Mega!!! 9th September 2017

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  1. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye Eyes and Ears Everywhere

    Feb 7, 2017
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    Eoligarry, Barra
    The ****American Redstart**** is still present and showing well into the evening. It is still to be found in the sycamore trees at the back of the Church, best viewed from behind the wall on south side of the churchyard.

    Frobost, South Uist
    A *Buff-breasted Sandpiper* was seen briefly early afternoon as it flew north towards Milton

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    Three different views of the American Redstart today courtesy of Sam Viles, planes on beach courtesy of Paul Wren

    Stornoway - Ullapool Ferry
    9 Arctic Skuas, 2 Sooty Shearwaters and 3 Storm Petrels were seen from the ferry near to Stornoway

    Stornoway - Ullapool Ferry
    Late news of a juvenile *Sabine's Gull*, and a Pomarine Skua seen yesterday 45 minutes out from Stornoway and a Leach's Petrel seen nearer to Ullapool


    Juvenile Sabine's Gull courtesy of Dave Pullan
  2. BrianR

    BrianR Senior Member

    Feb 7, 2017
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    Eachkamish, North Uist

    There was no sign of the Pectoral Sandpipers in the Eachkamish area this morning but a Buff-breasted Sandpiper landed briefly near the track leading from the saltings to the seaward side. All the waders today were very flighty and the Buff-breast was no exception but stayed long enough to get the attached record shot. Four Ruffs and a Lapland Bunting were also seen.
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