8th February 2019

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th February 2019. Updated throughout the day

Ruhba Ardvule South Uist
Counting period: 08:35 - 10:40
Weather: Wind SSE veering S F7-8. 8/8 cloud, increasing rain. Temp 8c.

A 2 hour seawatch this morning produced 6 Eider (S), 11 Long-tailed Ducks (S), 3 Red-throated Divers (S), 1 Great Northern Diver (S), 12 Gannets (2S 10N), 3 Shag (N) and 1 Guillemot (S).
Also present in the area were Mute Swan 1, Shelduck 5, Wigeon 30, Tufted Duck 5, Red-throated Diver 1, Great Northern Diver 4, Cormorant 17, Bar-tailed Godwit 22, Common Gull 350, Great Black-backed Gull 12 and Herring Gull 380
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Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
Hard going on Barra thanks to the wind and rain. The Glaucous Gull at Traigh Mhor along with 11 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were the only birds of any note.

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