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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th October 2019. Updated throughout the day

Lionel, Isle of Lewis
2 Brambling were seen on a croft there

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
C50 Redwings were seen in and around the town

Balranald, North Uist
A Pintail and 5 Pink-footed Geese were seen on the reserve today

Ardivachar Point, South Uist
4 Lapland Buntings were seen feeding with House Sparrows at 13:35

North Locheynort, South Uist
A Chiffchaff was there today

South Glendale, South Uist
A Yellow-browed Warbler was in a garden there

Castlebay, Barra
22 Sooty Shearwaters which included a raft of 17 birds were seen from the Oban - Castlebay ferry

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:05 - 10:05
Weather: Wind NW backing WNW f4, initially 8/8 cloud cover, clearing to 4/8 at end. Temp 16C.

A 2 hour seawatch this morning produced 3 Red-breasted Mergansers (S), 4 Red-throated Divers (S), 3 Great Northern Divers (2S 1N), 265 Gannets (259S 6N), 2 Shags (1S 1N), 9 Kittiwakes (S), 13 Guillemots (S), 6 Razorbills (S) and 33 auk sp (S).
Also present in the area were Wigeon 2, Mallard 146, Teal 2, Tufted Duck 9, Cormorant 11, Golden Eagle [juvenile] 1, Common Buzzard 1, Snipe 1, Peregrine 1, Hooded Crow 2 and Raven 2

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Brambling (C) and courtesy of Sam Elmer
 
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Bruce

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Feb 25, 2017
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Other than an increase in numbers of Redwings there was little change on Barra. At least 4 Yellow-browed Warblers and 2 Pied Flycatchers are still on the island plus the long staying Iceland Gull at Craigston.
 
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Hawkeye

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Feb 7, 2017
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News from Andrew:-

Yellow-browed warbler and 30-40 redwings at Druidibeg plantation.

30 Redwing Lochboisdale

Yesterday:- 2 Brent geese on the South Ford.
 
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