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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th October 2019. Updated throughout the day

Balemore, North Uist
The white morph ***Snow Goose*** was again seen there this morning

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:10 - 10:55
Weather: Wind W f5 gust f6. 8/8 cloud, some light rain late in watch. Temp 7C.

A near 3 hour seawatch this morning produced 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese (N), 7 Barnacle Geese (N), 20 Wigeon (S), 4 Eider (1S 3N), 24 Long-tailed Duck (S), 5 Red-throated Divers (S), 2 Great Northern Divers (S), 5 Gannets (4S 1N), 27 Shag (1S 26N), 1 Cormorant (S), 78 Kittiwakes (S) and 3 auk sp (S).
Also present in the area were Mute Swan 4, Gadwall 1, Wigeon 3, Mallard 76, Teal 9, Tufted Duck 62, Scaup 1 [female], Long-tailed Duck 1, Red-breasted Merganser 3, Golden Plover 8, Hooded Crow 1, Raven 1, Skylark 47, Redwing 1, Twite 74, Lapland Bunting 2
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Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
The Red-breasted Flycatcher was still at Castlebay, Barra today. Also a Blackcap there and 3 at Creachan. 22 Long-tailed Ducks were on the sea off Tangasdale and another 10 were off Craigston. Of the 49 Pale-bellied Brents at Traigh Mhor, 21 were juveniles; they've clearly had a very good breeding season.

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Likes: John Hansford
Feb 26, 2017
Having been to Ardivachar a few times and seen up to 7 of the White-rumped Sandpipers scattered along the pools, today all six I could see were together, with no other small waders about at all. Quite a gloomy light but hopefully you can at least see the six birds!
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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
News from Tristan:-

A flock of 30 Waxwings was around my house in Stornoway this afternoon. Also a Swallow nearby, and a Grey Wagtail at Bayhead

Likes: John Hansford