11th November 2018

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 11th November 2018. Updated throughout the day

South Glendale, South Uist
4 Blackcaps (3 Females, 1 Male) were still in a garden there

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:05 - 10:45
Weather: Wind SSE F4, 8/8 cloud, dull with occasional showers. Temp 9C.

A 2+ hour seawatch this morning produced 5 Eider (S), 3 Long-tailed Duck (2S 1N), 33 Red-throated Divers (27S 6N), 14 Great Northern Divers (13S 1N), 77 Gannets (74S 3N), 26 Shag (2S 24N), 1 Cormorant (S), 2 Kittiwakes (S), 4 Black-headed Gulls (S), 7 Guillemots (S), 1 Razorbill (S) and 16 auk sp (S).
Also present in the area were Wigeon 63, Teal 6, Tufted Duck 6, Long-tailed Duck 1, Goldeneye 2, Red-throated Diver 6, Great Northern Diver 3, Cormorant 16, Hen Harrier [male] 1, Common Buzzard 1, Golden Plover 3, Rock Pipit 1
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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
News from Andrew, South Uist

Immature rook at Stoneybridge with 4 hoodies.
Slav grebe and 36 whoopers on West Loch Ollay
Slav grebe, 2 imm scaup, 2 female pintail, 1 coot, 172 whoopers (& 91 mutes) and c300 wigeon on Stilligarry Loch.
36 goldfinches at Drimsdale.
1 brambling still in my garden.


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
The Canada Goose was still at Borve today along with 2 Pink-footed Geese and c200 Barnacle Geese. 2 Chiffchaffs and 2 Bramblings were at Castlebay and a single Brambling was at Northbay. Roughly 4-500 Redwings were on the island, mostly scattered over the machair on the west side. The Brent Goose flock at Traigh Mhor increased to 28. 2 Whooper Swans were still on Loch an Duin and 24 were on Loch Tangasdale along with 33 Wigeon (a good count for here).