8th May 2019

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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 May 2019. Updated throughout the day

Borve, Berneray
3 Pink-footed Geese were on the machair and 43 Barnacle Geese were nearby on the west side of Loch Bhrusda

Balranald, North Uist
3 Dotterel (2 males and a female) were there this morning and 60 Pink-footed Geese were seen flying north. 2 Barnacle Geese were nearby at Loch na Reivil.

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:05 - 10:10
Weather: Wind NE veering ENE F4-5, bright and sunny. Temp 6-7C.
A 3 hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Red-throated Diver (S), 3 Great Northern Divers (N), 3 Fulmars (1S 2N), 61 Gannets (15S 46N), 1 Cormorant (N), 6 Kittiwakes (1S 5N), 12 Arctic Terns (N), 1 Great Skua (N), 3 Guillemots (2S 1N), 30 auk sp (3S 27N), 1 Swallow (N) and 1 Meadow Pipit (N).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 2, Tufted Duck 8, Eider 14, Red-breasted Merganser 2, Great Northern Diver 3, Cormorant 14, Whimbrel 2, Knot 8, Sanderling 7, Dunlin 210, Black-headed Gull 28, Arctic Tern 24, Raven 2, Sand Martin 5, Wheatear 2, White Wagtail 2 and Meadow Pipit 6
 
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Bruce

Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
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No sign of the Little Bunting on Barra today but there was a small influx of Siskins around the island and a late Brambling and Redwing at Creachan. 2 Pink-footed Geese came in off the sea at Brevig this evening.

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YvonneB

OH Bird Recorder
Feb 5, 2017
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Wandered around the castle grounds in Stornoway today while waiting for the van to be MOT'd and serviced. Lots of Willow Warblers singing, a few Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps too. Rooks, Woodpigeon, Blue Tit, Coal Tit and Siskin were all good to add to the year list. Grey wagtail on the Bayhead River again. Lesser Redpoll in a couple of locations. Black Guillemot in the harbour.

After picking the van back up a trip up to Tiumpan Head. Very cold and windy but the birds were fabulous. Hundreds of Kittiwakes flying around, hundreds of auks (mostly Guillemots) flying around and on the sea. Gannets, Fulmars, Great Skuas and a couple of Arctic Skuas, lots of Shags and the odd Cormorant.