9th September 2018

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
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.


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

Reed Bunting


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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.