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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th March 2024. Updated throughout the day

Balranald, North Uist
3 Snow Buntings were there today

Loch Bee, South Uist
the male and female *Ring-necked Ducks* and 5 Scaup (2 male 3 female) were there again today

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:25-10:20
Weather: Wind SE f4-5, mostly high cloud, a few sunny spells. Temp 7c.

A 2 hour seawatch this morning produced 14 Pale-bellied Brent Geese (S), 5 Eider (N), 2 Common Scoters (N), 2 Long-tailed Ducks (1S 1N), 1 Red-throated Diver (S), and 38 Shag (20S 18N).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 6, Gadwall 1, Wigeon 42, Teal 3, Tufted Duck 16, Goldeneye 1, Red-breasted Merganser 1, Red-throated Diver 2, Great Northern Diver 2, Cormorant 27, White-tailed Eagle 1, Merlin 1, Hooded Crow 3, Pied Wagtail 1, and Twite 300.