21st February 2019

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 21st February 2019. Updated throughout the day

Stilligarry, South Uist
A Little Egret was again by the roadside on the banks of Loch Bee

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:35 - 10:15
Weather: Wind S F 5-6, 8/8 cloud, occasional light rain. Temp 11C.

A near 3 hour seawatch this morning produced 14 Eider (12S 2N), 27 Long-tailed Ducks (22S 5N), 8 Red-throated Divers (7S 1N), 1 Great Northern Diver (S), 2 Fulmars (1S 1N), 16 Gannets (9S 7N), 49 Shag (N), 2 Cormorants (S), 2 Kittiwakes (1S 1N), 4 Common Gulls (S), 1 Black Guillemot (S) and 1 auk sp.
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 16, Shelduck 3, Wigeon 58, Red-breasted Merganser 4, Red-throated Diver 4, Great Northern Diver 2, Cormorant 13, Curlew 8, Bar-tailed Godwit 16, Purple Sandpiper 28, Common Gull 300, Great Black-backed Gull 15, Herring Gull 170
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Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
The two Cackling Geese x Barnacle Geese hybrids were still near Sollas, North Uist this morning. Attempts to get a reasonable photo were unsuccessful as can be seen (one asleep and one with head up in centre of the photo).

These birds are very similar to hybrids identified as Canada Geese (before species were split) x Barnacle Geese on North Uist near Loch Grogary in December 2012 with the same birds near Sollas in February 2013.
P1050259.JPG Near Loch Grogary. P1050461.JPG Near Sollas.