5th June 2019

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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th June 2019. Updated throughout the day

Barvas, Isle of Lewis
A Woodpigeon was seen there today

Ardivachar, South Uist
2 Whimbrel, 2 Knot, 150+ Bar-tailed Godwits and a Great Skua were there this morning

Clachan, South Uist
The Little Egret was at the north end of Loch Bee this morning and again late evening, viewed from the bridge

Loch Druidibeg, South Uist
An Osprey was seen there late morning

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:35 - 09:20
Weather: Wind NNE F5, 8/8 cloud, dull. Temp 8-9C

A near 3 hour seawatch this morning produced 3 Red-breasted Mergansers (S), 3 Red-throated Divers (2S 1N), 2 Great Northern Divers (N), 14 Fulmars (2S 12N), 62 Gannets (7S 55N), 6 Kittiwakes (N), 1 Arctic Skua (S), 2 Guillemots (N), 28 Razorbills (N) and 46 auk sp (8S 38N).
Also present in the area were Eider 8, Cormorant 9, Whimbrel 4, Curlew 1, Sanderling 18, Dunlin 7, Black-headed Gull 35, Arctic Tern 12, Rock Dove 8 and Raven 2

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Stonechats (C) and courtesy of Graham Forsyth
 
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MisterT

Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
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Black-tailed Godwits have been in short supply this year so to find one at Frobost was unexpected and the fact that it was colour ringed was a bonus. It’s not a colour combination that I recognise so it will be interesting to find out where it was ringed.

Note:- looks like it was ringed in France

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Bruce

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Feb 25, 2017
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Not much change on Barra today. The Pied Flycatcher was still at Creachan, giving a few bursts of song in the brighter bits of the day. The Iceland Gull was still at Craigston and the Tree Sparrow was still at Brevig.
 
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