National Rarity 30th September 2018

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 30th September 2018. Updated throughout the day

Hirta, St Kilda
A first winter ***Citrine Wagtail*** was in Village Bay late this evening

Bragar, Isle of Lewis
A juvenile Pomarine Skua and 5 Sooty Shearwaters few past Geodha nan Cuileachean early this morning. At least 1 Yellow-browed Warbler was there later in the day

Balranald, North Uist
A female Blackcap was by the visitor centre

Baleshare, North Uist
A female Pintail was seen there today

Langass Lodge, North Uist
A male Blackcap was there today

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:25 - 10:20
Weather: Wind W veering WNW f6-7, 8/8 cloud, mostly dull with showers, brighter later. Temp9.5C

A near 3hour seawatch this morning produced 14 Pale-bellied Brent Geese (S), 7 Barnacle Geese (S), 7 Whooper Swans (S), 3 Red-throated Divers (S), 8 Great Northern Divers (S), 75 Gannets (67S 8N), 2 Shag (N), 1 Purple Sandpiper (S), 1 Grey Phalarope (S), 1 Kittiwake (S), 1 Arctic Tern (S) and 3 auk sp (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 24, Red-throated Diver 1, Great Northern Diver 1, Cormorant 16, Common Buzzard 1, Snipe 1, Great Black-backed Gull 18, Peregrine 1, Meadow Pipit 6 and Twite 10

Citrine Wagtail (C) and courtesy of Cairan Hatsell
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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
News from Tony Marr at Ness:

A seawatch of 1.5 hrs (15.30 – 17.00) in NW F.7-8:
Northern Gannet – 1,750 E-W
Sooty Shearwater – 22 E-W
Manx Shearwater – 12 E-W
Auks – 31 E-W
Bonxie – 1 E-W

On the machair between Eoropie and Lionel:
Golden Plover – 350
Black-tailed Godwit - one


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
News from Tristan, Isle of Lewis

Rather disappointing seawatch at Labost this morning despite apparently ideal conditions (WNW8 veering NW5-6 with heavy showers).

Totals flying SW in 3 hrs from 07h25:
Sooty Shearwater 18
Manx Shearwater 4
Red-throated Diver 5
Great Northern Diver 4
Eider 1
Pintail 8
Fulmar 1
Kittiwake c 20
Gannet lots
Razorbill/Guillemot lots

Also 2 Black-tailed Godwits on the headland.


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
On Barra my 1st Redwing of the autumn was at Cuithir, at least 1 Lesser whitethroat was still at Glen, 3 Brent Geese were at Traigh Mhor and several long staying Chifchaffs, Willow Warblers and Blackcaps were still scattered around the island. A Pied Fly and a Common Whitethroat were seen by others.