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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th December 2019. Updated throughout the day

Clachan, South Uist
The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again at the north end of Loch Bee

South Glendale, South Uist
A male Blackcap was in a graden there

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:30 - 11:00
Weather: Wind WSW f6-7. 8/8 cloud. Temp 8.6 - 9C.

A 2+ hour seawatch this morning produced 21 Eider (S), 4 long-tailed Ducks (S), 2 Red-breasted Mergansers (S), 14 Red-throated Divers (S), 8 Great Northern Divers (S), 2 Fulmars (S), 1 Slavonian Grebe (S), 23 Gannets (S), 11 Shag (1S 10N), 2 Cormorants (S), 4 Kittiwakes (S), 14 Common Gulls (12S 2N), 1 Razorbill (S) and 3 Black Guillemots (S).
Also present in the area were Teal 13, Tufted Duck 7, Goldeneye 2, Red-throated Diver 1, Bar-tailed Godwit 11, Snipe 2, Black-headed Gull 1, Hooded Crow 2 and Raven 2


Senior Member
On Barra the Ring-necked Duck was still with 7 Tufted Ducks on Loch Tangasdale today and a Common Scoter was off Ardmhor ferry terminal. The 2 Tree Sparrows are still coming to my feeders.


Always Birding
A small arrival of Whooper Swans on the patch here at Askernish with 32 at Frobost and another 11 plus a female Pintail on Loch Hallan