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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 24th November 2018

Stornoway, Lewis
A Pink-footed Goose was at Sand Street today

Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris
3 drake Surf Scoters, circa 320 Common Scoters and 36+ Slavonian Grebes were there today

Sound of Harris:
A 1CY Surf Scoter, 45 Great Northern Divers and 19 Red-throated Divers were seen from the ferry this afternoon.

Loch Bhrusda, Berneray
22 Snow Buntings and a Pink-footed Goose were there and another 85 Snow Buntings were nearby on the machair at Borve

Oban Trumisgarry, North Uist
An *American Wigeon* was seen there today

Langass Wood, North Uist
A *Rough-legged Buzzard* was reported as being present today

Loch SandaryNorth Uist.
The Cackling Goose and Canada Goose and the drake *Green-winged Teal* were there today.

Barra
*White-billed Diver* and a Little Auk were seen in the north of the island today. 5 Snow Buntings were also in the area. [see Bruce's post below]
 

Bruce

Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
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With todays relatively calm, flat conditions on Barra, I decided to have a scan from the ferry terminal at Ardmhor. Almost the first bird I saw was a White-billed Diver sat on the sea roughly a mile to the north. It remained visible for about 15 minutes before it started diving. We eventually lost it drifting northwards towards Eoligarry. 2 Slavonian Grebes were also visible from here. We couldn't refind it from Eoligarry jetty although there was a lot of glare on the water. There were however 5 Snow Buntings on the beach, a Pink-footed Goose with the Greylags on the machair and a Little Auk and c260 Barnacle Geese in the bay towards Scurrival. There were 2 more Pink-footed Geese and 26 Whooper Swans on Loch Tangasdale.

I finally managed to get close views of the colour-ringed Curlew that's been around Borve since late October. This bird was ringed as a chick on Birsay, Orkney on 2nd July' 17. Apparently this particular scheme has been running for 6 years, but this is the first time a ringed bird from it has been seen away from Orkney.

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MisterT

Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
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It was very quiet bird-wise when walking around North Locheynort this moring but there were 6 Brambling in amongst the Chaffinch and a Goldcrest in the pine plantation. 2 Little Egrets were at Howmore and the Chiffchaff and a Goldcrest were at Askernish this afternoon

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BrianR

Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
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Two Snow Buntings were with at least 250 Twite at Aird an Runair, North Uist in the late morning. Offshore eight Great Northern Divers were together while a lone bird was unusually vocal for the time of year.
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_DSC7070.jpg A distant Peregrine.