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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th August 2020. Updated throughout the day

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:30-09:50Count type: seawatch
Weather: Wind SSE f5-6 increasing f6-7. 8/8 cloud, dull with continual rain, murky at sea. Temp 12- 13C.

A 3+ hour seawatch this morning produced 9 Fulmars (8S 1N), 13 Manx Shearwaters (9S 4N), 208 Gannets (197S 11N), 2 Cormorants (S), 13 Kittiwakes (S), 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull (S), 3 Commen Terns (S), 4 Arctic Twerns (S), 1 Razorbill (S) and 2 auk sp (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 32, Golden Plover 83, Black-headed Gull 16, Sand Martin 8
 
Likes: John Hansford

YvonneB

OH Bird Recorder
Feb 5, 2017
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Finally arrived back in the islands today after our forced exile in Cyprus. After arriving at Benbecula airport we collected the van (kindly delivered by @Bill Neill yesterday) and birded our way back south. Weather conditions pretty rubbish with 40 to 50mph winds and raining with poor visibility, temperature approximately 30C colder than Cyprus...

Very happy to find that the Spoonbill on Loch Bee had stayed. Fairly quiet elsewhere though quite a lot of gulls sheltering in groups out of the wind.

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Likes: John Hansford