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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st September 2019. Updated throughout the day

Loch Sandary, North Uist
A Ruff was there today

Aird an Runair, North Uist
1 Common Scoter, 7 Red-throated Divers, 3 Knot, 30 Manx Shearwaters, 22 Kittiwakes, 1 Arctic Skua and 1 Great Skua passed south today

Ardivachar Point, South Uist
A juvenile Curlew Sandpiper was seen there today

The Range, South Uist
The Pectoral Sandpiper, 5 Ruff and a Whimbrel were at Launch Area 2

Loch Bornish, South Uist
4 Ruff and 18 Black-tailed Godwits were around the loch this afternon
 
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Bruce

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Feb 25, 2017
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There were unusually high numbers of Kittiwakes feeding in the Sound of Barra today. There were around 400 between Traigh Mhor and Ardmhor ferry terminal throughout the day, feeding on some dense shoals of fish. Kittiwakes appear to have had a good breeding season with roughly equal numbers of adults and juveniles. There were also at least 2 Common Terns, 2+ Great Skuas and 2 Arctic Skuas in the area.

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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
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News from Andrew

Juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper at Loch Bornish again this eve (though didn’t see it in an earlier quick look this afternoon) in the flooded loch edge in long vegetation just near the cattle grid past the church. Also 2 ruff and 5 blackwits there.
 
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