25th December 2019

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for Christmas Day, 2019 . Updated throughout the day

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:55 - 10:55
Weather: Wind NW f2-3, initially 5/8 cloud clearing to 2/8, bright and sunny. Temp 6-7C.

A 2 hour seawatch this morning produced 3 Eider (S), 1 Common Scoter [female] (N), 1 Red-throated Diver (S), 5 Gannets (2S 3N), 34 Shag (6S 28N), 1 Cormorant (S), 7 Common Gulls (7S 1N) and 1 Glaucous Gull [juvenile] (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 146, Wigeon 23, Teal 9, Tufted Duck 15, Great Northern Diver 2, Shag 9, Cormorant 22, Hen Harrier 1, White-tailed Eagle 2, Golden Plover 2, Black-tailed Godwit 1, Snipe 1, Black-headed Gull 1, Hooded Crow 3, Raven 6 and Rock Pipit 1
Likes: John Hansford