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Hawkeye

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

Baleshare, North Uist
An adult ***Whiskered Tern*** was there today along with 5 Black-tailed Godwits. 130+ Pink-footed Geese headed south and another C200 headed east

Langass Lodge, North Uist
3 Blackcaps and 5 Redwings were there today. 33 Pink-footed Geese were also seen heading east this morning

The Range, South Uist
A *Buff-breasted Sandpiper* and a juvenile Little Stint were around the flooded areas at Launch Area 2 this morning [see post below]

Druidibeg Planation
A Ring Ouzel was seen there today [see post below]

South Glendale, South Uist
A Yellow-browed Warbler was in a garden there this morning. C100 Pink-footed Geese were also seen flying over

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Snowy Owl (C) and courtesy of Sarah Lawrence
 
Likes: John Hansford

Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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News from Andrew:-

Buff-breasted sandpiper nr LA2 this morning with GP flock also a juv little stint on the pools there. 5 pintail amongst wigeon in SW corner of Loch Bee.

Ring ouzel and redwing Druidibeg plantation with 115 pinkfeet heading SE there.

2 flocks of pink-feet over the house heading east this morning 52 & c70.

yesterday 63 pinkfeet NE over Eriskay early afternoon
 
Likes: John Hansford

BrianR

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Feb 7, 2017
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Some more Pink-footed Goose observations, this time from Aird an Runair, North Uist: two skeins of around 170 flew S (10.38 and 11.55 hours). Also present were a small number of Lapland Buntings (possibly as many as 15).

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The Whiskered Tern was still present at Baleshare (at Loch na Paisg which is behind the old school) at around 18.00 hours.

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David Bateson saw a Turtle Dove on the track to the machair at Middlequarter, North Uist. David said the bird appeared very tired.
 

Bruce

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Feb 25, 2017
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Pink-footed Geese were on the move over Barra too. I logged around 600 heading east during the day but no doubt missed others. 5 Scaup were on the sea off Ardmhor ferry terminal this afternoon and 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were still at Traigh Mhor. The Turtle Dove and Spotted Flycatcher were both still at Brevig and the Pied Flycatcher and 2 Garden Warblers were still at Creachan.
 

Slawrence

Active Member
Jul 26, 2019
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Sorry about the lack of posts from Kilda lately.
Today: female snowy owl present ( last seen on 27th), 2 merlin, juv Brent goose, 1 whinchat.

Yesterday: pink-footed geese heard but skein not seen through fog at Mullach Bi, 2 golden plover, 1 raven, 2 grey herons & 1 juv Brent goose.