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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th August 2019. Updated throughout the day

Balemore, North Uist
36 Black-tailed Godwits were there today.

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:30 - 10:25
Weather: Wind W backing WSW f4 gust f6. Bright at first followed by 8/8 cloud then fine drizzle. Temp 14C.

A near 3 hour seawatch this morning produced 2 Red-throated Divers (S), 2 Black-throated Divers (S), 2 Storm petrels (S), 9 Fulmars (7S 2N), 111 Manx Shearwaters (110S 1N), 163 Gannets (117S 46N), 1 Cormorant (N), 3 Golden Plover (S - in of the sea), 2 Whimbrel (S), 4 Bar-tailed Godwits (S), 8 Kittiwake (S), 1 Great Skua (N) amd 2 Razorbills (S).
Also present in the area were Eider 1, Red-throated Diver 2, Great Northern Diver 1, Common Buzzard 1, Ringed Plover 7, Turnstone 7, Raven 6 and Pied Wagtail 2
Likes: John Hansford