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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th June 2019. Updated throughout the day

Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis
3 House Martins were there today. A Storm Petrel was feeding close inshore at nearby Port of Ness this evening.

Lochmaddy, North Uist
3 Storm Petrels, 10 Puffins, 100+ Manx Shearwaters, 2 Great and 2 Arctic Skuas were seen off shore from the Lochmaddy - Uig Ferry this evening

Loch na Reival, North Uist
The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was again seen on the loch this morning

Middlequater, North Uist
A Little Stint was seen in a bay at Middlequarter in amongst Dunlin, Sanderling and Ringed Plover

Loch Druidibeg, South Uist
The Osprey was seen on the loch again today

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:15 - 09:20
Weather: Wind NE backing NNE F6 gust F7. Mostly 8/8 cloud, dull. Temp 10C.

A 3 hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Red-throated Diver (N), 1 Great Northern Diver (S), 119 Fulmars (3S 116N), 2 Max Shearwaters (S), 69 Gannets (37S 32N), 10 Kittiwakes (N), 1 Arctic Skua [adult dark morph] (N), 4 Razorbills (N) and 12 auk sp (3S 9N).
Also present in the area were Tufted Duck 10, Eider 9, Red-breasted Merganser 1, Hen Harrier [adult female] 1, Whimbrel 1, Sanderling 38, Dunlin 19, Little Stint 1, Black-headed Gull 52, Arctic Tern 10 and Pied Wagtail 1
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Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
It was hard going on Barra thanks to this afternoons blustery winds. There were 2 Siskins at Bruernish and another 2 at Creachan where there was also at least 1 Spotted Flycatcher and the Grey Wagtail still. At Northbay there were at least 4 Spotted Flycatchers in the plantation. While I was there a Hawfinch flew in from the south east and dropped into the trees. Interestingly most of the spring Hawfinches I see on Barra seem to occur during Siskin influxes. There were 4 drake Wigeon on Loch Tangasdale; my first for a couple of months.

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