Local Rarity 26th August 2018

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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings 26th August 2018

Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris
The drake Surf Scoter was seen there again today

Liniclate, Benbecula
Circa 30 Black-tailed Godwits were on the machair today

Bornish, South Uist
61 Black-tailed Godwits were on the machair this morning

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:25 - 09:10
Weather: Wind SSE F3 veering S F5-6, 8/8 cloud, dull with rain throughout watch. Temp 10.5C.

A near 3 hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Red-throated Diver (S), 2 Storm Petrels (S), 46 Fulmars (14S 32N), 4 Manx Shearwaters (N), 280 Gannets (244S 36N), 1 Cormorant (S), 3 Arctic Terns (S) and 1 Meadow Pipit (S - struggled in off the sea)
Also present in the area were Mute Swan 1, Mallard 60, Curlew 3, Knot 1, Razorbill 3 and Pied Wagtail 1
 
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Bruce

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Feb 25, 2017
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The Med Gull was at Eoligarry again this morning, feeding on the remains of a dead whale on the beach. 4 Wigeon were new in at Traigh Mhor. An hours seawatch off Vatersay in the late afternoon produced 1 Storm Petrel, 1 Sooty Shearwater and about 100 Manx Shearwaters going south. There's been a marked increase in the number of Hen Harriers and Merlins over the past week; I had a ringtail today that was so engrossed in hunting Meadow Pipits that it didn't notice me until it was 3 metres away!

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