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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th July 2019. Updated throughout the day

Loch na Tiumpan, Lewis
A single Swift reported this evening.

Earsary, Barra
A single Swift was also seen there today

Brevig, Barra
The Tree Sparrow was seen there again today

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:25 - 09:05
Weather: Wind S F5-6, 8/8 cloud with persistent rain and moderate visibility. Temp 14C.

A near 3 hour seawatch this morning produced 8 Fulmars (S), 7 Manx Shearwaters (S), 220 Gannets (217N 3S), 2 Cormorants (N), 1 Whimbrel (S), 2 Kittwakes (N), 1 Great Skua (N), 2 Razorbills (S), 1 Black Guillemot (S) and 8 auk sp (N).
Also present in the area were Turnstone 4, Greenshank 1, Common Gull 217, Great Black-backed Gull 6, Arctic Tern 12, Raven 2 and Meadow Pipit 5
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