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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th August 2020. Updated throughout the day

West Gerinish, South Uist
The *Spoonbill* was again in the south-west corner of Loch Bee

Howmore, South Uist
Seven Black-tailed Godwits were on the shore today

Loch Hallan, South Uist
31 Black-tailed Godwits were there this evening

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:35-09:55
Weather: Wind SSW f4, 8/8 cloud, dull with light drizzle, murky at sea for spells. Temp 14C.

A 3+ hour seawatch this morning produced 22 Storm Petrels (S), 39 Fulmars (S), 4 Sooty Shearwaters (S), 509 Manx Shearwaters (S), 258 Gannets (254S 4N), 3 Cormorants (S), 15 Lapwing (N), 12 Kittiwakes (S), 4 Arctic Terns (S), 3 Great Skuas (S), 1 Razorbill (S), 5 Black Guillemots (S), 8 Puffins (S) and 2 auk sp (1S 1N).
Also present in the area were Wigeon 1, Mallard 54, Tufted Duck 6, Red-breasted Merganser 7, Common Buzzard 1, Whimbrel 3, Ruff 1, Raven 3, Sand Martin 5 and Meadow Pipit 6
Likes: John Hansford


Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
It was good to be back on the patch this morning after an enforced and lengthy time away. 34 Black-tailed Godwits flew South over Askernish machair, 4 Whimbrel were on Frobost beach and there seemed to be a few Lesser Black-backed Gulls on the move with circa 30 flying south along the beach. ,
Likes: John Hansford