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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd March 2018

Ness, Isle of Lewis
9 Snow Buntings were in the Cross area this morning

Coot Loch. Benbecula
The drake *Ring-necked Duck* and the Pochard are still be found on the loch

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Weather: Wind E backing ENE F6, initially 8/8 cloud, sunny periods later. Temp 2.9C.
A two hour seawatch this morning produced 24 Pale Bellied Brent Geese (N), 15 Eider (4S 11N), 1 Long-tailed Duck (N), 9 Red-breasted Mergansers (N), 4 Red-throated Divers (N), 11 Gannets (2S 9N), 86 Shag (14S 72N), 2 Cormorants (S), 4 auk sp (S) and 1 Raven (W - in off the sea)
Also present in the area were Mute Swan 1, Shelduck 9, Wigeon 51, Teal 34, Tufted Duck 2, Eider 18, Long-tailed Duck 5, Great Northern Diver 2, Shag 17, Cormorant 20, Common Buzzard 1, Golden Plover 11, Purple Sandpiper 55, Black-headed Gull 1, Common Gull 200, Glaucous Gull 2 (juveniles), Raven 13 and Twite 13

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


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
13 snow buntings were again by the airport buildings on Barra this morning. A juv Iceland gull was at Eoligarry, 2 more were at Ardveenish and another flew north at Brevig, whilst 2 adults were around Vatersay causeway. The jack snipe was still near the football pitch at Castlebay. There was also a small arrival of black-headed gulls and redwings.