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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st December 2019. Updated throughout the day

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:50 - 10:55
Weather: Wind SW f5-6, 6/8 cloud occasional light drizzle. Temp 8C.

A 2 hour seawatch this morning produced 12 Pale-bellied Brent Geese (S), 2 Mute Swans (Flew East), 4 Eider (3S 1N), 4 Long-tailed Ducks (S), 2 Red-throated Divers (1S 1N), 1 Black-throated Dver (S), 7 Gannets (6S 1N), 24 Skag (3S 21N), 5 Cormorants (4S 1N) and 4 Common Gulls (S).
Also prsent in the area were Greylag Goose 35, Wigeon 52, Mallard 121, Teal 8, Tufted Duck 15, Great Northern Diver 1, Cormorant 22, Golden Eagle 1, White-tailed Eagle 3, Common Buzzard 1, Bar-tailed Godwit 8, Black-headed Gull 2, Merlin 1, Peregrine 1, Hooded Crow 2, Raven 4 and Rock Pipit 2