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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 15th August 2018. Updated throughout the day

Aird an Runair, North Uist
A ***Bonaparte's Gull*** was seen there this morning

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:00 - 10:15
Weather: Wind SW F4, 8/8 cloud, dull. Temp 13.5C.

A 4+ hour seawatch this morning produced 18 Storm Petrels (S), 13 Fulmars (S), 437 Manx Shearwaters (S), 205 Gannets (202S 3N), 1 Shag (S), 1 Kittiwake (S), 3 Arctic Terns (S), 3 Great Skuas (S) and 1 Black Guillemot (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 32, Hen Harrier 1, Common Buzzard 2, Curlew 2, Ruff 2, *Mediterranean Gull* [juvenile] 1, Rock Dove 16, Peregrine 1, Raven 12, Sand Martin 1 and Pied Wagtail 3
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A 3 hour seawatch in the rain off the west side of Vatersay this afternoon produced c400 Manx Shearwaters per hour, 2 Sooty Shearwaters and 2 Storm Petrels all going south. Again no sign of the Ring-billed Gull at Traigh Bhialais.