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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 25th May 2018

St Kilda
The female ***Snowy Owl*** was in the village on Hirta this morning. The adult *Ring-billed Gull* and a juvenile Iceland Gull were also on the island

Loch nam Feithean, North Uist
2 Whooper Swans, a drake Garganey and a House Martin were seen there this morning. Another Whooper Swan and a Bar-tailed Godwit were nearby on Loch na Reivil.

Loch Mor, Benbecula
2 male Ruff were seen around the loch today

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:50 - 10:15
Weather: Wind NNE f4-5, bright and sunny.

A 1.5 hour seawatch this morning produced 2 Eider (S), 1 Red-throated Diver (N), 1 Great Northern Diver (S), 3 Fulmars (1S 2N), 2 Manx Shearwaters (N), 37 Gannets (22S 15N), 19 Kittiwakes (17S 2N), 3 Pomarine Skuas (N), 1 Arctic Skua (S), 7 Razorbills (N) and 19 auk sp (13S 6N).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 5, Mute Swan 1, Wigeon 5, Eider 17, Curlew 5, Turnstone 35, Sanderling 70, Dunlin 20, Black-headed Gull 28, Arctic Tern 18 and Pied Wagtail 2

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Snowy Owl, Ring-billed Gull & Iceland Gull (C) and courtesy of Cairan Hatsell
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Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
The Ring-necked Duck was still on Loch nan Ceann this morning with 2 Tufted Ducks and a 3CY Iceland Gull was at Ardivachar Point. 6 Whooper Swans were on Loch Tornonais and a Whimbrel was on the machair near the loch

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Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
The hawfinch was still at Creachan community woodland today feeding on elm seed. 2 Iceland gulls were still at Ardveenish. Single arctic skuas were off Earsary and Ardmhor ferry terminal. A spotted flycatcher was at Northbay.

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
News from Tony Marr

Yesterday afternoon (Thursday) Bob Wemyss found what he suspected was a Semipalmated Sandpiper by Loch Ordais, Bragar, 20 miles SW of the Butt of Lewis. We were able to confirm the identification this afternoon (Friday) and attach semipalmated evidence. The bird spends most of its time on the lagoon, feeding with Dunlin, Sanderling and Ringed Plovers. At high tide it flies with the other waders down to the beach and feeds along the tideline.

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