11th June 2018

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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 11th June 2018

Aird an Runair, North Uist
A 2nd summer Glaucous Gull and an Iceland Gull were seen there this afternoon

Ardivachar, South Uist
Two summer plumage Long-tailed Ducks were seen offshore today

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:45 - 09:25
Weather: Wind NNW F3, 8/8 high cloud at first gradually thinning with some sunshine. Temp 12.7 0 13.3 C.

A 2+ hour seawatch this morning produced 7 Great Northern Divers (2S 5N), 18 Fulmars (2S 16N), 24 Manx Shearwaters (2S 22N), 1 Shag (N), 6 Kittiwakes (N), 1 Great Skua (S), 44 Guillemots (N), 42 Razorbills (N), 16 Puffins (N) and 87 auk sp (19S 68N).
Also present in the area were Swan 1, Eider 8, Whimbrel 2, Turnstone 1, Sanderling 18, Black-headed Gull 28, Iceland Gull [2CY] 1, Arctic Tern 18, Rock Dove 2, Sand Martin 3, Pied Wagtail 1, Meadow Pipit 5
 

Bruce

Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
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There seems to be a small influx of Crossbills going on. After 3 flying over Brevig last week, there were 2 in pines at Northbay this morning and another calling over Creachan this evening. There were 4 Siskins having a bit of a feeding frenzy on elm seed at Creachan plus 2 more at Northbay and 1 at Glen.