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

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:20 - 09:40
Weather: Wind ENE f5, 8/8 cloud, dull with light drizzle. Temp 6-7C.

A 1+hour seawatch this morning produced 10 Eider (N), 2 Red-throated Divers (N), 1 Black-throated Diver (N), 2 Great Northern Divers (S), 17 Shag (4S 13N) and 1 auk sp (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 217, Teal 5, Tufted Duck 48, Great Northern Diver 1, White-tailed Eagle 2, Common Buzzard 1, Golden Plover 1, Curlew 14, Bar-tailed Godwit 13, Snipe 3, Hooded Crow 1, Raven 2 and Redwing 2