Local Rarity 1st December 2018

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 1st Decemebr 2018. Updated throughout the day

South Glendale, South Uist
2 Blackcaps were in a garden there

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:10 - 10:40
Weather: Wind SSW F4, cloudy, a little brighter later. Temp 8.6C
A 2+ hour seawatch this morning produced 10 Eider (5S 5N), 1 Common Scoter (S), 8 Long-tailed Ducks (7S 1N), 2 Red-breasted Mergansers (S), 18 Red-throated Divers (14S 4N), 3 Great Northern Divers (2S 1N), 55 Shag (1S 54N), 1 Cormorant (S) and 2 auk sp (S).
also present in the area were Greylag Goose 26, Wigeon 42, Teal 5, Tufted Duck 10, Red-breasted Merganser 3, Red-throated Diver 2, Great Northern Diver 4, Cormorant 14, Bar-tailed Godwit 20, Knot 2, Dunlin 17, Merlin 1 and Rock Pipit 2


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
The adult White-billed Diver was off Eoligarry jetty just before high tide this morning, though frustratingly it remained distant, never coming closer than half a mile range, making the task of getting a recognisable record shot impossible. If only it would show as well as the Great Northerns! There were 16 Snow Buntings in 2 flocks on the beach plus a Common Scoter and 2 Slavonian Grebes off shore. There were 3 more Slavs off Ardmhor and at least 4 Common Redpolls were still at Castlebay. 3 Common Scoters were off Vatersay this afternoon.

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