5th May 2018

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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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45
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Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 5th May 2018. Updated throughout the day

Gramsdale, Benbecula
A Swift was seen there this afternoon.

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:50 - 10:00
Weather: Wind SSW F6, 8/8 cloud, some light drizzle at first. Temp 10.3 - 10.7C

A 3+ hour seawatch this morning produced 51 Pale-bellied Brent Geese (N - in two flocks of 29 & 22), 1 Long-tailed Duck (S), 2 Red-throated Divers (S), 31 Fulmars (14S 17N), 3 Manx Shearwaters (N), 151 Gannets (139S 13N), 28 Shag (2S 26N), 5 Cormorants (N), 10 Kittiwakes (9S 1N), 3 Great Skuas (2S 1N), 4 Arctic Skuas (1S 3N), 7 Razorbills (5S 2N) and 14 auk sp.
Also present in the area were Wigeon 1, Tufted Duck 7, Eider 42, Great Northern Diver 3, Cormorant 16, Whimbrel 6, Snipe 1, Arctic Tern 12, Wheatear 1, White Wagtail 6 and Twite 2
 

MisterT

Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
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37
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36 Black-tailed Godwits and 4 Whooper Swans were on Loch Hallan while 53 Whimbrel were on Askernish golf course