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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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#1
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th April 2019. Updated throughout the day

Lionel, Isle of Lewis
3 Dotterel were in fields near to Ness Football Club stadium. A Coot, 4 Whooper Swans and 5 Pink-footed Geese were nearby on Loch Stiapabhat in the afternoon. 2 skiens of Pink-footed Geese (22 and 45) flew west over Skigersta.

Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis
127 Pink-footed Geese flew West early morning. A female Scaup was on Loch na Tiumpan

Barvas, Isle of Lewis
The first Cuckoo was heard there early morning. 600 Pink-footed Geese and 12 Barnacle Geese were seen later in the day

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
The drake *Mandarin Duck* was seen feeding on the rugby pitch next to the golf course this morning and was seen again late afternoon by The Bridge Centre, Bayhead

Loch Fada, Benbecula
18 Whimbrel were there today and a. A 2CY Glaucous Gull was nearby at Stinky Bay.

Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:00 - 07:35
Weather: Wind SSE F4, 8/8 cloud, dull. Temp 10C.

A 35 minute seawatch this morning produced 23 Gannets (S), 1 Glaucous Gull [2CY] (S) and 1 Arctic Tern (S).
Aslo present in the area were Red-breasted Merganser 3, Great Northern Diver 1, Whimbrel 4, Arctic Tern 2 and Wheatear 1.
A 2CY Glaucous Gull was seen later in the day
 
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Bruce

Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
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A fresh south-easterly breeze and overnight rain led to a good days birding on Barra, only marred by the fact that I had to go to work in the middle of it! A Wood Warbler was singing at Creachan first thing with several Grasshopper Warblers nearby. Another Grasshopper Warbler was at Northbay. A Greenshank, my first for several weeks was at Caolas. Driving through Nask early afternoon, I had to do an emergency stop as I heard a Serin singing next to the road. This bird is in gardens by the road junction and roaming as far as the well vegetated garden by the cattle grid. It's singing from time to time but rather elusive. This is the first for Barra and the second for the Outer Hebrides as far as I'm aware. There was also a late Brambling in the same area.

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MisterT

Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
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Nothing so exciting as Barra here today but there was a single Pink-footed Goose in the fields by Askernish golf club and a total of 60+ Whimbrel and 120+ Golden Plover on the machair at Askernish and Frobost

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Golden Plover
 
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