National Rarity 12th February 2019

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th February 2019. Updated throughout the day

Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis
An adult Glaucous Gull and 2 Iceland Gulls (adult and 2CY) were seen there today

Balranald, North Uist
The ***Richardson's Cackling Goose*** and small Canada Goose were seen there again today

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:15 - 11:20
Weather: Wind SSW F6-7, initially 8/8 cloud and rain, gradually brightening with sunshine. Temp 9-10C.

A three hour seawatch this morning produced 8 Eider (6S 2N), 31 Long-tailed Ducks (29S 2N), 19 Red-throated Divers (S), 15 Fulmar (S), 35 Gannets (33S 2N), 13 Shag (1S 12N), 3 Kittiwakes (S), 49 Razorbills (S) and 3 Black Guillemots (S).
Also present in the area were Wigeon 64, Teal 6, Tufted Duck 4, Red-throated Diver 2, Great Northern Diver 2, Cormorant 18