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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 1st June 2019. Updated throughout the day

Peninerine, South Uist
A 2CY *Mediterranean Gull* was seen there today

Loch Mor, Benbecula
A female Garganey was there this morning

Loch Druidibeg, South Uist
An Osprey was seen there again today

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:35 - 09:50
Weather: Wind SSW F4, 8/8 cloud, dull with light drizzle at first. Temp 12C.

A 3+ hour seawatch this morning produced 4 Red-throated Divers (1S 3N), 2 Great Northern divers (1S 1N), 3 Storm Petrels (S), 8 Fulmars (2S 6N), 26 Manx Shearwaters (21S 5N), 60 Gannets (37S 23N), 1 Shag (N), Great Skua (N), 1 Arctic Skua (N), 48 Guillemots (S), 156 Razorbills (S), 9 Puffins (S) and 142 auk sp (112S 2N).
Also present in the area were Wigeon 2, Tufted Duck 9, Eider 7, Sanderling 50, Whimbrel 7, Dunlin 45, Arctic Tern 12, Rock Dove 8, Sand Martin 10, Wheatear 1 and Pied Wagtail 1