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Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
A visit to North Loch Eynort on a very calm morning meant that I could hear the birds singing. Two male Whitethroats were in full voice and a Spotted Flycatcher was near the car park. There were several pairs of Redpolls in the new planation, some of which drew my attention to a roosting Long-eared Owl by their alarm calls. There was also a very illusiive bird whose song I was not familiar with but later realised it was a Red-breasted Flycatcher from a recording that I made.

Red-breasted Merganser


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th June 2019. Updated throughout the day

Hougharry. South Uist
A drake *Ring-necked Duck* was on Loch na Reival this morning

Loch Druidibeg, South Uist
The Osprey was there again today

North Loch Eynort, South Uist
The *Red-breasted Flycatcher* was still present in the afternoon

Bolnabodach, Barra
The **Purple Heron** was again seen on Loch an Ali this morning and still showing late afternoon

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:25 - 10:30
Weather: Wind ENE F3, mostly sunny, temp 9C.

A 3 hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Red-breasted Marganser (N), 3 Great Northern Divers (1S 2N), 5 Storm Petrels (N), 3 Fulmars (2S 1N), 74 Gannets (16S 58N), 1 Shag (S), 3 Cormorants (1S 2N), 1 Kittiwake (N), 1 Arctic Skua (N), 1 Razorbill (N) and 55 auk sp (9S 46N).
Also present in the are were Shelduck 4, Shoveler 2, Wigeon 4, Tufted Duck 7, Eider 11, Red-breasted Merganser 4, Cormorant 7, Common Buzzard 2, Sanderling 45, Dunlin 25, Arctic Tern 12, Rock Dove 8, Raven 4, Sand Martin 8, Wheatear 2, Pied Wagtail 3 and Twite 1

Purple Heron (C) and courtesy of Ian Ricketts
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