Local Rarity 3rd November 2018

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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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Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
The Green-winged Teal first seen on 29th October was still present at Loch Sandary, North Uist during a brief visit this afternoon.

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Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
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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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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.