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

Hirta, St Kilda
The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen in the village this afternoon

Hosta, North Uist
Circa 20 Black-tailed Godwits were seen there today

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:10 - 09:35
Weather: Wind S f6-7, 8/8 cloud, temp 16C.

A 2+ hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Eider (N), 2 Red-throated Divers (1S 1N), 1 Great Northern Diver (S), 2 Fulmars (S), 17 Manx Shearwaters (S), 199 Gannets (192S 7N), 9 Shag (7S 2N), 1 Whimbrel (S), 2 Kittiwakes (1S 1N), 2 Razorbills (S) and 2 Black Guillemots (S).
Also in the area were Greylag Goose 128, Common Buzzard 1, Great Black-backed Gull 18, Peregrine 1, White Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail 4 and Meadow Pipit 4

Snowy Owl (C) and courtesy of Cairan Hatsell
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Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
In contrasting weather conditions to the previous day and on a rather wet visit to the saltings at Traigh Leathann, North Uist the Buff-breasted Sandpiper was still present.


Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
Black-tailed Godwits are spread thinly on South Uist with 5 on the machair at Askernish, 11 around Loch Hallan and 11 at Kilpheder. 3 Whimbrel were also at Kilpheder and a Great Skua was on the jetty at Orasay

Great Skua