15th February 2019

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th February 2019. Updated throughout the day

Lag Gorm, Baleshare
A juvenile Glaucous Gull was seen there this morning.

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:05 - 09:50
Weather: Wind S F6-7, 8/8 cloud, murky. Temp 8.1C.

A near 2 hour seawatch this morning produced 8 Eider (4S 4N), 14 Long-tailed Duck (S), 1 Red-throated Diver (S), 11 Gannets (8S 3N), 20 Shag (1S 19N), 3 Cormorants (S) and 1 Kittiwake (S).
Also present in the area were Wigeon 63, Tufted Duck 1, Red-throated Diver 1, Great Northern Diver 2 and Cormorant 13


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
The juvenile Iceland Gull that's been touring Barra for the past couple of weeks turned up among the sheep at feeding time at Traigh Mhor this afternoon. The 3w Glaucous Gull was still on the beach along with 19 Pale-bellied Brent Geese.



Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
Most birds again keeping their heads down in the blustery conditions but 104 Curlew at loch hallan was the highest number I have recorded. A juvenile Glaucous Gull was keeping out of the wind on the beach at Garrynamonie