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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 14th September 2018. Updated throughout the day

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
A *Buff-breasted Sandpiper* and 2 Curlew Sandpipers were seen on the estuary at Traigh Mhealaboist to the north of the airport

The Butt of Lewis
44 Sooty Shearwaters passed the butt this morning

Baleshare, North Uist
A *Buff-breasted Sandpiper* was in fileds to the south of Loch na Paisg late morning. A Pectoral Sandpiper was on the salt marsh at Traigh Eachcamais

Bornish, South Uist
Circa 100 Black-tailed Godwits still to be found on the machair

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:50 - 09:05
Weather: Wind W F5, occasion light shower, dull at first brighter later. Temp 10.5C.

A 2+ hour seawatch this morning produced 2 Common Scoters [Adult males] (S), 5 Red-throated Divers (S), 5 Great Northern Divers (S), 6 Leach's Petrels (S), 34 Gannets (S), 1 Shag (S), 1 Kittiwake (S), 1 Razorbill (S) and 4 auk sp (S).
Also present in the area were Common Buzzard 1, Raven 9 and Meadow Pipit 25


Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
Not being aware of the above sighting I was walking over the saltmarsh at Traigh Eachkamish, North Uist with Vicky and Terry Easter later in the morning and heard the familiar call of a Pectoral Sandpiper (at least three were in this area between 31st August and 8th September last year). Mostly out of sight at first but eventually managed to get some photos.


Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
Very visible today were the large numbers of Meadow Pipits moving south and also 30+ Redpoll and 40+ Linnet around Askernish. There were 8 Black-tailed Godwits at Kilpheder and 27 very amicable Knot at Orasay

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
News from Tony Marr;

Sea Watch – Butt of Lewis lighthouse - W F.5-7 (08.00 – 10.15)
Sooty Shearwater – final total of 54 E-W
Manx Shearwater – 57 E-W

Loch Stiapabhat
Pinkfooted Goose – one with Grey Lags – first of the autumn