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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th August 2019. Updated throughout the day

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:10 - 10:05
Weather: Wind SW f5-6, 5/8 cloud with isolated shower at first, becoming bright and sunny. Temp 13-15C

A near 4 hour seawatch this morning produced 2 Great Northern Divers (S), 6 Storm Petrels (S), 103 Fulmars (94S 9N), 6 Sooty Shearwaters (S), 375 Manx Shearwaters (S), 208 Gannets (S), 1 Shag (N), 1 Cormorant (S), 6 Kittiwakes (S), 3 Common Terns (S) and 3 Great Skuas (S).
Also seen in the area were Greylag Goose 240, Cormorant 7, Common Buzzard 1, Curlew 1, Black-tailed Godwit 8, Turnstone 19, Knot 2, Peregrine 1, Raven 4, Pied Wagtail 9 and White Wagtail 5

Two Ruff was nearby on Bornish machair
 

Bruce

Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
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The 2cy Iceland Gull was on the beach at Craigston, Barra today; the first time I've seen it for nearly a month. A seawatch off Brevig this afternoon in seemingly ideal conditions (SSW force 7-8 with showers) produced a couple of Storm Petrels but Manx Shearwaters barely reached 100 per hour with similar totals for Fulmar. Both Manx Shearwaters and Fulmars usually occur here in much higher numbers, even in the calmest of conditions, so todays counts were rather disappointing.