27th April 2020

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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
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Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th April 2020. Updated throughout the day

Baleshare, North Uist
15 Black-tailed Godwits and a couple of Whimbrel were there this morning.

Carinish, North Uist
One White Wagtail, 3 Greenland Wheatear, 3 Long-tailed Ducks, 1 Little Tern, and 7 Whimbrel were around the township and on North Ford.

The colour-ringed Black-tailed Godwit seen at Carnan on 20th April turned out to be an experienced and well travelled bird. Originally ringed in Iceland nearly 15 years ago. Full history can be seen on two images below.

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Hawkeye

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Feb 7, 2017
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News from Tristan:

This afternoon there were four Sand Martins near Sand Street, Stornoway.

Recent arrivals include Corncrake (yesterday 26th, by the coastguard station) and Cuckoo (25th). Two Redwings were hanging on in the castle grounds until 23rd, and there seem to be more Linnets than ever this spring.