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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th August 2019. Updated throughout the day

Baleshare,North Uist
54 Black-tailed Godwits, 7 Whimbrel and 3 Ruff were there this afternoon

Locheport, North Uist
The Rose-coloured Starling is still visiting a garden there

Ardivachar, South Uist
10 Whimbrel passed south early this morning

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:50 - 08:55
Weather: Wind S f5-6, 8/8 cloud. Temp 15C.

A 2 hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Storm Petrel (S), 15 Manx Shearwaters (S), 121 Gannets (S), 2 Cormorants (S), 1 Golden Plover (S - over the sea) and 2 Razorbills (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 68, Mallard 45, Curlew 8, Turnstone 5, Great Skua 1 [killed a Mallard], Raven 4, White Wagtail 2 and Otter 1. A Bottle-Nosed Dolphin also passed South

2 Black-tailed Godwits were nearby on Bornish machair

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Whimbrel (C) and courtesy of Alan Steward Rose-coloured Starling courtesy and (c) Ani George


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
Just over 3000 Manx Shearwaters flew south past Brevig in an hour up to 8.30 this morning. A quick scan of the sea off Cleat in the late morning produced a Pomarine Skua going south-west. A Blackcap was at Creachan and a Whitethroat was at Brevig, both perhaps likely migrants rather than lingering breeders.