25th March 2020

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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th March 2020

Carinish, North Uist
A Jack Snipe was there today

Ruhba Ardvule
Counting period: 08:15 - 11:10
Weather: Wind NW veering NNW - NNE - E f2-f1. 8/8 cloud, dull. Temp 6-7C.

A three hour seawatch this morning produced 64 Greenland White-fronted Geese (N), 607 Whooper Swans (N), 26 Eider (N), 4 Long-tailed Duck (N), 2 Red-breasted Mergansers (N), 1 Red-throated Diver (N), 37 Gannets (15S 22N), 14 Shag (15S 22N), 16 Oystercatchers (N), 15 Bar-tailed Godwits (N), 11 Kittiwakes (8S 3N) and 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull(N).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 3, Shelduck 4, Tufted Duck 6, Long-tailed Duck 4, Red-breasted Merganser 3, Great Northern Diver 6, Shag 24, Cormorant 23, Turnstone 57, Purple Sandpiper 26, Redshank 21, Black-headed Gull 4, Great Black-backed Gull 12, Raven 6, Skylark 8 and Pied Wagtail 2

Whooper Swans are beginning to pass through the islands with 36 at Fivepenny, Lewis, 40 flying north at Balranald, North Uist this morning and 80+ on Loch Mor, Benbecula. A further 147 were seen later on Benbecula as was a Northern Wheatear
 

Bruce

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Feb 25, 2017
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Due to the lock down my birding today was mostly from the house with a short walk around Brevig first thing. A Chiffchaff was new in along with a moderate fall of Redwings and a few Goldcrests. Meadow Pipit numbers are creeping up by the day. Several small flocks of Oystercatchers came in off the sea from the south-east and around mid afternoon a flock of around 100 Brent Geese flew north-west over the sea. A single Tree Sparrow is still coming to my feeders and was joined briefly by the Great Tit that has been touring Barra for 12 months!

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Hawkeye

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Feb 7, 2017
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News from Andrew:-

A Lapland Bunting was flying around Ardvule first thing this morning, and later a heard only flock of Greenland white-fronts over the house mid afternoon.