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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 11th December 2018. Updated throughout the day

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 09:40 - 10:55
Weather: Wind SSE F6-7, 8/8 cloud, temp 9C.

A 1+ hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Eider (S), 1 Long-tailed Duck (S), 1 Red-throated Diver (S) and 1 Cormorant (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 28, Wigeon 33, Tufted Duck 10, Red-breasted Merganser 1, Great Northern Diver 2, Cormorant 17, White-tailed Eagle 1, Lapwing 40, Curlew 13, Rock Dove 55, Merlin 1, Peregrine 1, Raven 2 andTwite 31