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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd April 2019. Updated throughout the day

Ness, Isle of Lewis
An estimate 1500 - 2000 Redwings arrived in the area late afternoon. 2 male Wheatears were by the lighthouse. Pink-footed Geese were also arriving with large flocks seen in South Dell, Lionel and Eoropie

Oban Trumisgarry, North Uist
A large "British" type Canada Goose was there today with Greylag and Barnacle Geese

Balranald, North Uist
A new ***Cackling Goose*** was seen with Barnacle Geese today 50 Greenland White-fronted Geese were nearby at Loch nam Feithean

Loch Sandary, North Uist
The drake *Green-winged Teal* still still present on the loch

Rubh' Arnal, North uist
An adult Glaucous Gull and 2 Iceland Gull [an adult & 2CY] were there today

Kyles Paible, North Uist
The Canada and ***Cackling Goose*** were there again today

Gramsdale, Benbecula
A Wood Pigeon was there this afternoon.

Coot Loch, Benbecula
The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was still on the loch along with 16 Black-tailed Godwits. 5 Greenland White-fronted Geese were nearby on Loch Mor

Carnan, South Uist
The male Blackap was still there today

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:35 - 09:25
Weather: Wind SW F3, mostly bright and sunny periods. Temp 3.5 - 5C.

A near two hour seawatch this morning produced 5 Red-breasted Mergansers (N), 19 Gannets (8S 11N), 7 Shag (2S 5N), 3 Cormorants (N) and 2 Kittiwakes (N).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 7, Wigeon 18, Mallard 28, Teal 2, Tufted Duck 16, Red-breasted Merganser 1, Red-throated Diver 1, Great Northern Diver 4, Cormorant 13, Golden Eagle 1, Snipe 1, Raven 5, Skylark 1, Wheatear 1 and Meadow Pipit 2
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Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
On Barra the Great Tit was still at Creachan this evening. The juvenile Iceland Gull was still at Borve Point and a House Martin flew south at Brevig. There were a few new Chiffchaffs around the island and there seemed to be an increase in Redwing numbers.


Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
Nine Greenland White-fronted Geese came from the N around 07.30 hours at Carinish, North Uist and appeared to land at Aird Mhor. Also a ♂ Wheatear was singing.

Later in the morning the only sightings of note in a brief seawatch at Aird an Runair, North Uist were two Long-tailed Ducks and a Great Northern Diver that flew N. At least four Wheatears were on the headland.

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Near Aird an Runair and E of Traigh lar were almost 1,000 Barnacles. Later well over a thousand others arrived in the area from the S. Also amongst the Barnacles was what appeared to be a Cackling Goose (identified by Steve Duffield).

The ♂ Green-winged Teal was again noted at Loch Sandary.