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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th August 2019. Updated throughout the day

Callanish, Isle of Lewis
A Reed Warbler was found dead there today. The finder said that it "literally fell out of the sky"

Loch Sandary, North Uist
4 Ruff and 10+ Black-tailed Godwits were around the loch this morning

Pollachar Inn, South Uist
Numerous Gannets, 50+ Manx Shearwaters, 2 Sooty Shearwaters, 2 Great Skua, 1 Artic Skua, 30 Bar-tailed Godwits plus two groups of Black-tailed Godwits [80 and 50+] were seen passing south this evening

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:45 - 09:30
Weather: Wind S f6-7, 8/8 cloud, murky at sea. Rain throughout watch.Temp 13C.

A near 3 hour seawatch this morning produced 3 Red-throated Divers (S), 7 Fulmars (N), 235 Gannets (S), 2 Cormorants (S), 1 Black-tailed Godwit (S), 2 Arctic Terns (S) and 1 Great Skua (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 10, Red-throated Diver 3, Common Buzzard 1, Curlew 6, Bar-tailed Godwit 4, Raven 2, Pied Wagtail 1 and Meadow Pipit 2
 
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Bruce

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Feb 25, 2017
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A 3 hour seawatch off Aird a Chaolais, Vatersay this afternoon produced 48 Sooty Shearwaters, c2000 Manx Shearwaters, 7 Arctic Terns, 2 Great Skuas, hundreds of Gannets, 3 Dunlin and a Whimbrel all going south. The 2w Iceland Gull was still at Craigston hanging around the remains of yesterdays floods.

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