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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd December 2019. Updated throughout the day

Eochar, South Uist
The Little Egret was on Oban na Bual' -uachdraich this morning

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:30 - 11:00
Weather: Wind SW f5, 8/8 low cloud with drizzle. Temp 8.7C

a 2+hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Eider (N), 2 Common Scoter (S), 3 Long-tailed Ducks (1S 1N), 3 Red-throated Divers (S), 2 Great Northern Divers (1S 1N), 4 Gannets (S), 39 Shag (3S 36N), 2 Cormorants (S), 2 Black-headed Gulls (S) and 12 Common Gulls (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 69, Teal 2, Tufted Duck 13, Red-breasted Merganser 2, Red-throated Diver 1, Great Northern Diver 2, Curlew 17, Sanderling 38, Purple Sandpiper 5, Snipe 1, Hooded Crow 1, Raven 3 and Rock Pipit 2
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