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Hawkeye

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

Ness, Isle of Lewis
3 Snow Buntings were at in the Cross area today.

Balranald, North Uist
The small Canada Goose was with the Barnacle Geese and 5 Pintail were on Loch nam Feithean.

Loch Paible,North Uist
2 Iceland Gulls (adult + sub adult) were seen there this morning. A juvenile Glaucous Gull was nearby on the machair at Sollas.

Scotvein, Grimsay
3 Fieldfares were there today .

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Weather: Wind E F3 dropping to F2, 8/8 cloud. Temp 3.5C - 4.9C.
A 2.75 hour seawatch this morning produced 2 Wigeon (N), 12 Eider (8S 4N), 1 Long-tailed Duck (N), 2 Red-breasted Mergansers (S), 12 Red-throated Divers (5S 7N), 15 Gannets (5S 10N), 89 Shag (14 S 75N), 2 Cormorants (S), 4 Razorbills (1S 3N), 2 auk ap (1S 1N) and 17 Oystercatchers (N) in 3 groups of 10, 4 & 3. This is the first sign of spring passage over the sea.
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 29, Wigeon 22, Teal 10, Tufted Duck 14, Long-tailed Duck 7, Red-throated Diver 3, Great Northern Diver 7, Shag 14, Cormorant 34, Bar-tailed Godwit 28, Curlew 12, Turnstone 89, Purple Sandpiper 22, Black-headed Gull 2, Kumlien's Gull 1 (3CY), Razorbill 2, Merlin 1 and Rock Pipit 2

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

BrianR

Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
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A ♂ Green-winged Teal was at Loch a' Roe, North Uist this morning. Presumably the same bird that has been on Loch Sandary recently (since 2015 has turned up on Loch a' Roe in the spring after being seen in the winter on Loch Sandary/Loch nam Feithean).
 

Bruce

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Feb 25, 2017
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2 adult Iceland gulls were still on Vatersay this afternoon. On Barra, 4 woodcock and 2 woodpigeons were at Bolnabadach. Ian reported seeing the red-necked grebe off Ardmhor again today.

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