11th April 2019

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 11th April 2019. Updated throughout the day.

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Seawatch, 07:45 - 10:05
Weather: Wind SSE veering S f3-4. Bright and sunny. Temp 5 - 9C.

Whooper Swan 3N, Great Northern Diver 1S, Fulmar 1N, Manx Shearwater 2S, Gannet 28S 13N, Cormorant 4N, Black-tailed Godwit 4N, Kittiwake 11S, Razorbill 1S, Puffin 5S

Also present in the area: Pale-bellied Brent Goose 1, Barnacle Goose 7, Greylag Goose 2, Wigeon 7, Tufted Duck 8, Eider 18, Long-tailed Duck 12, Red-breasted Merganser 4, Great Northern Diver 8, Shag 9, Cormorant 22, Bar-tailed Godwit 7, Hooded Crow 1, Raven 3, Sand Martin 4, Wheatear 1, Pied Wagtail 1, Meadow Pipit 12, Twite 9

Bornish Machair, South Uist
8 Black-tailed Godwits and 2 Pintail.

South Glendale, South Uist
2 Common Redpolls
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Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
Some sightings on North Uist from Rubh' Arnal to Aird an Runair (visit for co-ordinated Raven count). In the Rubh' Arnal area there were four pale-bellied Brent Geese and 85 Ravens. At Loch Paible two pairs of Pintail while a Hooded Crow accompanied by a Jackdaw flew across the mouth of the loch to S (presumably the same bird that was near Aird an Runair yesterday). Three White Wagtails were on the beach while at Loch nam Feithean and nearby there were perhaps 2,000 Barnacle Geese (at one time put up by a White-tailed Eagle and definitely not as many in the area as yesterday), ten Pink-footed Geese, four Greenland White-fronted Geese and a flock of ten Black-tailed Godwits in flight.

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In the evening near Rubha nan Ron (Carinish shore) there was a Common/Arctic Tern sat on a rock. At some distance so no chance of specific identification.
Likes: YvonneB


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
On Barra there were 2 Jackdaws at Castlebay this morning. The number of Chiffchaffs and Willow Warblers increased again and a pair of Blackcaps were at Ardmhor, but I only saw 1 Redwing all day. The parvipes Canada Goose was still on Borve Point with about 80 Barnacle Geese. The Great Tit continued its travels, moving northwards; it was at Northbay when I arrived there this morning, then joined me at Ardmhor Plantation half an hour later. Next stop South Uist perhaps?
Likes: YvonneB
Mar 24, 2019
A few observations from today. A black throated diver at L Druidibeg, with 2 greenshank and 2 displaying hen harriers. A pair of buzzards and 12 raven also seen.
Golden eagle and WT Eagle to the E. of Gerenish. Sparrowhawk displaying at Langass Lodge, and a pair of hen harriers nearby. A peregrine, 2 sparrowhawks and 4-5 hen harriers along Committee rd, and a distant WT Eagle as well. 3-4 Buzzards also seen from the car park there.
8 Black tailed godwits at Balranald, and 14 at Coot Loch. There were 300 or so golden plover near Coot Loch.Wheatears seemed to have increased, with birds seen in several locations.
Likes: YvonneB