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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sighting for today, 30th July 2018. Updated throughout the day

North Tolsta, Lewis
A Rose-coloured Starling was seen there today

Lochmaddy, North Uist
A Pomarine Skua was seen at sea, 30 minutes out of Lochmaddy on the Lochmaddy - Uig ferry

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:15 - 09:50
Weather: Wind SSE veering S f4-5, 8/8 cloud, frequent showers. Temp 12C.

A 2+ hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Great Northern Diver (S), 12 Fulmars (3S 9N), 95 Manx Shearwaters (37S 58N), 84 Gannets (65S 19N), 1 Shag (N), 1 Whimbrel (S), 1 Greenshank (S), 12 Kittiwakes (11S 1N), 4 Arctic Terns (S), 2 Great Skua (S) and 1 auk sp.
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 33, Shoveler 3, Teal 1, Red-breasted Merganser 1, Cormorant 7, Curlew 2, Knot 2, Dunlin 60, Pectoral Sandpiper 1, Snipe 4, Arctic Tern 3, Razorbill 1, Rock Dove 6, Peregrine 1, Raven 6, Skylark 1, Sand Martin 1, Pied Wagtail 7, Meadow Pipit 8 and Twite 1