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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd January 2020. Updated throughout the day

Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis
An Iceland Gull was there today

Balranald, North Uist
The two ***Richardson's Cackling Geese*** were on the reserve this afternoon. The drake Pintail was on Loch a' Roe

Rubh' Arnal
2 Iceland Gulls (1 adult), a Glaucous Gull, 10 Snow Buntings and 18 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were seen there today. 400 Twite were nearby at Balemore

Coot Loch, Benbecula
The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again on the loch

Loch Bee, South Uist
7 Scaup and 1200+ Wigeon were seen on the loch
 
Likes: John Hansford

MisterT

Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
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The Twite flock on Frobost numbered over 100 for the first time this winter but I could not find any Linnet amongst them and juvenile Glaucous Gull flew south along the beach. 42 Whooper Swans and a pair of Pintail were on the flooded areas on Bornish machair as well as another juvenile Glaucous Gull
 

Bruce

Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
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A short seawatch at Brevig, Barra this afternoon produced a Little Auk that flew in from the north and settled in the entrance to the bay. Both Tree Sparrows are still on my feeders and a Jack Snipe was nearby, the Ring-necked Duck is still on Loch Tangasdale and 21 Pale-bellied Brents were at Traigh Mhor.