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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd May 2019. Updated throughout the day

Bolnabadoch, Barra
The **Purple Heron** was again at Loch an Ali, showing occasionally. A Spotted Flycatcher was also seen on the island

Loch Paible, North Uist
A pale-bellied Brent Goose was there today

Balranald, North Uist
A drake Garganey was the SW corner of Loch nam Feithean this evening. Also present was a Coot and a male Ruff. The Barnacle Goose was still nearby at Loch na Reivil

Clachan, South Uist
The Little Egret was still present today

North Locheynort, South Uist
A Whitethroat was there this morning

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:10 - 09:05
Weather: Wind NW F4, mix of cloud and sunny spells, temp 13-14C.

A near 3 hour seawatch this morning produced 2 Red-throated Divers (1S 1N), 2 Great Norther Divers (1S 1N), 19 Fulmars (N), 38 Manx Shearwaters (N), 49 Gannets (2S 47N), 2 Cormorants (N), 33 Kittiwakes (N), 10 Guillemots (N), 86 Razorbills (N), 1 Puffin (N), 255 auk sp (4S 251N) and 2 Meadow Pipits (N).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 8, Tufted Duck 11, Eider 8, Long-tailed Duck [female] 1, Red-breasted Merganser 3, Great Northern Diver 1, Cormorant 16, Hen Harrier [adult male] 1, Turnstone 30, Sanderling 60, Dunlin 46, Arctic Tern 20, Rock Dove 13, Sand Martin 2 and Pied Wagtail 1