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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 9th July 2018. Updated throughout the day

Hirta, St Kilda
The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen at An Campar this morning and was also noted yesterday evening (8th) at the same location. A **Little Bunting** was also seen there this morning

Borve, Barra
The adult *Rose-coloured Starling* was again seen on the machair.

Cleat, Barra
An adult *Sabine's Gull* was on the beach briefly before flying out to sea (see Bruce's post below)


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Little Bunting (C) and courtesy of Ciaran Hatsell and Sabine's Gull (C) and courtesy of Ian Ricketts
 
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Bruce

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Feb 25, 2017
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The Sabine's Gull at Cleat finally departed at 5.45pm after spending the whole afternoon on the sea about 100m off the beach. It flew off strongly towards the north-east, but a subsequent search of Traigh Mhor/Eoligarry/Scurrival failed to relocate it.
 

BrianR

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Feb 7, 2017
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At Aird an Runair, North Uist this morning there were two Red-necked Phalaropes on the loch at the end of the headland. Spent sometime preening. With the number of sightings this year may well have bred somewhere on the Reserve (in 2015 bred here for the first time in 31 years). The Glaucous Gull was in its usual place on the beach.
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