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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles /Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th October 2019. Updated throughout the day

Langass Lodge, North Uist
A *Barn Owl*, Yellow-browed Warbler and a Chiffchaff were seen around the lodge

Lochmaddy, North Uist
A Fieldfare and male Blackcap were seen there today

Balranald, North Uist
A white morph ***Snow Goose*** was seen there and a Common Tern at Aird an Runair.

Loch Sandary, North Uist
The Little Egret was still there today

North Ford, North Uist
A Little Egret was there today

Nasg, Barra
The female ***Subalpine Warbler*** was still there this morning

Loch na Doirlinn, Barra
The juvenile *Ring-necked Duck* was again on the loch.

Craigston, Barra
The 2CY Iceland Gull was there again today

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:20 - 11:45
Weather: Wind WSW f7-8, veering W. 8/8 cloud, frequent heavy showers. Brief brighter spells later. Temp11C.

A 4+ hour seawatch this morning produced 3 Long-tailed Ducks(S), 4 Red-throated Divers (S), 7 Great Northern Divers (S), 1 Leach's Petrel (S), 1 Fulmar (S), 1 Sooty Shearwater (S), 1 Pomarine Skua [juvenile dark morph] (N), 1 Manx Shearwater (S), 314 Gannets (304S 10N), 1 Shag (S), 1 Cormorant (S), 4 Bar-tailed Godwits (S), 1 Purple Sandpiper (S), 31 Kittiwakes (24S 7N), 1 Black-headed Gull (S), 28 Common Gulls (S), 4 Guillemots (S), 27 Razorbills (S) and 45 auk sp.
Also present in the area were Wigeon 6, Cormorant 9, Curlew 2, Skylark 12 and Pied Wagtail 2

Subalpine Warbler (C) and courtesy of Ian Ricketts
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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
interesting report about the barn owl............................I always thought barn owls might do ok , weather permitting and no pesky tawny owls to harass them
Often wondered about this myself @scotbirder They occur only in small numbers, hence the local rarity status and do not seem to linger for long. I would be interested if anyone else has any ideas about this. @BrianR do you have any ideas?