National Rarity 1st August 2018

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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 1st August 2018. Updated throughout the day

Grenitote, North Uist
The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there again this morning on the machair beyond the picnic site and again in the evening

St Kilda
At least one *Rose-coloured Starling* is still on Hirta

Bolnabodach, Barra
A Common Swift was seen there this evening

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:25 - 09:35
Weather: Wind SSW f4, 8/8 cloud, temp 13.5C.

A 3+ hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Red-throated Diver (S), 6 Storm Petrels (S), 11 Fulmars (S), 1 Sooty Shearwater (S), 252 manx Shearwaters ((S), 183 Gannets (181S 2N), 4 Cormorants (S), 1 Golden Plover (S), 12 Turnstone (S), 6 Kittiwakes (S), 1 Arctic Tern (S), 1 Guillemot (S), 1 Razorbill (S), 15 Puffin (S) and 12 auk sp (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 42, Shoveler 2, Tufted Duck 24, Eider 38, Red-breasted Merganser 1, Hen Harrier 1, Common Buzzard 1, Rock Dove 54, Peregrine 1, Raven 6, Pied Wagtail 6 and Meadow Pipit 4
 
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MisterT

Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
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Nothing so exciting as the Snowy Owl here in South Uist, just 4 Whimbrel on the beach at Kilpheder

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Ringed Plover
 

BrianR

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Feb 7, 2017
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Waders at Loch Paible, North Uist this morning included at least 800 Dunlin and seven Black-tailed Godwits.

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A juvenile Ruff was at nearby Loch Sandary.
 

Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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News from Tony Marr in Ness:

Butt of Lewis
Black-tailed Godwit – a flock of 15, with 5 Oystercatchers, came in from the sea N-S past the lighthouse at (1340) and passed on down the west coast
Common Swift - 5 low around the lighthouse for at least an hour in early afternoon, catching insects among the vehicles and startled visitors

Loch Stiapavat LNR
Black-tailed Godwit – 4 in mid-morning near the hide