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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd November 2020. Updated throughout the day

Luskentyre, Isle of Harris
A male Surf Scoter and a juvenile Glaucous Gull were there today

Griminish Point, North Uist
A seawatch from between11:50 - 12:45) produced 238 Kittiwakes, 373 Gannets, a Red-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Divers, a Black Guillemot, 5 Black-headed Gulls, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Curlew and 4 Oystercatchers, all heading south-west plus a Snow Bunting flew south.

Claddach Vallay, North Uist
A Blackcap was there today

Callernish House, North Uist
Two Blackcaps were seen there today

Balranald, North Uist
Four Pintail were on Loch nam Feithean today

Carinish, North Uist
21 Whooper Swans flew south this morning.

Kilaulay, South Uist
A Blackcap was seen there today

Ardivachar Point, South Uist
30+ Purple Sandpiper were there early afternoon

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:35-11:35
Weather: Wind WNW f4, mostly cloudy with some showers and brief sunny periods. Temp 8-9c.

A three hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Common Scoter (N), 4 Long-tailed Ducks (S), 6 Red-throated Divers (S), 6 Great Northern Divers (5S 1N), 29 Gannets (S), 68 Kittiwakes (S), 3 Black-headed Gulls (S), 1 Iceland Gull [juvenile] (S), 1 Razorbill (S), 2 auk sp (S) and 16 Skylark (flew W out to sea before turning S over sea).
Also present in the area were Wigeon 36, Mallard 63, Tufted Duck 29, Long-tailed Duck 1, Red-breasted Merganser 3, Great Northern Diver 1, Cormorant 24, White-tailed Eagle 1, Common Buzzard 1, Glaucous Gull1, Peregrine 1, Hooded Crow 4, Raven 1, Rock Pipit 2, Twite 110 and Linnet 12
Likes: John Hansford


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
A big arrival of Redwings today, easily 2000 or more spread around the island. A Lesser Whitethroat was new at Castlebay, where a Siberian Chiffchaff, Treecreeper and 3 Blackcaps remained. A Yellow-browed Warbler, Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Bramblings and more unusually for Barra, a Short-eared Owl were at Creachan. The Grey Wagtail was still at Brevig and 60 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were at Traigh Mhor.