16th April 2019

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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 16th April 2019. Updated throughout the day.

Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis
278 Long-tailed Ducks and 17 Pink-footed Geese and were on the loch today.

Ness, Isle of Lewis
200+ Golden Plover on the machair.

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
A seawatch today from 07:05 - 09:20
Weather: Wind SSE f4-5, 8/8 cloud and drizzle. Temp 8C

Long-tailed Duck 3S, Red-throated Diver 4S, Fulmar 2N, Gannet 29S 8N, Shag 3N, Cormorant 2S 8N, Black-tailed Godwit 9S, Kittiwake 2S, Great Skua 1S, Razorbill 4S, Razorbill/Guillemot 4S

Also present in the area: Shoveler 2, Wigeon 2, Tufted Duck 16, Eider 12, Long-tailed Duck 3, Red-breasted Merganser 3, Great Northern Diver 5, Cormorant 27, Black-headed Gull 52, Lesser Black-backed Gull 1, Merlin 1, Hooded Crow 3, Wheatear 1, Meadow Pipit 2. On Bornish machair 2 Pintail and 10 Black-tailed Godwits were present.

South Glendale, South Uist
2 Siskins were in a garden.
 

Bruce

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Feb 25, 2017
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A nice little influx of migrants on Barra and Vatersay today. My first Sandwich Tern of the year was at Eoligarry and a Common Sandpiper at Northbay was also new for the year. Numbers of Wheatears and Willow Warblers were up and included 2 of the latter foraging among the boulders and seaweed on Caolas. A Siskin was at Creachan along with the Great Tit. Single Redwings were at Castlebay and Ardmhor. Around 200 Golden Plovers were on Vatersay and a further 60 were at Eoligarry.

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BrianR

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Feb 7, 2017
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Willow Warblers were at Carinish and Langass, North Uist this morning. Also at Langass three Dunnocks close together were engaged in some antagonistic behaviour - 'wing-waving' and subdued songs at short intervals. This continued for 5 minutes or more before the birds dispersed.

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