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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th December 2019. Updated throghout the day

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

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:25 - 10:55
Weather: Wind SSW f3-4, 8/8 cloud very dull with mist out to sea. Increasing rain. Temp 9C.

A 2+ hour seawatch this morning produced 10 Eider (2S 8N), 2 Common Scoters [adult males] (S), 13 Long-tailed Ducks (11S 2N), 2 Red-breasted Mergansers (S), 8 Red-throated Divers (7S 1N), 1 Gannet (S), 74 Shag (4S 70N), 5 Cormorants (S) and 4 Common Gulls (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 6, Wigeon 11, Teal 13, Tufted Duck 6, Great Northern Diver 2, White-tailed Eagle 1, Hooded Crow 5, Raven 4, Rock Pipit 1 and Snow Bunting 2