Local Rarity 30th April 2018

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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 30th April 2018. Updated throughout the day

St Kilda
:( No sign of the Snowy Owl so far today
 

YvonneB

OH Bird Recorder
Feb 5, 2017
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I’m up in Lewis for the month and took the opportunity to do an overnight camping trip last night at the abandoned village of Lamshader on the west side (yes, nearly froze to death!).

Yesterday evening i heard my first cuckoo of the year then I went to sleep to the sound of Snipe drumming. Plenty of Meadow Pipits there and this morning there was a Common Sandpiper on the shore.
 
Likes: Chris Johnson

Bruce

Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
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On Barra, a migrant long-eared owl was at Brevig at first light. A jackdaw was on the machair at Borve this afternoon and the white-billed diver was still off Eoligarry.

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MisterT

Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
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A very quite day here in Askernish. Only birds of note were 17 Whimbrel on the golf course and another 26 on the beach

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Common Gull
 

BrianR

Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
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Some observations at Balranald NR, North Uist this morning: a skein of 70 Pink-footed Geese arrived from the S (not sure where they finished up), two White-tailed Eagles together came over Aird an Runair and went away to S, there were 23 Whimbrel and in the cemetery a singing Sedge Warbler and a Chiffchaff.
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