15th May 2019

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

Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis
An Osprey was there this evening [see @VickyA post]

Carloway, Isle of Lewis
A Hoopoe was seen at Borrowston late afternoon

Locheport, North Uist
A Pochard was seen there today

Sollas, North Uist
An Osprey flew over the north end of the Committee Road today

Claddach Vallay, North Uist
A House Martin was seen there today

Grenitote, North Uist
22 Grey Plover were at Traigh Ear

Loch Sandary, North Uist
A male Ruff (orange and black) was around the loch

Balranald, NorthLoch
A single Dotterel was seen this morning with 4 seen in the afternoon. 3 Purple Sandpipers, 4 Little Terns and a House Martin were also present

Kilpheder, South Uist
34 Whimbrel were on the machair this morning

Loch Mor, Benbecula
A Little Egret and 3 Black-tailed Godwits were there today

Askernish, South Uist
2 Common Redpoll visiting feeders this evening

Smeircleit, South Uist
A drake Garganey was seen on Loch Briste early this morning. A Grasshooper Warbler was also heard reeling

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Osprey (C) and courtesy of Sam Hawkins
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Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
On Barra there was another Hawfinch at Ardmhor plantation this morning. I was standing under a tree watching 2 Spotted Flycatchers where it flew in and briefly landed on a branch about 2 feet above my head, before flying off through the canopy. There were at least 3 Siskins there too. At Northbay there was a Tree Pipit, 3 Siskins, 2 House Martins and the long-staying Great Tit. A Spotted Flycatcher was at Eoligarry. 2 House Martins were at Castlebay and at least 1 was around Brevig.
The first juvenile House Sparrows appeared in my garden 2 days ago and juvenile Goldcrests were out of their nest at Northbay yesterday.

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Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
40+ Swallows circling around the house here at Askernish late this evening, probably looking for somewhere to roost for the night