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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 5th June 2018. Updated throughout the day

St Kilda
A 2CY Iceland Gull there today

Leurbost, Isle of Lewis
A Whinchat was still there today

Aird an Runair, North Uist
The 2nd summer Glaucous Gull and 2CY Iceland Gull were still there today

RSPB Balranald, North Uist
A Rose-coloured Starling was seen there this evening after being reported earlier in the day at Paiblesgarry.

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:20 - 09:20
Weather: Wind E F3, 8/8 cloud, dull. Temp 12 - 13C.

A two hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Red-throated Diver (N), 7 Great Northern Divers (1S 6N), 3 Fulmars (2S 1N), 1 Manx Shearwater (N), 15 Gannets (2S 13N), 1 Shag (S), 17 Cormorants (2S 15N), 4 Kittiwakes (3S 1N), 2 Great Skuas (1S 1N), 6 Razorbills (1S 5N) and 59 auk sp (46S 13N).
Also present in the area were Wigeon 16, Eider 13, Red-breasted Merganser 1, Red-throated Diver 1, Great Northern Diver 2, Common Buzzard 1, Whimbrel 3, Iceland Gull [2CY] 1, Arctic Tern 15 and Pied Wagtail 1

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Iceland Gull (C) and courtesy of Cairan Hatsell
 
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Bruce

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Feb 25, 2017
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3 Crossbills flew north over Brevig this evening. Single Spotted Flycatchers were at Creachan, Glen and Castlebay. A day trip to Mingulay didn't produce much in the way of migrants, but I was slightly surprised to see 2 Collared Doves around the old settlement. Needless to say, the seabird colonies were spectacular!
 
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