National Rarity 7th November 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, 7th November 2018. Updated throughout the day

Hirta, St Kilda
Late news of the ***Snowy Owl*** being present in the village yesterday

Loch Bornish, South Uist
A Little Egret was on the loch today

South Glendale, South Uist
3 Blackcaps were in a garden there

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:30 - 09:00
Weather: Wind ESE calm-F1, 8/8 low cloud, very dull. Rain throughout. Temp 12.5C.

A 1+ hour seawatch this morning produced 3 Eider (S), 1 Long-tailed Duck (S), 19 Red-throated Divers (S), 2 Great Northern Divers (1S 1N), 13 Shag (N), 1 Kittiwake (S) and 6 auk sp (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 15, Mute Swan 2, Wigeon 6, Tufted Duck 6, Goldeneye 1, Red-throated Diver 2, Great Northern Diver 2, Golden Plover 2, Snipe 1 and Rock Pipit 2

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Snowy Owl (C) and courtesy of Cairan Hatsell
 
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MisterT

Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
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A very wet Chiffchaff was in the garden this morning and the Little Egret flew north over Askernish late afternoon
 

BrianR

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Feb 7, 2017
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The Green-winged Teal was again noted during a very brief and wet visit to Loch Sandary, North Uist this morning.