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

Barvas, Isle of Lewis
A *Northern Goshawk* has been reported as being present since the 16th December

Clachan, South Uist
The Little Egret was again at the north end of Loch Bee this afternoon

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:50 - 11:35
Weather: Wind S f5-6 gust f7. 3/8 high cloud, prolonged sunny spells. Temp 8-9C.

A near 3 hour seawatch this morning produced 11 Eider (S), 1 Long-tailed Duck (S), 3 Red-throated Divers (S), 3 Great Northern Divers (S), 2 Fulmars (S), 3 Gannets (S), 16 Shag (3S 13N), 1 Cormorant (S), 30 Kittiwakes (24S 6N), 1 Razorbill (S) and 1 auk sp (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 38, Wigeon 93, Teal 13, Tufted Duck 14, Red-throated Diver 1, Great Northern Diver 2, Cormorant 22, Black-tailed Godwit 1, Hooded Crow 14, Raven 4 and Rock Pipit 1