National Rarity 11th July 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, 11th July 2019. Updated throughout the day

Hirta, St Kilda
Late news:- The female ***Snowy Owl*** is still being seen occasionally, last report being on July 2nd

Balranald, North Uist
The Quail was again heard singing near the camp site this afternoon

Baleshare, North Uist
A 2CY Glaucous Gull flew north-west along the shore this morning

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:30 - 10:00
Weather: Wind S F3, 8/8 cloud and misty spells at first, gradually clearing with sunny spells. Temp 14C.

A 3+ hour seawatch this morning produced 5 Red-breasted Mergansers (S), 2 Red-throated Divers (S), 4 Storm Petrels (S), 6 Fulmars (S), 72 Manx Shearwaters (S), 114 Gannets (51S 64N), 1 Shag (N), 2 Kittiwakes (S), 6 Little Terns (N), 2 Common Terns (S), 3 Great Skuas (S), 12 Razorbills (S), 16 Puffins (S) and 10 auk sp (7S 3N).
Also present in the area were Cormorant 4, Common Buzzard 2, Ringed Plover 15, Arctic Tern 15, Raven 4, Sand Martin 2, Wheatear 2, Pied Wagtail 1, Meadow Pipit 4 and Twite 7

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Redpoll with young (C) & courtesy of Graham Forsyth
 

Bruce

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Feb 25, 2017
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A pair of Whinchats have bred on Barra this year. I heard the male singing on 2 occasions soon after it arrived but then it went quiet and with no sign of a female I figured that was that. But then today a female appeared in the same area with at least 3 juveniles.

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