Local Rarity 31st December 2018

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 31st December 2018. Updated throughout the day

Coot Loch, Benbecula
The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was again seen on the loch

Nunton, Benbecula
An Iceland Gull was in a field next to Nunton House Hostel

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:45 - 10:50
Weather: Wind SW F6-7, 8/8 cloud, rain, dull and murky at sea at times. Temp 10C.

A 2 hour seawatch this morning produced 2 Eider (S), 14 Long-tailed Ducks (S), 6 Red-throated Divers (S), 2 Great Northern Divers (S), 5 Gannets (S), 15 Shag (N) and 1 auk sp (S).
Also present in the area were Mute Swan 2, Wigeon 35, Tufted Duck 6, Great Northern Diver 1, Cormorant 12 and Purple Sandpiper 3