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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th August 2019. Updated throughout the day

Lower Barvas Isle of Lewis
14 Woodpigeon were seen there today

Bragar Bay, Isle of Lewis
3 Great Northern Divers and a Ruff were seen there this morning

Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris
110 Common Scoters were there today

Loch Sandary, North Uist
63 Black-tailed Godwits were there today

Locheport, North Uist
The Rose-coloured Starling is still visiting a garden there

Triagh Mhor, Barra
A Little Stint was there this morning

Brevig, Barra
2264 Manx Shearwaters flew south in 1 hour this morning [see @Bruce post below]

Aird a Chaolis, Vatersay
20 Sooty Shearwaters flew south in a 2 hours today [see @Bruce post below]

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 05:35 - 08:45
Weather: Wind S veering SSW then W F3-4. Heavy rain initially, gradually easing off. Very dull. Temp 12-14C.

A 3+ hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Red-throated Diver (S), 24 Storm Petrels (S), 99 Fulmars (96S 3N), 1 Sooty Shearwater (S), 94 Manx Shearwaters (S), 113 Gannets (111S 2N), 3 Shag (N), 42 Kittiwakes (S), 1 Arctic Tern (S), 1 Great Skua (N), 1 Arctic Skua (S), 1 Black Guillemot (S), and 1 Puffin (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 34, Eider 2, Great Black-backed Gull 21, Lesser Black-backed Gull 1, Rock Dove 6, Raven 11, White Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail 5 and Meadow Pipit 32

Two Ruff were still nearby on Bornish machair

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Rose-coloured Starling & Little Stint (c) and courtesy of Ani George & Ian Ricketts
Likes: John Hansford


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
What a difference a day makes. After yesterdays poor showing, Manx Shearwaters were moving in large numbers today. 2264 flew south past Brevig in the hour up to 8am. A 2 hour watch off the west side of Vatersay around mid morning produced 352 Manx per hour along with 168 Fulmars per hour, plus 20 Sooty Shearwaters, a Puffin, 6 Great Skuas and a flock of 15 Oystercatchers all going south. An Arctic Tern was on East Beach. Back on Barra the Iceland Gull was still at Craigston.