Scottish Rarity 16th May 2019

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th May 2019. Updated throughout the day

Bolnabadoch, Barra
A **Purple Heron** was at Loch an Ali this morning and again late afternoon

Butt of Lewis
A Dotterel was seen 800 metres to the west of the lighthouse this afternoon

Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of lewis
3 Ruff were seen there early afternoon

Clachan Sands, North Uist
An Arctic Skua and 2 House Martins were seen there today

Loch Eaval, North Uist
An Osprey flew over 16:30 today

Loch Mor, Benbecula
An adult Little Gull was around the loch and a Little Egret was nearby on Loch Fada

Iochar, South Uist
A Whinchat was there today

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:30 - 08:20
Weather: Wind SSE F3, 8/8 cloud, Temp 15C.

A near 2 hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Black-throated Diver (N), 7 Great Northern Divers (3S 4N), 2 Fulmars (N), 7 Manx Shearwaters (S), 55 Gannets (46S 9N), 12 Kittiwakes (4S 8N), 1 Black-headed Gull (S), 1 Sandwich Tern (S), 6 Razorbills (N), 1 Puffin (S) and 26 auk sp (28S 8N).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 5, Wigeon 2, Tufted Duck 9, Eider 6, Red-breasted Merganser 1, Great Northern Diver 2, Cormorant 7, Arctic Tern 20 and Sand Martin 1


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
It's been a good day on Barra. Our 3rd Tree Pipit of the spring was at Creachan early in the morning along with 5 Siskins. There had clearly been a small arrival of Woodpigeons with about 8 in odd places (ie away from breeding sites). Then at 9am an adult Purple Heron was found at Loch an Ali, remaining in this small reed lined loch until at least early evening, though it's generally elusive. A 2cy Iceland Gull and a Little Egret were both at Allasdale this afternoon. The wait for the Purple Heron to show again was livened up in the late afternoon when an Osprey flew over. House Martins were again a feature including 2 at Garrygall, 8 at Northbay, 6 at Creachan and 1 at Cuithir. Single Spotted Flycatchers were at Glen and Northbay.

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