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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th February 2018

Coot Loch, Benbecula
The drake *Ring-necked Duck* is still to be found there (see post below)

Grenitote, North Uist
A Lapland Bunting and 50+ Snow Buntings seen on the machair there

Ness, Isle of Lewis
22 Snow Buntings present this morning

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Snow Buntings courtesy of Sam Hawkins
 

Hawkeye

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News from Andrew Stevenson:-
The drake ring-necked duck on Coot Loch again today, also a drake scaup, 7 shoveler and 8 gadwall.

Adult Iceland gull in Stinky Bay. 3 Greenland white-fronts at Loch Balfindlay.

Single Lapland bunting with skylarks on the range at Ardivachar.

100+ Greenland white-fronts and c40 barnacles on west side of Loch Bee.

1st w glaucous at West Gerinish.

1st w glaucous and 1st w Iceland gulls at Peninerine.

Yesterday 2x1st w glaucous gulls on south side of Ardvule.

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Bruce

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Feb 25, 2017
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On Barra, a little auk was on the sea off Craigston this morning. While I was watching it, an adult Iceland gull did a close fly-past along the beach. Another adult Iceland gull was in the bay at Brevig this afternoon. 2 juvenile icelands and a second winter glaucous gull were at Ardveenish. The pink-footed goose and 2 Greenland white-fronts were still among the greylags at Cleat and 15 snow buntings were still at the airport. There seemed to be more redwings around today.

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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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News from Tristan:-

An obvious 2cy Kumlien's Gull at Goat Island, Stornoway, this afternoon. Also a more debatable 3cy bird with faint Kumlien's-type primary pattern. In total at least 25 Iceland & 4 Glaucous Gulls but possibly more as area swarming with gulls today.

A Little Grebe was at the head of the inner harbour (Bayhead).

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BrianR

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Feb 7, 2017
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More 'white-winged' gulls at Baleshare beach, North Uist this morning - at least one Iceland and six Glaucous.
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