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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th December 2020. Updated throughout the day

Baleshare, North Uist
Five Glaucous Gulls (4 Juveniles and 2nd winter) were on the island this afternoon

Ardivachar, South Uist
The **Lesser Yellowlegs** was seen on the machair early afternoon. A Snow Bunting was also present

Liniclate, Benbecula
A Glaucous Gull was seen flying north along the beach

Smerclete, South Uist
An immature Iceland Gull was seen on the beach today

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:40-11:00
Weather: Wind S f4, 7/8 cloud, dull. Temp 9c.

A 2+ hour seawatch this morning produced 8 Eider (S), 2 Red-breasted Mergansers (S), 7 Red-throated Divers (5S 2N), 2 Great Northern Divers (S), 15 Gannets (S), 7 Shag (1S 6N), 3 Cormorants (S), 4 Kittiwakes (S), 47 Common Gulls (S), 9 Greater Black-backed Gulls (7S 2N), 91 Herring Gulls (S) and 2 auk sp (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 48, Wigeon 23, Tufted Duck 11, Red-breasted Merganser 2, Red-throated Diver 1, Great Northern Diver 2, Common Buzzard 2, Lapwing 24, Glaucous Gull [juvenile]1, Hooded Crow 6, Raven 1, Pied Wagtail 2


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The 2 wintering Siberian Chiffchaffs were still by the pitch at Castlebay along with a Common Chiffchaff and a Grey Wagtail.

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