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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th March 2020. Updated throughout the day

Rubh' Arnal, North Uist
4+ Iceland Gulls, 6 Glaucous Gulls and 60 pale-bellied Brent Geese were there this morning

Loch Sandary, North Uist
The *Snow Goose * and Coot were there again today

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:30 - 10:25
Weather: Wind ESE f2-3, 0/8 cloud, bright and sunny. Temp 3 increasing 6C.

A three hour seawatch this morning produced 13 Eider (N), 50 Gannets (9S 41N), 43 Shag (6S 37N), 2 Cormorants (N), 1 Black-headed Gull (S) and 13 auk sp (8S 5N).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 7, Shelduck 4, Wigeon 39, Tufted Duck 7, Long-tailed Duck 15, Red-breasted Merganser 4, Red-throated Diver 4, Great Northern Diver 7, Shag 30, Cormorant 53, Common Buzzard 1, Bar-tailed Godwit 22, Turnstone 46, Purple Sandpiper 97, Raven 2, Skylark 1, Pied Wagtail 1, Meadow Pipit 1, Rock Pipit 1, Twite 172 and Snow Bunting 2