1st November 2018

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

Baleshare, North Uist
A Fieldfare was seen on the island today

Carinish, North Uist
A Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and a Goldcrest were there today

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:20 - 10:20
Weather: Wind variable W-WSW-SSE-W F3-4, 8/8 cloud becoming brighter with some showers developing. Temp 5-6C.

A 3 hour seawatch this morning produced 11 Eider (10S 1N), 2 Red-breasted Mergansers (S), 16 Red-throated Divers (S), 21 Great Northern Divers (S), 6 Gannets (S), 47 Shag (3S 44N), 2 Cormorants 9 Kittiwakes (S), 2 Guillemots (S) and 2 auk sp (1S 1N).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 95, Wigeon 9, Teal 14, Tufted Duck 15, Long-tailed Duck 3, Goldeneye 1, Red-throated Diver 3, Great Northern Diver 2, Cormorant 6, Ringed Plover 46, Sanderling 33, Dunlin 7, Raven 1, Rock Pipit 2 and Twite 14


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
News from Tristan on Lewis

Yesterday (31st), there were at least 8 Siskins in the castle grounds by the golf club house. Also, a local reported ca 20 Waxwings between the Woodlands Centre and Cuddy Point.

Today (1st), the Little Egret was at the bottom end of Sand Street and six Waxwings were in the same place as yesterday


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

Tuesday 30 October
Whooper Swan – 8 on Loch Stiapabhat (pm)
Barnacle Goose – 25 there
Golden Plover – 240 on Eoropie machair
Blackcap – male in Port of Ness
Chiffchaff – one there
Brambling – 4 there

Wednesday 31 October
Ruff – one at Loch Stiapabhat
C. Eider – 9 off the Butt
Scaup – fem. on Loch Stiapabhat with 12 Tufted
Whooper Swan – a juv there

Thursday 1 November - Port of Ness
Hen Harrier – male
Jackdaw2 seen in a garden along the Cross-Skigersta Road
Blackcap – male and female
Chiffchaff – one
Brambling – 30 in fields by Port of Ness Post Office
Reed Bunting – 2 there

[No sign in am of the Great Tit seen at the weekend in garden of 23 Adabrok]