28th April 2019

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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th April 2019. Updated throughout the day

Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis
38 Pink-footed Geese around the loch and 5 Fieldfare were nearby inNess. 43 Pink-footed Geese were at South Dell.

Borve, Isle of Lewis
6 Whimbrel and 4 White Wagtails were there today

Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis
The flock of Long-tailed Ducks on the loch totalled 409 birds this morning together with 13 Pinkfeet and 24 White Wagtails. A 2CY glaucous Gull was also seen there late afternoon. 415 Great Northern Divers (largest group 60 birds) and 12 Common Scoters were were in Broad Bay

Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis
25+ Great Skuas and an Arctic Skua passed offshore during a morning watch and a female Scaup was present on Loch na Tiumpan yesterday

Askernish, South Uist
The first Corncrake of the year to be heard in and around the township was calling early this morning

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 05:55 - 09:40
Weather: Wind briefly NW F1 veering SSE then S F2-3.Bright and sunny with a little high cloud. Temp 4 - 11C.

A near 4 hour seawatch this morning produced 4 Eider (N), 1 Common Scoter [adult male] (S), 1 Black-throated Diver (N), 4 Fulmars (1S 3N), 3 Manx Shearwaters (2S 1N), 117 Gannets (64S 53N), 4 Shag (N), 5 Cormorants (2S 3N), 15 Black-tailed Godwits (N), 28 Kittiwakes (21S 7N), 7 Great Skuas (1S 6N), 3 Arctic Skuas (2S 1N), 1 Guillemot (S), 2 Razorbills (N) and 22 auk sp (1S 21N).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 4, Shoveler 1, Tufted Duck 8, Eider 8, Red-throated Diver 1, Great Northern Diver 3, Cormorant 8, Golden Eagle 1 [adult], Common Buzzard 3, Whimbrel 8, Purple Sandpiper 6, Arctic Tern 4, Merlin 1, Raven 3, Sand Martin 4, Wheatear 2, White Wagtail 1, Pied Wagtail 1 and Meadow Pipit 6
 

Bruce

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On Vatersay today there was a Green Sandpiper calling over Caolas at around 10 am and 3 Whimbrel on the machair there. 2 Pink-footed Geese were near the township. On Barra there was a 2cy Iceland Gull on the beach at Allasdale this afternoon and 3 Sand Martins over the dunes. The Great Tit is now on at least its 3rd circuit of the island and started the day at Brevig before moving up to Creachan, then crossing the hill to Glen before returning to Creachan again this evening.

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BrianR

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Feb 7, 2017
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Some sightings at Aird an Runair, North Uist on a much quietier day than yesterday: Whimbrel had increased to 46, distant views of the Jackdaw, a few White Wagtails were on the beach and there were several Greenland Wheatears.

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The ♂ Garganey found by Robyn yesterday at Loch na Reivil was difficult to see amongst the weed in the SW corner of the loch.

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