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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Herbrides bird sightings for today, 10th June 2021. Updated throughout the day

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 05:50-08:45
Weather: Wind S f6-7. 8/8 cloud, persistent light misty drizzle. Temp 14 c.

A 3 hour seawatch this morning produced 3 Eider (1S 2N), 1 Great Northern Dived [2CY] (N), 1 Storm Petrel (S), 10 Fulmars (8S 2N), 121 Gannets (117S 4N), 8 Kittiwakes (S), 1 Arctic Skua (S), 5 Guillemots (S), 9 Razorbills (S), 1 Puffin (S) and 10 auk sp (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 8, Shelduck 2, Mallard +, Tufted Duck 6, Shag +, Cormorant +, Ringed Plover 2, Turnstone 2, Sanderling 3, Black-headed Gull +, Common Gull +, Herring Gull +, Arctic Tern +, Sand Martin 10 and Twite 1