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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 2nd August 2018. Updated throughout the day

Grenitote, North Uist
The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen this morning on the machair to the north of picnic site

Hirta, St Kilda
The 2 Rose-coloured Starlings were seen around village bay today

Rona
3 Sooty Shearwaters were seen at sea circa 30 miles north of the island

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:35 - 09:55
Weather: Wind SSW F3-4, 8/8 cloud, spells of sea fog. Temp 13.4C

A 3+ hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Black-throated Diver (S), 8 Storm Petrels (S), 42 Fulmars (41S 1N), 1 Sooty Shearwater (S), 260 Manx Shearwaters (257S 3N), 174 Gannets (164S 10N), 11 Kittiwakes (10S 1N), 1 Arctic Tern (S), 1 Great Skua (S), 2 Guillemots (S), 1 Black Guillemot (S), 3 Puffins (S) and 2 auk sp (S).
Also present in the area were Great Northern Diver 1, Cormorant 6, Hen Harrier 1, Curlew 2, Turnstone 6, Wheatear 1, Pied Wagtail 4 and Meadow Pipit 6
 
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Bruce

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Feb 25, 2017
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On Barra today a Grasshopper Warbler was in the dunes near the airport. My first Kestrel of the autumn flew in off the misty sea at Eoligarry this morning; clearly it wasn't impressed by what it saw, as it turned around and flew back out to sea again a few moments later! There was a noticeable southerly movement of Black-headed Gulls during the day with a minimum of c70 passing Brevig from late afternoon.
 
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