23rd August 2018

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 23rd August 2018. Updated throughout the day

Baleshare, North Uist
A female Pintail was sen there this evening

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:10 - 08:45
Weather: Wind WSW F4-5, 8/8 cloud at first, becoming sunny.Temp 12.2C.

A 2+ hour seawatch this morning produced 3 Red-throated Divers (2S 1N), 4 Storm Petrels (S), 10 Fulmars (6S 4N), 1 Sooty Shearwater (S), 146 Manx Shearwaters (144S 2N), 25 Shag (N), 1 Cormorant (S), 9 Whimbrel (S), 3 Turnstone (S), 1 Purple Sandpiper (S), 5 Kittwakes (S), 2 Arctic Terns (S) and 2 Black Guillemots (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 140, Cormorant 8, Common Buzzard 1, Curlew 17, Bar-tailed Godwit 1, Raven 6, Pied Wagtail 2, Twite 12 and Linnet 1


Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
Some movement SW in a 2 hour seawatch at Aird an Runair, North Uist this morning (09.45-11.45 hours in mainly sunny weather with W wind F3-4): three Sooty Shearwaters, 290 Manx Shearwaters, 21 Fulmars, three Turnstone and five Kittiwakes. A flock of 14 Black-tailed Godwits were in a field between Aird an Runair and RSPB visitor centre.


Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
It's been hard graft on the patch here at Askenish this year with my lowest species count ever [102] for this time of year. The only new arrivals today were 3 Black-tailed Godwits on the machair and 40+ Turnstones on the beach. Two juvenile Sanderling were amongst a small flock at Frobost



Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
Seawatching off the west side of Vatersay from 9-11.30am produced 3 Pomarine, 1 Arctic and 5 Great Skuas, 4 Sooty and c800 Manx Shearwaters, 1 Storm Petrel, I Arctic Tern and 32 Whimbrel going south.
A flock of 16 Common Terns (mostly juvs) were at Traigh Mhor this evening; by Barra standards a high count.