National Rarity 7th May 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 May 2018. Updated throughout the day

St Kilda
The female ***Snowy Owl*** was there again this morning, last seen on 29th April

Reef, Isle of Lewis
A 2CY Glaucous Gull seen there today

Sound Of Taransay, Isle of Harris
45 Long-tailed Ducks seen there today

Tarbert, Isle of Harris
2 Blackcaps, a Coal Tit and a Lesser Redpoll were near the Harris Hotel.

Paiblesgarry, North Uist
3 Dotterel were on the machair (see BrianR's post below)

Loch Hougharry, North Uist
A House Martin was seen there today

The Range, South Uist
2 Dotterel seen at the southern end of the range late afternoon

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:35 - 10:00
Weather: Wind E F3, 8/8 cloud dull with increase in light drizzle and mist. Temp 7.5 - 8.1C.

A 3+ hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Shoveler (N), 1 Great Northern Diver (N), 2 Fulmar (N), 5 Manx Shearwaters (N), 52 Gannets (29S 23N), 7 Shag (2S 5N), 5 Cormorants (N), 1 Whimbrel (N), 34 Kittiwakes (25S 9N), 3 Great Skuas (!S 2N), 1 Razorbill (S) and 3 Swallows (N).
Also present in the area were Barnacle Goose 1, Tufted Duck 12, Eider 11, Red-breasted Merganser 12, Great Northern Diver 9, Cormorant 18, Golden Plover 1, Whimbrel 2, Bar-tailed Godwit 1, Sanderling 120, Dunlin 600, Arctic Tern 16, Wheatear 1, White Wagtail 12, Meadow Pipit 6, Twite 42 and Otter 2
 

BrianR

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Feb 7, 2017
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Photo of one of three Dotterel found by Simon and Craig (Speyside Wildlife) on the cultivated machair just to the S of Loch Paible, North Uist this morning.
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Likes: Fred

MisterT

Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
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The waders are still reluctant to move on with good numbers for Askernish still on the beach and machair which has not gone unnoticed by a Peregrine. Sanderling numbered 300+ on the beach with again several colour ringed individuals in amongst them. Turnstone numbers were lower but Whimbrel numbered 80+ on the golf course. 90+ Ringed Plover were new on the ploughed fields and a Greenland Wheatear was still present.

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Journey's end for this Whimbrel. Colour ringed Sanderling - good views of both legs
 

Bruce

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Feb 25, 2017
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10 pale-bellied brent geese were resting on the rocks at the end of the headland at Leinis, Barra this afternoon. 2 blackcaps and a grasshopper warbler were at Creachan and c30 long-tailed ducks were still of Craigston.
 

BrianR

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Feb 7, 2017
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Simon and Craig also saw another two Dotterel on the Range near West Gerinish, South Uist in the afternoon.