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

Loch Sandary, North Uist
A drake *Green-winged Teal* was on the loch early afternoon

Hirta, St Kilda
A Sooty Shearwater was seen passing offshore this morning.

Butt of Lewis
A Glaucous Gull was seen there this morning. A Jack Snipe, Woodcock and a Snow Bunting were also in the area

Swainbost, Isle of Lewis
A Waxwing was seen by the Cross Inn this morning

Luskentrye, Isle of Harris
A drake Surf Scoter was seen offshore this afternoon. A Woodcock and a Blackcap were nearby in Talbert

A Little Auk, Black Guillemot and 2 Great Northern Divers were seen from the ferry between Leverburgh and Berneray this morning.

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:10 - 09:50
Weather: Wind S F6-7, 8/8 cloud, a few short showers. Temp 7.4C.

A 2+ hour seawatch this morning produced 2 Tufted Duck (S), 6 Eider (1S 5N), 8 Long-tailed Duck (S), 5 Red-throated Divers (4S 1N), 17 Great Northern Divers (16S 1N), 1 Leach's Petrel (S), 35 Gannets (S), 14 Shag (N), 2 Cormorants (N), 3 Kittiwakes (S), 5 Guillemots (S), 1 Black Guillemot (S) and 1 auk sp (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 33, Tufted Duck 9, Long-tailed Duck 3, Red-breasted Merganser 4, Red-throated Diver 1, Great Northern Diver 3, Cormorant 5, Common Buzzard 1, Curlew 6, Purple Sandpiper 3, Snipe 3, Common Gull 120 and Rock Pipit 1
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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
News from Tristan in Lewis/Harris

Whooper Swan - 7 Luskentyre, also still 8 at Loch na h-Inghinn, south of Leurbost (Lewis) where they were present yesterday
Canada Goose - 1 Scarista
Surf Scoter - Drake off Luskentyre, also 4 Slavonian Grebes and 3 Long-tailed Ducks in with the Common Scoter flock
Goosander - 5 drakes at Tarbert
Sparrowhawk - 1 Tarbert
Woodcock - 1 Tarbert
Greenshank - 5 Nothton

Earlier in the morning, a Glaucous Gull was at the Butt, and a Waxwing and 2 Bramblings at Cross.

Re the Great Tit in Ness, there is a previous record of one at a feeder in Eoropaidh on 14-15 April 2016