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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 20th September 2018

New Tolsta, Isle of Lewis
Late news of a 1W *Mediterreanean Gull* seen yesterday evening on pools to the west of Triagh Ghearadha

Mangersta, Isle of Lewis
5 Sooty Shearwaters, 13 Scaup and 20 Black-throated Divers flew south past the point between 10.15 - 12.30

Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris
The drake Surf Scoter was seen again in the sound this morning

Loch Sandray, North Uist
A Pectoral Sandpiper and circa 70 Black-tailed Godwits were there this morning

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:45 - 10:40
Weather: Wind WSW F8 gust F9, 8/8 cloud, rain at first, odd showers later. Temp 10.5C.

A near 4 hour seawatch this morning in blustery conditions produced 10 Wigeon (S), 4 Teal (S), 26 Tufted Duck (S), 2 Scaup [males] (S), 1 Red-breasted Merganser (S), 8 Red-throated Divers (S), 4 Great Northern Divers (S), 1 Leach's Petrel (S), 4 Fulmars (S), 23 Manx Shearwaters (S), 507 Gannets (503S 4N), 1 Cormorant (S), 3 Golden Plovers (S - in off stormy seas), 9 Kittwakes (S), 2 Great Skuas (S), 2 Arctic Skuas (S), 4 Guillemots (S), 2 Razorbills (S), 1 Black Guillemot (S) and 3 auk sp.
Only a single Red-throated Diver was seen in the immediate area

Med Gull (C) and courtesy of Neil Osborne
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Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
Very little was moving SW past Aird an Runair, North Uist this morning but I only watched for an hour (08.15-09.15). A bit more was moving N but no count and difficult from watching position among the rocks. Total cloud cover with pulses of rain, some blue sky later and a WSW wind F7-8. Species included a Brent Goose, a flock of 11 Pintail, 36 Gannets (one juvenile), two Great Northen Divers, and three Golden Plover. On the stubble on the headland were 72 Black-tailed Godwits and at least 70 Turnstone.
Another 19 Black-tailed Godwits were at Loch Sandary, North Uist later in the morning.


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
91 pale-bellied Brents were new in at Traigh Mhor, Barra today included 7 colour ringed birds. Nearby the 2nd winter Med Gull was still at Eoligarry along with a Black-tailed Godwit.


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
News from Tony Marr at Ness

Pinkfooted Geese - A steady arrival NW-SE during the afternoon totalled 1,230 over Ness and a further 250 over Stornoway.
Sooty Shearwater – 3 E-W off the Butt (am)
Eurasian Teal – 100+ on Loch Stiapabhat
Eurasian Wigeon – 9
Whimbrel – 1 at the Butt
Black-tailed Godwit – one on Loch Stiapabhat