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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th October 2020. Updated throughout the day

Clachan, North Uist
A Yellow-browed Warbler was there today

Clachan Farm, North Uist
A Pied Flycatcher was seen there this afternoon

Langass Lodge, North Uist
A Barred Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler Chiffchaff, Blackcap and three Bramblings were seen there this morning. 14 Barnacle Geese flew east.

Lochmaddy, North Uist
A Water Rail was there today

Baleshare, North Uist
The four **Blue-winged Teal** were seen this morning on Loch na Paisg

The Range, South Uist
The Pectoral Sandpiper was again by the pools opposite Launch Area 2

South Glendale, South Uist
25 Fieldfare were there this morning.

Creachan Woods, Barra
A ***Red-flanked Bluetail*** was seen there this afternoon Only the second record for Outer Hebrides, the first being on Lewis in March 2012
Likes: John Hansford


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
News from Andrew:

Pec sand still at LA2 on the Range this morning.
c15 Lapland buntings on the machair at Ardivachar/Kilaulay area.
GC grebe still off Balgarva with at least 4 slavonian grebes there..
Ring Ouzel, 20 Fieldfare and 70 redwings in the Howmore/Howbeg area.

Yellow-browed warbler, 2 goldcrest, 3 blackcap, chiffchaff, 8 fieldfare, 60 redwing, 8 brambling in my garden this morning, also influx of blackbirds with 22 seen first thing.. Finch roost this eve was 48 goldfinch, 15 chaffinch, 8 Branbling, 18 greenfinch, c30 linnet, 6 lesser redpoll.

A few geese south over Bornish this morning - 10 Greenland white-fronts and 2 flocks totalling 48 barnacles.
Likes: John Hansford


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
News from Ness

Major movements of Redwings through the day.

Port of Ness
Treecreeper - one in a Port of Ness garden (10.19) was later found dead (11.37) below a window of a neighbouring property.
Goldcrest – 2
Lesser Whitethroat – 1
Hawfinchone went to roost in evening (as previous day); one seen earlier in nearby Knockaird
Redwing – 100+ in gardens
Starling – a fine evening murmuration of 1,000 gathering in Port of Ness preparing to go to roost along nearby cliffs

Ringtail Hen Harrier – 1
Peregrine – 1
White-tailed Eagle – juv.
Redwing – 100+ arriving

South Dell
Yellow-browed Warbler – 1
Long-tailed Tit6 (3 seen yesterday)
Blackcap – male
Lesser Redpoll – 1
Goldcrest – Chiffchaff – 1

Redwing 2,000+ in the area around the Dell River in mid afternoon, many appearing to move on southwards
Likes: John Hansford