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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th June 2019. Updated throughout the day

Ardnastruban, Grimsay
A Rose-coloured Starling was around the guesthouse this morning

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 05:45 - 09:35
Weather: Wind SW backing SSW F4 gust F6. 8/8 cloud, misty at times with light drizzle. Temp 14C dropping to 13C.

A near 4 hour seawatch this morning produced 2 Great Northern Divers (1S [2CY] 1N [summer adult]), 14 Storm Petrels (S), 8 Fulmars (7S 1N), 569 Manx Shearwaters (S), 127 Gannets (86S 41N), 18 Kittiwakes (16S 2N), 2 Great Skuas (S), 5 Guillemots (S), 20 Razorbills (S), 97 Puffins (S), 80 auk sp (79S 1N) and 2 Swifts (S - over the sea).
Also present in the area were Shelduck 2, Tufted Duck 8, Cormorant 7, Ringed Plover 18, Curlew 1, Arctic Tern 12, Raven 1, Sand Martin 29, Pied Wagtail 1 and Twite 9