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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th March 2019. Updated throughout the day

Borve, Barra
The parvipes type Canada Goose was again there amongst Barnacle Geese

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:35 - 10:05
Weather: Wind S veering SSW F4-5. 8/8 cloud, rain for most of watch. Temp 5.6C - 6.3C.

A 2+ hour seawatch this morning produced 17 Eider (11S 6N), 1 Common Scoter [adult male] (S), 6 Long-tailed Duck (4S 2N), 8 Red-throated Divers (4S 4N), 1 Great Northern Diver (N), 10 Gannets (5S 5N), 48 Shag (N) and 3 Cormorants (2S 1N).
Also present in the area were Mute Swan 2, Shelduck 3, Gadwall 1, Wigeon 102, Teal 2, Tufted Duck 3, Red-breasted Merganser 1, Red-throated Diver 1, Great Northern Diver 3, Shag 12, Cormorant 24, Oystercatcher 172, Ringed Plover 33, Bar-tailed Godwit 24, Black-headed Gull 2, Raven 1
 
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BrianR

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Feb 7, 2017
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The Green-winged Teal at Loch Sandary, North Uist was seen again in the early afternoon (asleep and not showing that well).

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