National Rarity 17th June 2018

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Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
Kathy found an adult Rose-coloured Starling at Borve, Barra this afternoon. It was initially on the hillside above the campsite before moving out onto the machair near the cemetery in the company of about 200 Starlings. It could be the Vatersay bird moving north, or just as likely a new individual. Also today at least 1 Spotted Flycatcher still at Creachan. This year there are 5 Blackcap territories around the island; the first juveniles of the season were at Creachan.

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 17th June 2018. Updated throughout the day

St Kilda
The female ***Snowy Owl*** was again seen on Hirta at Mullach Geal this morning. A Sooty Shearwater was also seen at offshore to the NE of Boreray

Tarbet, Isle of Harris
A Rose-coloured Starling was seen there today

Garynahine, Isle of Lewis
An Osprey was seen there this afternoon

Aird an Runair,North Uist
A female Red-necked Phalarope flew south this afternoon.

Stinky Bay,Benbecula
A 2CY Iceland Gull was there this morning.

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 05:25 - 10:05
A 4+ hour seawatch this morning produced 4 Red-throated Divers (2S 2N), 11 Great Northern Divers (4S 7N), 4 Storm Petrels (S), 7 Fulmars (S), 180 Manx Shearwaters (149S 31N), 253 Gannet (231S 22N), 1 Shag (N), 1 Cormorant (S), 24 Kittiwakes (23S 1N), 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull (S), 123 Guillemots (S), 147 Razorbills (S), 19 Puffins (S) and 271 auk sp (251 S 20N).
Also present in the area were Wigeon 2, Cormorant 14, Whimbrel 2, Sanderling 12, Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 and Arctic Tern 18
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