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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th September 2019. Updated throughout the day

Hirta St Kilda
The female ***Snowy Owl*** and the white phase ***Snow Goose*** were still present today

Eoropie, Isle of Lewis
12 Lapland Buntings were on the machair to the north mid morning

Uig Sands, Isle of Lewis
75 pale-bellied Brent Geese were there this morning.

Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis
A Pied Flycatcher and Whinchat were at the north end of town

Loch Sandary, North Uist
A Ruff was there today

Loch Paible, North Uist
50 Pale-bellied brent Geese were on the loch and a further 60 were seen at Aird an Runair. Elsewhere on North Uist c50 pale-bellied Brent Geese flew south over the Committee Road, 10 flew west at Griminish Pier and 54 flew south-west over Clettrevalearly afternoon.

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:15 - 09:55
Weather: Wind WSW f5-6, mostly 8/8 cloud though a few brighter spells later in watch. Temp 13C

A near 3 hour seawatch this morning produced 282 Pale-bellied Brent Geese (S), 1 Red-throated Diver (S), 1 Great Northern Diver (S), 1 diver sp (S), 1 Storm Petrel (S), 4 Leach's Petrels (S), 3 Fulmars (S), 11 Manx Shearwaters (S), 65 Gannets (64S 1N), 12 Shag (N), 1 Cormorant (S), 4 Whimbrel (S), 21 Kittiwakes (S), 1 Great Skua (S), 1 Guillemot (S), 13 Razorbills (S) and 22 auk sp (S).
Also present in the area were Mallard 49, Red-throated Diver 1, Cormorant 11, Peregrine 1, Raven 7, Swallow 1, Pied Wagtail 1 and Meadow Pipit 6
 
Likes: John Hansford

Bruce

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Feb 25, 2017
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Mark Oksien found a Western Bonelli's Warbler at Bolnabodach, Barra this afternoon. It's elusive but has been calling from time to time. It's in trees by Aros Cottage, best viewed from path south-east of the property. Also 2 Lapland Buntings flew over and the 2w Iceland Gull was still at Castlebay.

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Likes: John Hansford

Hawkeye

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News from Andrew:-

No sign of the Subalpine Warbler today
7 Ruff and 6 Lapland Buntings on Ormiclate machair late afternoon but no sign of the Adult American GP seen there the other evening.
 

Hawkeye

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Feb 7, 2017
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News from Tristan:-

3-hr seawatch at Labost this morning, SW5 veering W6 with showers: Sooty Shearwater 4, Bonxie 5, Red-throated Diver 6, Brent Goose 17, Wigeon 4, Dunlin 30, Turnstone 13 and Golden Plover 8, all flying SW as usual. Also 12 Brent Geese in Bragar Bay later on