Scottish Rarity 22nd July 2019

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd July 2019. Updated throughout the day

Caolas, Vatersay
An adult **White-rumped Sandpiper** was on the beach this afternoon [see Bruce's post below]

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:20 - 10:05
Weather: Wind SSW f3 easing to f2. 8/8/cloud with rain and poor visablity at times. Temp 14C.

A near 4 hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Red-throated Diver (S), 7 Storm Petrels (S), 14 Fulmars (S), 337 Manx Shearwaters (333S 7N), 303 Gannets (294S 9N), 1 Cormorant (N), 3 Kittiwakes (S), 1 Common Tern (S), 29 Arctic Terns (S), 2 Great Skuas (S), 2 Arctic Skuas (S), 1 Black Guillemot (S) and 13 auk sp (12S 1N).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 15, Shelduck 2, Mallard 32, Tufted Duck 6 and Whimbrel 1