National Rarity 26th September 2018

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 26th September 2018. Updated throughout the day

Hirta St Kilda
A juvenile *Common Rosefinch* was at An Lag this morning. The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen this evening

Labost, Isle of Lewis
A Lapland Bunting was there this morning

Langass Lodge, North Uist
A Yellow-browed Warbler was there today and a Tree Pipit was nearby at Langass Wood.

Ardivachar, South Uist
A Jack Snipe was seen by the road today

Loch Bornish, South Uist
2 Little Egrets were seen on the west side of the loch late this afternoon

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:45 - 10:15
Weather: Wind W F4, 8/8 cloud, dull, rain at first. Misty at times at sea. Temp 12.5C

A 3+ hour seawatch this morning produced 2 Eider (!S 1N), 5 Red-throated Divers (S), 3 Great Northern Divers (S), 94 Gannets (91S 3N), 22 Shag (14S 8N), 1 Cormorant (S), 2 Arctic Terns (S), Guillemot (S), 4 Razorbills (S), 1 Black Guillemot (S) and 17 auk sp (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 23, Red-throated Diver 2, Cormorant 7, Sparrowhawk 1, Common Buzzard 1, Lapwing 19, Ringed Plover 58, Curlew 3, Bar-tailed Godwit 5, Snipe 33, Rock Dove 5, Skylark 4, Pied Wagtail 1, Meadow Pipit 35, Rock Pipit 2 and Twite 65

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Snowy Owl & Juvenule Common Rosefinch (C) and courtesy of Cairan Hatsell
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Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
A small arrival of migrants on Barra today, mainly Robins, Song Thrushes and Blackbirds but also single Lesser Whitethroats at Glen and Cuithir.