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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th March 2018

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

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
1 Kumlien's Gull, 4 Glaucous Gulls and at least 28 Iceland Gulls at Goat Island this afternoon. A little Grebe was at Cuddy Point

South Galson, Isle of Lewis
A 2CY Glaucous Gull seen on the foreshore today.

Baleshare, North Uist
85 pale-bellied Brent Geese and a juvenile Glaucous Gull were on the island this morning.

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Weather: Wind E F4, 8/8 cloud, temp 2.0C - 2.4C.
A near 3 hour seawatch this morning produced 40 Eider (33S 7N), 8 Long-tailed Duck (3S 5N), 5 Red-throated Divers (2S 3N), 8 Gannets (N), 80 Shag (12S 68N), 2 Cormorants (S), 11 Razorbills (S), 1 Black Guillemot (S) and 3 auk sp (N).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 2, Mute Swan 1, Shelduck 12, Wigeon 43, Teal 65, Eider 5, Red-breasted Merganser 1, Red-throated Diver 1, Great Northern Diver 2, Shag 47, Cormorant 8, Lapwing 53, Golden Plover 46, Snipe 16, Purple Sandpiper 56, Black-headed Gull 4, Common Gull 350, Great Black-backed Gull 18, Glaucous Gull 4 (2CYs) , Kumlien's Gull 1 (3CY), Iceland Gull 2 (adult + 3CY), Herring Gull 200, Hooded Crow 3, Raven 22, Skylark 1, Rock Pipit 1 and Twite 25

Ardveenish, Barra
At least 1 Iceland Gull still present today


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Kumlien's and Iceland Gulls courtesy of Tristan ap Rheinallt
 

BrianR

Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
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Difficult to obtain an accurate count but there were probably a similar number of Iceland and Glaucous Gulls in the Rubh' Arnal area, North Uist to the count a few days ago.
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Also present were 29 pale-bellied Brent Geese and a Lapland Bunting was near the fish dump.
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