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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th December 2019. Updated throughout the day

Baleshare, North Uist
2 Pink-footed Geese were there today

South Glendale, South Uist
A female Blackcap was in a garden there

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:50 - 10:50
Weather: Wind WSW - W f7 gust f9. 8/8 cloud occasional showers. Temp 6 - 7 C.

A 2 hour seawatch this morning produced 3 Wigeon (S), 8 Eider (S), 4 Long-tailed Ducks (3S 1N), 2 Red-throated Divers (S), 6 Great Northern Divers (S), 4 Gannets (S), 17 Shag (1S 16N), 2 Cormorants (S), 1 auk sp (S) and 2 Skylarks (S - over the sea).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 11, Gadwall 1, Wigeon 32, Mallard 133, Teal 5, Tufted Duck 16, Great Northern Diver 1, Cormorant 17, White-tailed Eagle 1, Purple Sandpiper 4, Hooded Crow 5