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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th September 2020. Updated throughout the day

Butt of Lewis
20 Lapland Buntings were there today

Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis
The juvenile ***Semipalmated Sandpiper*** was again seen on the beach this morning

Oban Trumisgarry, North Uist
The Little Egret was still in the area this morning

Grenitote, North Uist
Five Black-tailed Godwits were there this morning

Sollas, North Uist
A Barnacle Goose was amongst the Greylags earlier today

Loch Paible, North Uist
A Lapland Bunting, Pectoral Sandpiper and Wood Sandpiper were seen there this morning

Balranald, North Uist
Two Lapland Buntings were seen on the track across the reserve while 25 Black-tailed Godwits were near the visitors centre. Six Great Northern Divers and a Storm petrel were seen at sea from Aird an Runair

Balgarva, South Uist
A juvenile Little Stint and three Curlew Sandpipers were there this evening

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:40-12:05
Weather: Near calm, clear and sunny 18C. Some thin high cloud. Some light sea mist.

A3+ hour seawatch this morning produced 2 Great Northern Divers (S), 40 Gannets (S), and 1 Golden Plover (S- in off the sea).
Also present in the area were ***Blue-winged Teal*** 1, Teal 10, Tufted Duck 1, Red-breasted Merganser 1, Common Buzzard 1, Peregrine 1, Raven 9, Skylark 35, Wheatear 1, Pied Wagtail 8, Meadow Pipit 20, Rock Pipit 2, Twite 3, Linnet 70 and Lapland Bunting 1

The ***Blue-winged Teal*** was found on Loch Ardvule, the first to be seen on South Uist since 2009. 70 Linnets is a very high count for the area.
Likes: John Hansford


Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
Two Garden Warblers were trapped and ringed here at Askernish as was a large Mealy Redpoll. With a large bill, heavy streaking on the flanks plus a few further characteristics including an 83mm wing length, it placed it comfortably in the A. f. rostrata [Greenland Redpoll] category
Likes: John Hansford