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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 3rd December 2018. Updated throughout the day

Hirta, St Kilda
The ***Snowy Owl*** was in the quarry this afternoon

Little Loch Roag, Isle of Lewis
The Little Egret was again seen on the loch yesterday

Loch Sandary,North Uist
The drake *Green-winged Teal* was on again on the loch

Kilpheder, South Uist
The 1CY Rook was still at the point along with 3 Snow Buntings in amongst 120 Twite.

Daliburgh, South Uist
A Snow Bunting flew north there

South Glendale, South Uist
2 Blackcaps were in a garden there

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
A seawatch today from 08:30 until 10:40
Weather: Wind N F2-3, 6/8 cloud, sunny spells and infrequent light showers. Temp 2 - 6C

3 Wigeon (S), 3 Eider (S), 9 Long-tailed Ducks (S), 2 Red-breasted Mergansers (S), 14 Red-throated Divers (6S 8N), 3 Great Northern Divers (S), 12 Gannets (5S 7N), 49 Shags (3S 46N), 3 Cormorants (2S 1N), 1 Kittiwake (S), 1 Razorbill/Guillemot (S), 1 Black Guillemot (S)
Also present in the area: Greylag Goose 7, Wigeon 28, Tufted Duck 8, Eider 1, Goldeneye 1, Red-throated Diver 3, Great Northern Diver 5, Cormorant 8, Sparrowhawk 1, Hen Harrier 1 adult male, Common Buzzard 1, Golden Plover 10, Ringed Plover 72, Bar-tailed Godwit 22, Sanderling 47, Dunlin 41, Raven 2, Skylark 2, Redwing 1, Rock Pipit 2.
3 Black-tailed Godwits were nearby at Loch Bornish

snowy owl.jpg
Snowy Owl (C) & courtesy of Soay Sheep Project
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Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
Some observations made during a late morning visit to Aird an Runair, North Uist: 24 Long-tailed Ducks were offshore (a good count for this location), a Jack Snipe was flushed at the end of the headland while at least ten Snow Buntings were in a flock of some 500 Twite on the machair.
Ten Pintail and a Coot were on nearby Loch nam Feithean.
Likes: Chris Johnson