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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Ness, Isle of Lewis
2 Snow Buntings were in the Cross area this morning

Orasaigh, North Uist
Circa 20 Snow Buntings were seen there this morning.

Hougharry, North Uist
A 2nd winter Glaucous Gull was seen there and 4+ Pintail were nearby on Loch nam Feithean.

Carinish, North Uist
A Jack Snipe was seen there today

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

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
A 1.5 hour seawatch this morning produced 54 Eider (51S 3N), 10 Long-tailed Ducks (S), 5 Red-throated Divers (3S 2N), 9 Gannets (2S 7N), 113 Shag (21S 92N), 5 Cormorants (3S 2N), 35 Bar-tailed Godwits (N) and 1 Razorbill (N).
Also in the area were Greylag Goose 2, Shelduck 8, Wigeon 36, Tufted Duck 8, Goldeneye 1, Red-throated Diver 1, Great Northern Diver 1, Shag 19, Cormorant 18, Black-headed Gull 1, Glaucous Gull 1 (2CY), Peregrine 1, Hooded Crow 4 and Raven 6


Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
At Rubh' Arnal, North Uist this morning there were 26 pale-bellied Brent Geese (including the colour-ringed bird), four Black-headed Gulls, possibly as many as 30 Iceland Gulls (at least two were kumlieni) and 19 Glaucous Gulls. It was extremely difficult to get an accurate count as a White-tailed Eagle was causing a great deal of disturbance.
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