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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 21st May 2018. Updated throughout the day

Smercleit, South Uist
A ***Dowitcher*** (initially thought to be Long-billed) was seen originally in the fields with Golden Plover and later around the loch

St Kilda
An adult *Ring-billed Gull* was seen this morning around the cottages on Hirta

Ardmore, South Uist
The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was again seen on Loch nan Ceann

Shawbost, Isle of Lewis
6 Purple Sandpipers on the beach this evening

Stinky Bay, Benbecula
A female Red-necked Phalarope was there this morning

Aird, Benbecula
The Turtle Dove was again seen at the Aird turning. A drake Garganey and male Ruff were nearby on Loch Mor.

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 05:55 - 13:00
Weather: Wind N f4 backing NE F3. 8/8 cloud, dull with rain throughout. Temp7.7C - 8.2C.

A seven hour seawatch early this morning produced 3 Red-throated Divers (1S 2N), 1 Black-throated Diver (S), 2 Great Northern Divers (1S 1N), 1 *White-billed Diver*(N), 8 Fulmar (2S 6N), 213 Manx Shearwaters (18S 195N), 208 Gannets (36S 172N), 7 Shag (N), 2 Cormorants (N), 95 Kittiwakes (9S 86N), 3 Great Skuas (2S 1N), 4 Arctic Skuas (2S 2N), 1 Long-tailed Skua (N), 15 Guillemots (N), 106 Razorbills (N) and 194 auk sp (13S 181N).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 4, Whooper Swan 3, Eider 12, Great Northern Diver 1, Black-headed Gull 21, Common Gull 75, Great Black-backed Gull 5, Herring Gull 140, Lesser Black-backed Gull 5, Arctic Tern 15 and Pied Wagtail 1

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Ring-billed Gull courtesy of Cairan Hatsell. Dowitcher & Ring-necked Duck courtesy of Ian Graham


Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
Among all the waders at Aird an Runair, North Uist in the early afternoon were two Curlew Sandpipers, a Little Stint and a Black-tailed Godwit. _DSC4638.JPG _DSC4656.JPG _DSC4672.JPG