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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Western Isles /Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd July 2019. Updated throughout the day

Lochmaddy, North Uist
A Pomarine Skua was seen for the Uig - Lochmaddy ferry today

Caolas, Vatersay
The adult **White-rumped Sandpiper** was again on the beach this morning. Still present in the afternoon

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:15 - 09:20
Weather: Wind S f5-6, 8/8 cloud with rain gradually easing. Occasional mist at sea. Temp 17C.

A 3 hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Red-throated Diver (S), 1 Storm Petrel (S), 2 Fulmars (1S 1N), 55 Manx Shearwaters (54S 1N), 122 Gannets (116S 6N), 4 Kittiwakes (S), 3 Common Terns (S), 7 Arctic Terns (S), 3 Great Skuas (S), 30 Razorbills(S) and 24 auk sp (18S 6N).
Also present in the area were Turnstone 5, Rock Dove 4, Raven 2, Pied Wagtail 4 and Twite 1
 
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MisterT

Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
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Being in Barra for the week, rather churlish not to go see the white-rumped sandpiper again this morning. It seemed to be enjoying the better weather too and showed really well

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MisterT

Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
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The only other bird of interest today on Barra was this colour ringed Lesser Black-backed Gull seen Loch an Duin. From the code, it is a Spanish ringed bird

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BrianR

Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
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In the Traigh Leathann area (Baleshare), North Uist this morning there were only small numbers of waders present on the saltings while a Glaucous Gull in heavy moult was seen. Despite the strong headwind six Sand Martins were battling their way S. On the way back to the car a flock of 49 Black-tailed Godwits were resting on the far side of Loch Mhic Coan.
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