Local Rarity 3rd November 2018

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Hawkeye

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Feb 7, 2017
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Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 3rd November 2018. Updated throughout the day

Ardabroc, Isle of Lewis
The Great Tit was again seen there this morning

South Glendale, South Uist
A male Blackcap was in a garden there

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:05 - 10:25
Weather: Wind SSW F6-7 backing S. 8/8 cloud some light drizzle at end of watch. Temp 12C.

A 3+ hour seawatch this morning produced 6 Eider (S), 9 Long-tailed Duck (S), 2 Red-breasted Mergansers (S), 20 Red-throated Divers (S), 54 Great Northern Divers (S - Highest November Count), 3 Fulmars (S), 91 Gannets (89S 2N), 10 Shag (4S 6N), 4 Cormorants (3S 1N), 8 Kittiwakes (S), 4 Guillemots (S), 4 Razorbills (S) and 14 auk sp (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 32, Wigeon 14, Tufted Duck 7, Long-tailed Duck 2, Red-throated Diver 1, Cormorant 16, Curlew 7, Snipe 4, Rock Dove 14, Raven 1 and Rock Pipit 1
 
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BrianR

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The Green-winged Teal first seen on 29th October was still present at Loch Sandary, North Uist during a brief visit this afternoon.

_DSC6713_2.JPG A distant shot of the sleeping bird.
 

Bruce

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14 Greenland White-fronts were among the Greylags at Borve today. The small Canada Goose was out on Borve Point with c210 Barnacle Geese. 12 Pale-bellied Brents were at Traigh Mhor and 22 Whooper Swans were still on Loch Tangasdale. A single Brambling was at Brevig, a Fieldfare and a Chiffchaff were at Castlebay and 2 Blackcaps were at Northbay House.

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Hawkeye

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News from Tristan, Lewis

Eight Waxwings this morning in Stornoway Castle Grounds, by the seawall at the bottom of the castle lawn. Five Bramblings nearby.