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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th March 2019. Updated throughout the day

Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris
40 Common Scoters were in the sound today

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:15 - 09:45
Weather: Wind WNW backing W F 5-6, mix of occasional showers and sunny spells. Temp 6.6 - 7.7C

A 2.5 hour seawatch this morning produced 15 Eider (12S 3N), 15 Long-tailed Ducks (14S 1N), 1 Red-breasted Merganser (S), 4 Red-throated Divers (S), 3 Fulmars (S), 7 Gannets (2S 5N), 50 Shag (11S 39N), 132 Kittiwakes (124S 8N), 1 Guillemot (S), 1 Razorbill (S) and 4 auk sp (2S 2N).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 2, Shoveler 2, Wigeon 117, Teal 8, Red-breasted Merganser 2, Great Northern Diver 3, Cormorant 21, Lapwing 54, Bar-tailed Godwit 23, Purple Sandpiper 60, Hooded Crow 2, Raven 6
 

Hawkeye

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Late News for Tristan, Isle of Lewis

Sunday 3rd. March
An adult Lesser Black-backed Gull below Cross Street today was my first of the spring. Also a Whooper Swan feeding with Greylags in a field next to Simon's Road, Steinish.

Also a report of a possible *Rough-legged Buzzard* in the Bragar area
 

Bruce

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Feb 25, 2017
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The adult White-billed Diver was off Ardmhor ferry terminal this afternoon, still distant as ever. 8 Snow Buntings were still on the beach at Eoligarry and 53 Pale-bellied and 1 Dark-bellied Brent Geese were at Traigh Mhor. Lesser Black-backed Gulls have been reappearing in the past few days along with a small influx of migrant Goldcrests.
 

Hawkeye

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News from Tristan, Isle of Lewis

There was a very flighty Whimbrel at the western end of Arnol bay this morning, presumably the same bird that I glimpsed at the same spot on Jan 27th. Apologies for the rubbish photo, but I thought it worth including as only two wintering Whimbrels have ever been recorded in the Outer Hebs (info to 2016).

Also a flock of c40 Purple Sandpipers there. Four Whooper Swans came down on Loch Ordais, much to the annoyance of the local Mute Swan, which harassed them relentlessly.

No sign of the possible Rough-legged Buzzard.

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