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

Grenitote, North Uist
The ***Snowy Owl*** is still to be found to the north of the picnic area

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:10 - 08:40
Weather: Wind SSW F4-5 veering WSW F5-6, 8/8 cloud with one short spell of light drizzle, temp 12C.

A 2.5 hour seawatch this morning produced 5 Storm Petrels (S), 20 Fulmars (19S 1N), 3 Sooty Shearwaters (S), 396 Manx Shearwaters (S), 149 Gannets (134S 15N), 2 Shag (1S 1N), 1 Whimbrel (S), 3 Common Terns (S), 7 Black Guillemots (S) and 1 auk sp (S). 3 Bottle-nosed dolphins were als seen heading south
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 6, Rock Dove 35 and Raven 3

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Snowy Owl (C) and courtesy of Scot O'Hara (Heatherlea)
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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
News from Bob Weymss, Isle of Lewis

An adult Little Stint at Loch Ordais. Also 5 Whimbrel and about 100 Sanderling, all adults.


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
The Ring-billed Gull was still showing well at Traigh Bhialais, Vatersay this evening, feeding a few metres off the beach among Herring and Common Gulls. 5 Sooty Shearwaters were lingering off Brevig this afternoon.



Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
News from Tony Marr, Ness, Isle of lewis

Butt of Lewis: Sea Watch (08.00-10.00) Clear with occasional squalls; SW F.5-6
Sooty Shearwater
– 3 E-W together at (08.50) during a sudden intense squall
Manx Shearwater – hundreds passing E-W far out, very difficult to see in the wave troughs

Lighthouse -
Willow Warbler – one inside the compound (am)

The Rose-coloured Starling was seen again at 9 Braighe Road, near the airport, in the morning.