Local Rarity 20th May 2018

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Outer Hebrides /Western Isles bird sightings for today, 20th May 2018

Ardmore, South Uist
The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was again seen on Loch nan Ceann

Balemore, North Uist
A Pied Flycatcher was seen there today.

Aird an Runair, North Uist
A single Pomarine Skua flew north early afternoon

Nunton, Benbecula
A Turtle Dove was reported to be in one of the fields at the junction of the road to Culla Bay this morning

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:00 - 08:30
Weather: Wind S F5-6, 8/8 cloud, dull with poor visibility, rain. Temp 10.9C.

A 2.5 hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Great Northern diver (S), 9 Fulmars (6S 3N), 1 Manx Shearwater (S), 124 Gannets (114S 10N), 10 Kittiwakes (S), 1 Great Skua (N), 3 Arctic Skuas (N), 3 Razorbills (S) and 15 auk sp (13S 2N)
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 2, Whooper Swan 4, Wigeon 2, Eider 15, Whimbrel 1, Arctic Tern 12, Purple Sandpiper 4, Whimbrel 3, Wheatear 1 and Pied Wagtail 1