13th April 2019

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 13th April 2019. Updated throughout the day.

Today saw the first of the Voluntary Seabirds at Sea (VSAS) surveys. Three teams are covering Oban - Barra, and Ullapool - Stornoway and Kennacraig - Islay.

Observer on Calmac's MV Loch Seaforth, Danni Thompson said "It was puffin central on the Ullapool-Stornoway crossing. Highlights included more bonxies and a Manx shearwater. Fulmars, kittiwakes and gannets aplenty too".
Mar 24, 2019
A late post for the 13th.

Male merlin at Balranald, and a mixed flock of 250+ twite and linnet on the Machair there. About 6 sand martin hunting in the lee of the dunes.
Likes: YvonneB