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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 4th December 2018. Updated throughout the day.

Iochar, South Uist
A Woodcock was flushed by the road there this afternoon

Rubha Arvule, South Uist
Seen during a two and a half hour sea watch there today: 08:05 to 10:30
Wind WNW f4, mix of cloud and sunny spells
8 Eider (S), 2 female type Common Scoter (S), 9 Long-tailed Ducks (6S 3N), 8 Red-throated Divers (6S 2N), 2 Great Northern Divers (1S 1N), 2 Gannets (S), 70 Shags (1S 69N), 3 Cormorants (1S 2N).
Also present in the area: Greylag Goose 42, Wigeon 47, Pintail 2, Tufted Duck 11, Red-throated Diver 2, Great Northern Diver 1, White-tailed Eagle 1, Snipe 1, Twite 53
 

Bruce

Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
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The White-billed Diver was off Eoligarry again just before high tide this afternoon. The parvipes type Canada Goose was still at Borve. 4 Common Redpolls were at Castlebay, another was at Bolnabadoch along with 2 Woodcock.
 
Likes: YvonneB

BrianR

Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
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There were good numbers of Skylarks and finches near Rubh' Arnal, North Uist this morning. A Snow Bunting was with a large Twite flock and a small number of Corn Buntings were seen (apparently up to 30 have been in the area recently). Offshore were four Great Northern Divers while a White-tailed Eagle was sat on the shore of Kirkibost Island. Large numbers of gulls are still using the fish dump where part of the perimeter fence has been enhanced by razor wire. I'm told the dump featured in a TV programme recently about the Scottish salmon industry.
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