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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th December 2019. Updated throughout the day

Scotvein, Grimsay
5 Fieldfares were there this afternoon

Kilaulay, South Uist
A Lapland Bunting and 10 Snow Buntings were amongst a large flock of Twite on the machair near the green barn. 44 Barnacle Geese, 125 Greenland White-fronted Geese and a drake Pintail were on the west side of Loch Bee

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:50 - 10:35
Weather: Wind WSW backing S f2, 8/8 cloud, temp 5C.

A near 2 hour seawatch this morning produced 8 Eider (S), 4 Red-throated Divers (2S 2N), 2 Gannets (S), 60 Shag (11S 49N), 3 Cormorants (S) and 1 Razorbill (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 5, Wigeon 21, Teal 13, Tufted Duck 17, Long-tailed Duck 1, Red-throated Diver 1, Great Northern Diver 2, Cormorant 8, White-tailed Eagle 1, Lapwing 60, Golden Plover 44, Black-tailed Godwit 1, Rock Dove 33, Merlin 1, Peregrine 1, Hooded Crow 3, Raven 5 and Rock Pipit 5