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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
958
74
#1
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 29th July 2018. Updated throughout the day

Grenitote,North Uist
7 Black-tailed Godwits and 35 Knot were there today

Loch Euphort, North Uist
A Sandwich Tern was seen there

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:15 - 10:20
Weather: Wind SSW quickly backing S F7 gust f8, 8/8 cloud, rain throughout watch. Temp 12C.

a 4 hour seawatch this morning produced 21 Fulmars (S), 11 manx Shearwaters (S), 169 gannets (S), 1 Shag (S), 1 Cormornant (S), 3 Arctic Terns (S), 2 Great Skuas (S) and 1 auk sp.
Also present in the area were Shoveler 2, Wigeon 2, Teal 2, Eider 35, Cormorant 4, Ringed Plover 4, Turnstone 8, Knot 1, Sanderling 1, Dunlin 88, Pectoral Sandpiper 1, Snipe 1, Common Gull 130, Great Black-backed Gull 6, Herring Gull 190, Lesser Black-backed Gull 2, Arctic Tern 2, Rock Dove 19 and Pied Wagtail 8
 
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MisterT

Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
312
59
#2
The Pec Sandpiper was still at Ruhba Ardvule this evening. I thought that I had found it but I see that John had seen it while there this morning

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Bruce

Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
447
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#3
The Rose-coloured Starling was still following the cattle around the machair at Borve today. The strong SSW winds brought good numbers of Manx Shearwaters down the east side of Barra this morning. There was heavy southerly passage from first light until late morning, peaking at around 4000 birds an hour around mid morning.