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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd November 2021. Updated throughout the day

Aird an Runair, North Uist
A *Stock Dove* was seen there this morning. Seven Snow Buntings flew north and a Puffin was seen offshore

Carinish, North Uist
Three Snow Buntings were there today

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:35-11:05
Weather: Wind N - NNE f3, 5/8 cloud, bright with light showers, temp 8 - 11c.

A 2+ hour seawatch produced Barnacle Goose 3 (S), Red-throated Diver 3 (S), 1 (N), Great Northern Diver 1 (N), Grey Heron 1 (N), Gannet 4 (N), Shag 9 (N), Skylark 2 (S).
Also in the area: Greylag Goose 120, Gadwall 4, Wigeon 25, Mallard 79, Teal 32, Tufted Duck 25, Red-throated Diver 2, Great Northern Diver 1, White-tailed Eagle 1, Common Buzzard 1, Golden Plover 8, Curlew 9, Snipe 3, Great Black-backed Gull 6, Merlin 1, Hooded Crow 1, Raven 2, Skylark 3, Redwing 1, Meadow Pipit 13, Rock Pipit 5, Twite 42