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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th June 2019. Updated throughout the day

North Locheynort, South Uist
A Spotted Flycatcher was seen there today

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:45 - 10:05
Weather: Wind SW backing SSW F4. 8/8 cloud, sunny spells later. Temp 12C.

A 2+ hour seawatch this morning produced 3 Great Northern Divers (N), 4 Storm Petrels (S), 3 Fulmars (2S 1N), 142 Manx Shearwaters (S), 116 Gannets (111S 5N), 22 Kittiwakes (S), 1 Great Skua (S), 12 Guillemots (S), 45 Rasorbills (S) 5 Puffins (S) and 47 auk sp (44S 3N).
Also present in the area were Tufted Duck 8, Cormorant 4, Turnstone 9, Arctic Tern 12, Raven 1, Sand Martin 5, Wheatear 1 and Pied Wagtail 4

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Meadow Pipit (C) and courtesy Graham Forsyth