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

Butt of Lewis
A ***Long-billed Dowitcher*** was feeding by the roadside pool just before the lighthouse

Labost, Isle of Lewis
40 Sooty Shearwaters flew south this morning

Seilebost, Isle of Harris
A juvenile little Stint was there this evening

Clachan Sands, North Uist
A Dotterel was in fields to the North West of B893 amongst Golden Plovers

Balranald, North Uist
An adult **White-rumped Sandpiper** was seen on the shore today

Borve, Benbecula
A Pectoral Sandpiper was on flooded fields by Borve Guest House

Bornish South Uist
The male ***Subapline warbler sp**** was again seen in a garden there

Balgarva, South Uist
2 ***Semipalmated Sandpipers*** [adult and Juvenile] were on mudflats between the Goulan and Hebridean Jewellery. A Curlew Sandpiper was also in the area
Note:- The adult Semipalmated Sandpiper was later identified as an adult Little Stint

Ormiclate, South Uist
A Turtle Dove was in stubble fields at the south end of the machair

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:45 - 10:20
Weather: Wind WSW f6 gust 7, Mostly cloudy with brief shower, some brighter spells. Temp 13-14C.

A 3+ hour seawatch this morning produced 6 Common Scoters (S), 9 Red-throated Divers (S), 2 Leach'e Petrel (S), 8 Fulmars (S), 12 Sooty Shearwaters (S), 76 Manx Shearwaters (S), 1112 Gannets (S), 42 Shag (S), 2 Cormorants (S), 24 Kittiwakes (S), 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull (S), 2 Arctic Terns (S), 3 Great Skuas (S), 1 Arctic Skua (S), 15 Guillemots (S) and 9 auk sp (S)

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Subalpine Warbler sp (C) and courtesy of Andrew Stevenson

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Long-billed Dowitcher (C) and courtesy of Tristan ap Rheinallt
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Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
Compared to the other islands it was relatively quiet on Barra today. A flock of c50 Pale-bellied Brent Geese flew south-east past Eoligarry this afternoon, a 1st winter Sandwich Tern and 4 Arctic Terns were at Traigh Mhor, the 2w Iceland Gull was at Castlebay and Whitethroats were at Creachan and Brevig.
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