21st February 2019

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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 21st February 2019. Updated throughout the day

Stilligarry, South Uist
A Little Egret was again by the roadside on the banks of Loch Bee

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:35 - 10:15
Weather: Wind S F 5-6, 8/8 cloud, occasional light rain. Temp 11C.

A near 3 hour seawatch this morning produced 14 Eider (12S 2N), 27 Long-tailed Ducks (22S 5N), 8 Red-throated Divers (7S 1N), 1 Great Northern Diver (S), 2 Fulmars (1S 1N), 16 Gannets (9S 7N), 49 Shag (N), 2 Cormorants (S), 2 Kittiwakes (1S 1N), 4 Common Gulls (S), 1 Black Guillemot (S) and 1 auk sp.
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 16, Shelduck 3, Wigeon 58, Red-breasted Merganser 4, Red-throated Diver 4, Great Northern Diver 2, Cormorant 13, Curlew 8, Bar-tailed Godwit 16, Purple Sandpiper 28, Common Gull 300, Great Black-backed Gull 15, Herring Gull 170
 
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BrianR

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Feb 7, 2017
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The two Cackling Geese x Barnacle Geese hybrids were still near Sollas, North Uist this morning. Attempts to get a reasonable photo were unsuccessful as can be seen (one asleep and one with head up in centre of the photo).
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These birds are very similar to hybrids identified as Canada Geese (before species were split) x Barnacle Geese on North Uist near Loch Grogary in December 2012 with the same birds near Sollas in February 2013.
P1050259.JPG Near Loch Grogary. P1050461.JPG Near Sollas.