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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd February 2019. Updated throughout the day

Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis
An adult and 2nd winter Glaucous Gull and a 2nd winter Iceland Gull were there this morning

The Braighe, Isle of Lewis
3 Black-throated Divers, 50+ Long-tailed Ducks and 2 Pintail were there early afternoon

Stornoway, Isle of lewis
A Turtle Dove has been visiting a garden there, first seen 3 days ago. 3 Bramblings are also visiting the feeders

Clachan, South Uist
The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again seen in the channel at the north end of Loch Bee this morning. A Pink-footed Goose was nearby at Balgarva

Coot Loch, Benbecula
The drake *Ring-necked Duck*, a drake Scaup and a pair of Pintail were on the loch today

Traigh Mhor, Barra,
The 3rd Winter Glaucous Gull was there again this afternoon

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:30 - 10:20
Weather: Wind W F5 easing to f4, 7/8 high cloud, an isolated shower. Temp 5-6C.

A near two hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Eider (S), 3 Long-tailed Ducks (S), 1 Red-breasted Merganser (N), 1 Red-throated Diver (S), 1 Great Northern Diver (N), 4 Shag (2S 2N), 2 Cormorants (S), 9 Kittiwakes (S), 1 Black Guillemot (S) and 2 auk sp (S).
Also present in the area were Shelduck 3, Gadwall 1 [scarce at this site], Wigeon 94, Teal 4, Tufted Duck 18, Goldeneye 4, Red-breasted Merganser 2, Red-throated Diver 5, Great Northern Diver 1, Cormorant 11, White-tailed Eagle 1, Common Buzzard 1, Golden Plover 21, Snipe 1, Hooded Crow 1 and Raven 1

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Turtle Dove (C) and courtesy Spencer Woodcock
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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
News from Tristan, Isle of lewis

There was an adult Iceland Gull below Cross Street, Stornoway, this afternoon.