdale early evening (on hawthorn opposite the bank) but no sign of the rosy starling.

Lots of redwing in my garden with 3 brambling, also 2 backcaps in the ‘Kingbird garden’ in Bornish.
 
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Jun 17, 2017
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News from Andrew:-

At least 7 white-rumped sandpipers this morning at high tide, though birds flushed by a merlin.

2 Lapland Buntings with a Skylark flock at West Gerinish with a single blackwit at LA2.

Single waxwing, ring ouzel and 5 fieldfares attached to redwing flocks at North Loch Eynort, also the treecreeper, around 10 brambling and 2+ chiffchaffs there.

4 waxwings in Lochboisdale early evening (on hawthorn opposite the bank) but no sign of the rosy starling.

Lots of redwing in my garden with 3 brambling, also 2 backcaps in the ‘Kingbird garden’ in Bornish.

this is without a doubt the year of the white rumped sandpiper
 

Bruce

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Feb 25, 2017
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Quite a clear out of migrants on Barra over night. There were still a handful of Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps around the island but I didn't see any Yellow-brows today for the first time in a while. There were still many hundreds of Redwings around and Fieldfares increased to c85. A flock of c20 Whooper Swans flew south-east over the island early afternoon and a further 15 were on Loch Tangasdale along with the Ring-necked Duck.
 
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