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

Gallan Head, Isle of Lewis
A Lapland Bunting was there today

Mangersta, Isle of Lewis
32 Sooty Shearwaters flew south between 08:50 - 09:20

Corran Ormiclate, South Uist
130+ Black-tailed Godwits and 5 Ruff were on the machair this morning. c50 black-tailed Godwits were nearby on newly cut fields by Loch Bornish, A further 30 and a Ruff were on the machair

Bornish, South Uist
The ***Subalpine Warbler sp*** was again seen in a garden there

Askernish, South Uist
The Pied Flycatcher is still in the township

Traigh Mhor, Barra
An immature Pomarine Skua flew south early afternoon

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:55 - 10:20
Weather: Wind WSW f5-6, mix of cloud and sunny spells. Temp 13C.

A 3+ hour seawatch this morning produced 12 Red-throated Divers (S), 1 Black-throated Diver (S), 2 Great Northern Divers (S), 5 Leach's Petrel (S), 14 Fulmars (11S 3N). 1 Sooty Shearwater (S), 21 Manx Shearwaters (S), 301 Gannets (299S 2N), 151 Shag (42S 109N), 11 Kittiwakes (S), 1 *Sabine's Gull* [juvenile] (S at 09:01), 13 Guillemots (S) and 13 Razorbills (S).
Also present in the area were Red-throated Diver 3, Cormorant 6, Common Buzzard 1, Rock Dove 1, Peregrine 1*, Hooded Crow 1, Raven 4, Skylark 4, Wheatear 1, Pied Wagtail 1 and Meadow Pipit 22

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Stonechat (C) and courtesy of Graham Forsyth
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Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
While photographing colour ringed Oystercatchers on the beach, a Merlin took a Ringed Plover right in my line of sight. Sad for the Plover but the Merlin got a meal

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Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
The Western Bonelli's Warbler is still at Bolnabodach, Barra this afternoon but very elusive the breezy conditions.