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

St Kilda
The ***Snowy Owl*** is again there, seen near the Lovers Stone this evening

Loch Bhrusda, Berneray
The ***Lesser Yellowlegs*** still present today, seen at 11.30 and then again at 16.00.

Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis
A *White-billed Diver* was seen off the harbour wall early evening.

Iochar, South Uist
The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was by the road again on Loch an Os

Paiblesgarry, North Uist
2 Dotterel remain there today

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:20 - 09:25
Weather: Wind E F2-3, mostly bright sunny periods.Temp 7 - 10C.

A three hour seawatch this morning produced 4 Red-throated Divers (2S 2N), 2 Great Northern Divers (N), 5 Fulmars (N), 2 Manx Shearwaters (1S 1N), 207 Gannets (82S 125N), 2 Shag (1S 1N), 2 Cormorants (N), 12 Kittiwakes (9S 4N) and 43 auk sp (4S 39N). A Sand Martin was also seen heading North out to sea.
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 2, Eider 20, Great Northern Diver 7, Shag 2, Cormorant 15, Common Buzzard 1, Whimbrel 1, Black-headed Gull 26, Common Gull 70, Great Black-backed Gull 5, Herring Gull 68, Arctic Tern 15, Wheatear 5, Pied Wagtail 1, Meadow Pipit 4

Snowy Owl courtesy of Cairan Hatsell
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Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
A quiet day here in Stornoway today with 2 Great Skuas at the landfill site, a Whitethroat at Marybank and just 9 Long-tailed Duck and a Shelduck at Loch Branahuie. I spent most of the day in Stornoway woods where there were numerous Blackcaps and 4 Siskin. I was also very pleasantly surprised to find a pair of Grey Wagtails feeding nestlings

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