27th February 2019

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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th February 2019. Updated throughout the day

Knockintorran, North Uist
A 2nd winter Glaucous Gull, pale-bellied Brent Goose and a Pink-footed Goose were seen there today

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:35 - 10:40
Weather: Wind S veering SSW F4, 5/8 cloud, sunny periods, light mist at times. Temp 7.4 - 10C.

A 3 hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Shoveler (S), 6 Eider (5S 1N), 1 Long-tailed Duck (S), 2 Red-throated Divers (S), 7 Gannets (3S 4N), 34 Shag (7S 27N), 1 Cormorant (S), 12 Kittiwakes (S), 4 Razorbills (S), 3 auk sp (1S 2N), 2 Ravens (N - in off the sea) and 2 Skylarks (N).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 5, Shoveler 2, Gadwall 1, Wigeon 64, Teal 2, Red-breasted Merganser 2, Red-throated Diver 1, Great Northern Diver 3, Cormorant 16, Common Buzzard 1, Curlew 13, Bar-tailed Godwit 22, Turnstone 45, Hooded Crow 3, Meadow Pipit 1 and Snow Bunting 1
 

Bruce

Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
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The White-billed Diver was off Eoligarry again today along with at least 5 Slavonian Grebes. A Pied Wagtail was on the beach there and another flew north over Vatersay this morning. There seemed to be a slight increase in Black-headed Gulls today including 3 heading north-west past Vatersay.
 

Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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74
#3
News from Tristan, Isle of Lewis

Yesterday (26th), there was a flock of 15 Snow Buntings by Loch Ordais, also an obvious influx of Skylarks, with several singing birds. Increase in Oystercatcher and Black-headed Gull numbers, and the usual single Mute Swan, Gadwall (seemingly paired with a female Wigeon), Black-tailed Godwit and Bar-tailed Godwit still present.