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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 12th May 2018. Updated throughout the day

Caolas, Vatersay
The ***Lesser Yellowlegs*** was still present in the bay this morning (see Bruce's post below)

Aird an Runair, North Uist
A ***Semipalmated Sandpiper*** seen on the beach this afternoon

Reef, Isle of Lewis
3 Common Redpolls and a Redwing were seen there today

Paiblesgarry, North Uist
3 Dotterel are still on the machair there

Stinky Bay, Benbecula
3 Black-tailed Godwits were there today

Orasaigh, South Uist
A Turtle Dove was seen around the fish factory early afternoon

Smercleit, South Uist
16 Whimbrel were seen there

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Semi-palmated Sandpiper courtesy of John McInnes
 

MisterT

Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
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14 Whimbrel, 1 White Wagtail and 3 Greenland Wheatears on the machair at Frobost and still c300 Sanderling on the beach late afternoon

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BrianR

Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
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I had forgotten to take my phone when I went to pick the paper up from Bayhead shop and on my home luckily bumped into Barry Barnacal who had just arrived. He told me about the Semipalmated Sandpiper at Aird an Runair and we had good views. Photos are Barry's.
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Bruce

Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
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There was a yellow wagtail on Vatersay this morning, on the ploughed strip near the cemetery. The lesser yellowlegs was again showing well in the bay at Caolas. Blackcaps were singing at Creachan, Brevig, Garrygall and Northbay and at least 8 chiffchaffs were singing around Barra. Another was singing in the township at Vatersay. A single Iceland gull was still at Ardveenish.

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