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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th July 2019. Updated throughout the day

Barvas, Isle of Lewis
The Rose-coloured Starling was still there today.

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
A *Common Rosefinch* was reported as being present in the castle grounds this afternoon

Langass Wood, North Uist
A female Common Crossbill was seen there today

Scotvein, Grimsay
The Rose-coloured Starling and a Whitethroat were there this morning

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:00 - 10:05
Weather: Wind S veering SSW F3, 8/8 cloud, misty to some extent throughout. Temp 14 - 15
A 3 hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Red-breasted merganser (N), 10 Storm Petrels (S), 5 Fulmars (S), 7 Manx Shearwaters (S), 74 Gannets (67S 7N), 1 Cormorant (S), 2 Kittiwakes (S), 1 Arctic Skua (S) and 2 auk sp (S).
Also in the area were Eider 12, Common Buzzard 1, Ringed Plover 6, Curlew 1, Turnstone 1, Dunlin 46, Black-headed Gull 9, Common Gull 98, Great Black-backed Gull 15, Arctic Tern 12, Raven 2, Sand Martin 5 and Wheatear 1
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