25th September 2018

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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 25th September 2018. Updated throughout the day

Northton, Isle of Harris
Late News:- A Little Egret has been there for the past few days but has not been seen today, probably the same bird reported at Scarista on the 18th

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:55 - 10:05
Weather: Wind S F5 increasing to F7. 8/8 cloud with increasing rain. Temp 11C dropping to 10.2C.

A 3+ hour seawatch this morning produced 5 Eider (1S 4N), 1 Red-breasted Merganser (S), 1 Red-throated Diver (S), 6 Great Northern Divers (S), 330 Gannets (327S 3N), 1 Shag (N), 3 Snipe (S - on off the sea), 1 Grey Phalarope (S), 1 Great Skua (S), 1 Guillemot (S), 9 Razorbills (S), 1 Black Guillemot(S) and 7 auk sp (S)
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 34, Red-throated Diver 2, Common Buzzard 1, Curlew 5, Pied Wagtail 2, Meadow Pipit 4, Rock Pipit 2, Twite 7
 

Bruce

Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
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An hour and a half seawatch off Brevig, Barra before the rain hit this morning produced 5 Sooty Shearwaters, c40 Manx Shearwaters, c55 Fulmars and Storm Petrel heading south.