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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd September 2020. Updated throughout the day

Aird an Runair, North Uist
Three Lapland Buntings were in stubble fields today

Baleshare, North Uist
Circa 1,500 Pink-footed Geese were grounded on sands off Lag Gorm this evening, a single Barnacle Goose was amongst them

Carinish, North Uist
Circa 700 Pink-footed Geese flew over at 15:45

Flodaigh, Benbecula
At least 1,000 Pink-footed Geese were seen circling low this evening

South Glendale, South Uist
200 Pink-footed Geese flew south this evening.

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:50-14:00
Weather: Wind SSW f7-8, heavy rain, low cloud and misty periods. Temp 14C.

A 7+ hour seawatch today produced 1 Red-breasted Merganser (S), 7 Red-throated Divers (S), 1 Great Northern Diver (S), 1 Storm Petrel (S), 3 Fulmars (S), 1,460 Gannets (1452S, 8N), 2 Shag (N), 3 Cormorants (S), 3 Snipe (S- in off the sea), 2 Kittiwakes (1S 1N), 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull [adult] (S), 1 Arctic Tern [juvenile] (S), 1 Guillemot (S), 10 Razorbills (S) and 4 auk sp.

A Ruff was on the shore and 35 Pale-bellied Brent Geese landed to the south briefly before heading inland.
 

Bruce

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Feb 25, 2017
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A big arrival of Pink-footed Geese from late afternoon. C590 were on the airport beach, clearly exhausted. In the hour before dusk a further 1200 or so arriving in off the sea past Brevig. Interestingly these were arriving from the south and south-east. Also today the 2 Blue-winged Teals reappeared at Eoligarry after a 9 day absence. Quite where they've been in the intervening period is a mystery. It also raises the question of just how many BWT have there been on the Hebs this autumn? At least 1 Pied Flycatcher was still on the island and 2 Pale-bellied Brents were at the airport.

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