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27th December 2017


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis
An adult Iceland Gull was seen mid afternoon

Ruhba Ardvule. South Uist
A 1.5 hour seawatch this morning produced 4 Eider (3S 1N), 2 Long-tailed Duck (N),7 Red-throated Divers (2S 5N), 2 Great Northern Divers (1S 1N), 6 Gannet (3S 3N), 41 Shag (5S 36N), 1 Cormorant (S), 5 Knot (N), 13 Kittiwakes (2S 11N), 1 Adult Iceland Gull (N) and 2 auk sp (N). Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 26, Shelduck 2, Wigeon 32, Mallard 102, Teal 14, Tufted Duck 12, Long-tailed Duck 5, Goldeneye 2, Great Northern Diver 2, Shag 12, Cormorant 16, Lapwing 8, Golden Plover 7, Ringed Plover 103, Sanderling 340, Purple Sandpiper 4, Dunlin 75, Merlin 1, Peregrine 1, Hooded Crow 2, Raven 6, Rock Pipit 1
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Senior Member
3 Iceland gulls and the usual glaucous gull were at Ardveenish today and another Iceland was at Traigh Mhor.


Senior Member
At Rubh' Arnal, North Uist this morning pale-bellied Brent Geese were down to 35, there were two Glaucous Gulls, at least one Iceland Gull, the leucistic Common Gull was along the shore and a Jack Snipe was flushed from poorly vegetated area near the fish dump.


Always Birding
The 8 Greenland White-fronted Geese were at Askernish on the fields by the golf course this morning