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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 9th March 2018

Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis
An immature Glaucous Gull was there this morning

Loch Leurbost, Isle of Lewis
An Iceland Gull was seen there today

Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis
3CY Iceland Gull and a juvenile Glaucous Gull seen there today

Ness, Isle Lewis
7 Snow Buntings were in the Cross area again today

Balranald, North Uist
A 3CY Glaucous Gull and an adult Iceland Gull seen there this morning plus another 2 juvenile Glaucous Gulls were seen flying north. 8 Pintail (3 drakes, 5 ducks) were nearby on Loch nam Feithean.

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Weather: Wind WNW backing W f5, mostly bright and sunny. Temp 5.5C.
A two hour seawatch this morning produced 14 Eider (S), 2 Common Scoter (N - Females), 5 Long-tailed Ducks (S), 1 Red-breasted Merganser (S), 2 Fulmar (1S 1N), 17 Gannets (3S 14N), 67 Shag (14S 53N), 1 Cormorant (S), 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull (N), 8 Razorbills (S) and 7 auk sp (6S 1N).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 24, Wigeon 64, Teal 9, Tufted Duck 14, Red-breasted Merganser 4, Shag 21, Cormorant 27, Bar-tailed Godwit 26, Black-headed Gull 2 and Raven 6

South Glendale, South Uist
A male Siskin and Brambling are still in a garden there

Askernish, South Uist
A Water Rail is visiting a garden there

Castlebay, Barra
A Hawfinch was seen around the football pitch mid afternoon

Hawfinch courtesy of Ian Ricketts


Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
Some photos attached taken during a visit to the Rubh' Arnal area, North Uist this morning. Birds present included 19 pale-bellied Brent Geese, two leucistic Common Gulls, a small influx of Black-headed Gulls since last visit (at least 20), Iceland Gulls probably around 30 (gulls spread over a wide area), at least one Kumlien's Gull, and at least five Glaucous Gulls.
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Likes: Hawkeye


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
News from Tristan:-
Spring comes to the Isle of Lewis! First singing Skylark and Meadow Pipit heard on moorland near Stornoway today. Very few individuals of either species around so far, though.

Editors Comment:- signs of warmth on the way