9th September 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, 9th September 2018

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:35 - 10:45
Weather: Wind SW f3 increasing to f5, initially 8/8 cloud gradually becoming SW f5 with some light showers. Temp 13C.

A 4+ hour seawatch this morning produced 11 Eider (S), 3 Red-breasted Megansers (S), 16 Red-throated Divers (S), 6 Great Northern Divers (S), 32 Fulmars (23S 9N), 1 Sooty Shearwater (S), 48 Manx Shearwaters (46S 2N), 553 Gannets (542S 11N), 3 Shag (N), 1 Curlew (S), 14 Kittiwakes (S), 2 Arctic Skuas (S), 1 Guillemot (S), 9 Razorbills (S), and 12 auk sp (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 27, Common Buzzard 1, Curlew 3, Peregrine 1, Skylark 1, White Wagtail 1, Pied Wagtail 6 and Meadow Pipit 12
 

Bruce

Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
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A 2 hour seawatch on Vatersay this afternoon produced a southerly movement of birds that included 9 Sooty Shearwaters, c220 ManxShearwaters, 3 Great Skuas and a flock of 6 Bar-tailed Godwits.
 

MisterT

Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
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Despite looking in all the nooks and cranies, just 16 Black-tailed Godwits at Orasay is all that I could find today

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Reed Bunting
 

Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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News from Tony Marr at Ness

This juvenile Spotted Flycatcher was inside the lighthouse compound until at least (13.00) today. I have seen only five in Ness in ten years, and none at the lighthouse before.

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