National Rarity 3rd April 2018

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 3rd April 2018. Updated throughout the day

St Kilda
The ***Hooded Merganser*** has returned to the fire pond on Hirta after an absence of a couple of days

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Weather: Wind ENE F5-6, 8/8 cloud, quite dull, temp 3.5 - 4C
A near three hour seawatch this morning produced 9 Eider (2S 7N), 1 Common Scoter (S), 8 Long-tailed Duck (4S 4N), 2 Red-throated Divers (N), 27 Gannets (6S 21N), 52 Shag (4S 48N), 7 Cormorants (N), 17 Razorbills (6S 11N) and 3 auk sp (N).
Also present in the area were Wigeon 44, Tufted Duck 4, Eider 20, Red-breasted Merganser 2, Red-throated Diver 1, Great Northern Diver 5, Shag 18, Cormorant 17, Common Buzzard 1, Purple Sandpiper 4, Kumlien's Gull (3CY) 1, Hooded Crow 2 and Raven 19
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Chris Johnson

Senior Member
Feb 11, 2017
In North Bay this morning on the high-tide a Glaucous Gull.
This afternoon at Ardivachar two juvenile Sea Eagles flew quite high heading towards North Uist.
Likes: Hawkeye


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
On Barra today, my first white wagtail of the spring was at Earsary and a wheatear was at Glen. A fieldfare was on the shore at Brevig. At Ardveenish there was an adult and 2 juvenile Iceland gulls. Yesterday 3+ manx shearwaters flew north past Brevig.

Likes: Hawkeye


Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
There was also a White Wagtail at Loch Paible, North Uist this morning. Four Pintail flew off to the S and a Glaucous Gull was at the mouth of the loch.
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A few more Redwings around today and Rob Fuller noted five Fieldfare at Clachan-a-Luib yesterday.
Likes: Hawkeye