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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 14th June 2018

West Kilbride, South Uist
A Grasshopper Warbler was calling there today

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 05:25 - 09:30
Weather: Wind W F 8-9, 8/8 cloud with rain for most of the time

A 4 hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Red-throated Diver (S), 8 Great Northern Divers (S), 2 Storm Petrels (S), 124 Fulmars (S), 378 Manx Shearwaters (366S 12N), 411 Gannets (403S 8N), 61 Kittiwakes (S), 1 Great Skua (S), 32 Guillemots (S), 25 Razorbills (S) and 58 auk sp (57S 1N).
Also present in the area were Whimbrel 3, Black-headed Gull 30, Great Black-backed Gull 6, Iceland Gull [2CY] 1, Herring Gull 165, Lesser Black-backed Gull 5, Arctic Tern 34 [including 16 newly arrived 2CY birds] and Pied Wagtail 1
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Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
On Frobost beach this afternoon, in the wind, there was the unusual sight of 12 Sand Martins standing amongst the seaweed on the strand line picking up flies as they were blown towards them! There was also a 2cy Iceland Gull with the many Herring and Common Gulls on the beach

Juvenile Pied Wagtail finding shelter in the garden
Likes: YvonneB


Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
In a much later morning seawatch (to John's at Rubha Ardvule) at Aird an Runair, North Uist, 57 Fulmars, 205 Gannets, 94 Manx Shearwaters and two Great Skuas flew N in 2 hours. Also my first 2CY Arctic Tern. In addition to John D's observations the Glaucous Gull was present and there was a ♀ Red-necked Phalarope on the shore.


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
After a couple of weeks of searching, we found an adult Rose-coloured Starling among the rocks on the beach at Caolas, Vatersay this evening. It's hanging out with about 30 Starlings and occasionally moving out onto the machair.

Likes: YvonneB