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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th February 2024. Updated throughout the day

Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis
The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was seen there again this morning

Sollas, North Uist
The *Snow Goose* was seen there again today

West Loch Ollay, South Uist
The female ***Lesser Scaup*** and 3 Velvet Scoters were there this afternoon

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 09:15-10:30
Weather: Wind East f4, 8/8 cloud, occasional very light drizzle. Temp5c.

A 1+ hour seawatch this morning produced 4 Long-tailed Ducks (S), 1 Great Northern Diver (N), and 8 Shag (5S 3N).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 14, Mute Swan 1, Gadwall 2, Wigeon 35, Mallard 86, Teal 1, Tufted Duck 14, Red-breasted Merganser 2, Ringed Plover 107, Bar-tailed Godwit 7, Red-throated Diver 4, Great Northern Diver 7, Cormorant 23, Shag 22, Common Buzzard 1, Merlin 1, Hooded Crow 11, Raven 4, Skylark 1, Twite 150, and Otter 1