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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th November 2019. Updated throughout the day

Balranald, North Uist
A large mixed flock of finches and Skylarks seen on the machair contained a Lapland Bunting, 30+ Snow Buntings and a Brambling. A drake Pintail was on Loch a' Roe

Loch Paible, North Uist
A Jack Snipe was seen there today

Knockintorran, North Uist
2 ***Cackling Geese*** and a Snow Goose were there today

Scotvien, Grimsay
3 Snow Buntings were there in the morning

South Glendale, South Uist
A Waxwing was in a garden there

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:35 - 09:20
Weather: Wind N f3, mix of cloud and some sunny spells. Temp 1.5 - 2.8C

A near 2 hour seawatch this morning produced 12 Eider (5S 7N), 8 Long-tailed Ducks (N), 1 Red-throated Diver (N), 1 Great Northern Diver (S), 1 Gannet (N) and 95 Shag (9S 86N).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 144, Mute Swan 2, Whooper Swan 6 [5 adults 1 juvenile], Teal 2, Tufted Duck 25, Goldeneye 4, Red-breasted Merganser 2, Great Northern Diver 2, Cormorant 7, Hen Harrier 1, White-tailed Eagle 4, Golden Plover 2, Bar-tailed Godwit 8, Black-tailed Godwit 2, Hooded Crow 18, Raven 2

Water Rail, Askernish, photo courtesy of and © @Bill Neill
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