21st April 2018

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 21st April 2018

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
2 juvenile Iceland Gulls and 2 juvenile Glaucous Gulls were in the harbour area today

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:45 - 09:45
Weather: Wind S F4, 8/8 mostly high cloud. Temp 7.5 - 9.5C.

A three hour seawatch this morning produced 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese (N), 4 Tufted Duck (S), 1 Red-throated Diver (N), 1 Great Northern Diver (S), 49 Fulmar (45S 4N), 2 Manx Shearwaters (1S 1N), 104 Gannets (86S 18N), 32 Shag (7S 25N), 2 Whimbrel (1S 1N), 173 Kittiwakes (S), 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls (N), 1 Common Tern (S), 1 Great Skua (N), 1 Guillemot (N), 3 Razorbills (S), 23 auk sp (5S 18N) and 5 Meadow Pipits (S).
Also present in the area were Wigeon 6, Tufted Duck 12, Eider 33, Red-breasted Merganser 2, Red-throated Diver 1, Great Northern Diver 3, White-tailed Eagle (adult) 1, Common Buzzard 3, Whimbrel 1, Iceland Gull (2CY) 1, Arctic Tern 4, Wheatear 1, Pied Wagtail 1, Meadow Pipit 6 and Twite 31.

South Glendale. South Uist
A Siskin was seen in a garden there


Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
A Rook was a surprise at Carinish, North Uist today.

At Aird an Runair in the late morning there were eight pale-bellied Brent Geese among 400 Barnacles, Dunlin are now starting to arrive in small numbers and at least eight White Wagtail were on the beach.


Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
Back "on patch" here at Askernish after 3 months away and managed 7 year "ticks" this morning. Birds of note were 5 Whimbrel and 2 White Wagtails on Frobost beach and at least 3 Willow Warbler and 4 Chiffchaff in the township