Local Rarity 7th June 2018

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Hawkeye

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

The Butt of Lewis
A 2nd summer Iceland Gull flew north past The Butt early afternoon

Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis
A Curlew Sandpiper was seen there today

Borve, Berneray
A Pink-footed Goose reported to be there today

Carinish, North Uist
Late news of a *Barn Owl* seen there yesterday evening

Ardivachar, South Uist
A female "flava" type Yellow Wagtail was seen on the beach today

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:05 - 08:00
Weather: Wind NNW F0-1, light, high cloud with sunny spells. Temp 11.6 - 12.3C.

A near two hour seawatch this morning produced 2 Red-throated Divers (N), 5 Fulmars (N), 1 Manx Shearwater (N), 141 Gannets (56S 85N), 7 Kittiwakes (5S 2N), 1 Great Skua (S), 21 Puffins (4S 17N) and 113 auk sp (46S 67N).
Also present in the area were Wigeon 10, Eider 12, Great Northern Diver 11, Whimbrel 1, Sanderling 3, Dunlin 32, Arctic Tern 12, Sand Martin 2, Pied Wagtail 1, Meadow Pipit 2 and Twite 1. 2 Whimbrel were seen there early afternoon


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Yellow Wagtial (C) and courtesy of Craig Round
 
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MisterT

Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
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Here at Askernish, a Spotted Flycatcher was in the township and a pair of Siskin were visiting my feeders. Also two summer plumage Black-tailed Godwits were on Loch Hallan early afternoon.

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Likes: YvonneB

BrianR

Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
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North Uist: yesterday Terry Easter saw a Wood Sandpiper on Loch na Paisg, and today Nicholas Watts photographed a Grasshopper Warbler at Balemore.