National Rarity 16th August 2018

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BrianR

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Feb 7, 2017
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Some photos of the Aird an Runair, North Uist Bonaparte's Gull discovered yesterday.
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There did not appear to be much moving S during a brief seawatch but a group of at least 40 Oystercatchers was notable.

Later on the south side of Loch Paible there were a dozen Black-tailed Godwits.
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Hawkeye

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Feb 7, 2017
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Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 16th August 2018. Updated throughout the day

Howmore, South Uist
A Great Tit was seen there this morning

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 05:50 - 09:25
Weather: Wind SW veering WSW F5-6, initially 8/8 cloud, becoming bright and sunny with occasional showers. Temp 12 - 14C.

A 3+ hour seawatch this morning produced 26 Storm Petrels (S), 42 Fulmars (S), 6 Sooty Shearwaters (S), 472 Manx Shearwaters (S), 350 Gannets (45S 5N), 44 Black-tailed Godwits (S), 7 Kittiwakes (S), 1 Arctic Tern (S) and 3 Black Guillemots (S),
 

Bruce

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Feb 25, 2017
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A 2 hour seawatch from the west side of Vatersay this morning produced 11 Sooty Shearwaters and c800 Manx Shearwaters going south. There were several flocks of waders also going south out over the sea including 40 Redshank, 15 Oystercatchers and 7 Whimbrel. A further 2 hour watch from Tangasdale during the late afternoon saw an increase in the flow of Manx with c2200 logged and at least 6 Sooty Shearwaters and 4 Arctic Terns all going south.