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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st March 2018

Ness, Isle of Lewis
A single Snow Bunting was in the Cross area this morning increasing to 4 in the afternoon

Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis
A 3rd winter Kumlien's Gull was seen this afternoon.

Carinish, North Uist
A Jack Snipe was seen there today and another was seen by the road to the north of Grimsay.

South Glendale,South Uist
The male Brambling is still in a garden there

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
A 2.5 hour seawatch this morning produced 58 Eider (46S 12N), 19 Long-tailed Ducks (1S 18N), 1 Red-breasted Merganser (N), 10 Red-throated Divers (2S 8N), 1 Great Northern Diver (N), 88 Shag (6S 82N), 3 Cormorants (2S 1N), 19 Bar-tailed Godwits (N), 5 Razorbills (2S 3N) and 2 Raven (N - in off the sea from Barra).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 7, Shelduck 10, Wigeon 46, Teal 15, Tufted Duck 4, Red-throated Diver 2, Great Northern Diver 1, Shag 6, Cormorant 8, White-tailed Eagle 2 (adult & immature), Golden Plover 7, Snipe 4, Purple Sandpiper 70, Black-headed Gull 1, Rock Dove 4, Hooded Crow 4, Raven 20 and Twite 33


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
On Barra there were 4 juvenile Iceland gulls and 1 adult at Ardveenish. Another adult plus a 2nd winter flew north past Brevig this afternoon. A juvenile glaucous gull was off Ardmhor. 48 brent geese were still at Traigh Mhor and the 2 Greenland white-fronts were on Loch Tangasdale. Lapwings were more evident than previous days including a small flock arriving in off the sea at Brevig.

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