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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 7th October 2018. Updated throughout the day

Askernish, South Uist
The *American Golden Plover* was again in the fields opposite the clubhouse

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:45 - 10:05
Weather: Wind S F7-8, heavy rain throughout watch.

A 2+ hour seawatch this morning in blustery and wet conditions produced 1 Red-throated Diver (S), 4 Great Northern Divers (3S 1N), 451 Gannets (S), 2 Razorbills (S) and 6 auk sp (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 21, Golden Plover 26, Snipe 10, Skylark 3