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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th December 2019. Updated throughout the day

Rubh' Arnal, North Uist
4 Iceland Gulls (3 juveniles and a 2CY), 83 Pale-bellied Brent Geese and 11 Snow Buntings were there today

Kyles Paible, North Uist
The two ***Cackling Geese*** were seen in the area this afternoon.

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:50 - 10:35
Weather: Wind W f6 easing to f4, 8/8 cloud, some light rain at first. Temp 8C.

A near 2 hour seawtch this morning produced 8 Eider (S), 1 Long-tailed Duck (S), 4 Red-throated Divers (3S 1N), 11 Gannets (7S 4N), 63 Shag (4S 59N), 3 Cormorants (S) and 2 Kittiwakes (S).
Also present in the area were Wigeon 22, Teal 5, Tufted Duck 6, Red-throated Diver 2, Great Northern Diver 2, Grey Heron 1, Cormorant 22, Curlew 8, Bar-tailed Godwit 10, Turnstone 21, Sanderling 14, Purple Sandpiper 33, Redshank 3, Merlin 1, Hooded Crow 3, Raven 4 and Rock Pipit 2
Likes: John Hansford


Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
A quiet day here on the patch at Askernish, probably due to the presence of 3 White-tailed Eagles, a Golden Eagle and a Merlin but it was good to see 12 Greenland White-fronts with Greylags at Loch Hallan
Likes: John Hansford