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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th September 2019. Updated throughout the day

Hirta, St Kilda
The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there today

Butt of Lewis
4 Snow Buntings were there today. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, a Lesser Whitethroat and a Pied Flycatcher were nearby at Port of Ness.

Carinish, North Uist
The Rose-coloured Starling and the juvenile Cuckoo were still there today

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:45 - 10:50
Weather: Wind SSE F1 veering SSW then SSW F2. Mostly sunny, temp 8C increasing to 13C.

A 3 hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Red-throated Diver (S), 2 Great Northern Divers (1S 1N), 440 Gannets (291S 149S), 32 Shags (19S 12N), 2 Cormorants (N), 3 Kittiwakes (S), 1 Pomarine Skua [intermediate juvenile] (S), 1 Guillemot (N), 2 Razorbills (S) and 8 auk sp (7S 1N).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 129, Wigeon 4, Mallard 49, Pintail 3, Teal 9, Tufted Duck 2, Red-throated Diver 4, Grey Heron 1, Cormorant 12, Common Buzzard 1, Bar-tailed Godwit 5, Black-tailed Godwit 58, Snipe 5, Black-headed Gull 2, Common Gull 170, Herring Gull 80, Common Tern [juvenile]1, Rock Dove 3, Raven 8, Skylark 12, Starling 240, Pied Wagtail 5, Meadow Pipit 14, Rock Pipit 3 and Twite 13

Snowy Owl (C) and courtesy of Sarah Lawrence
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Bill Neill

Active Member
Feb 13, 2017
Askernish around midday 42 Pinkfoot overhead at height flying east; though there seemed to be some discussion about direction with the flight breaking and reforming before settling into an ESE direction. An early Redwing in the garden yesterday and a Dunnock back from wherever it is they spend the summer
Likes: John Hansford


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
A big clear out of migrants on Barra following a clear night with far fewer warblers around today. The Turtle Dove and Spotted Flycatcher remained at Brevig and a single Pied Flycatcher was still at Creachan. A new Yellow-browed Warbler was at Northbay and there was an increase in Golden Plover and Dunnocks around the island. Perhaps of interest, a Great Northern Diver at Brevig this evening had a deformed bill: the mandibles were crossed over and the lower mandible was overgrown, forming an upturned hook. Quite a striking bird!

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Merlin Great Northern Diver with deformed bill
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