22nd December 2018

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for day. 22nd December 2018. Updated throughout the day

Loch nam Feithean, North Uist
13 Pintail are still to be found on the loch

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:55 - 10:45
Weather: Wind WSW F2-3, mostly 8/8 cloud, temp 7.2C.

A near 2 hour seawatch this morning produced 2 Eider (1S 1N), 2 Common Scoters (S), 5 Red-throated Divers (4S 1N), 4 Gannets (3S 1N), 14 Shag (5S 9N), 2 Cormorants (S) and 2 Kittiwakes (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 7, Mute Swan 2, Wigeon 175, Teal 6, Tufted Duck 12, Long-tailed Duck 2, Red-breasted Merganser 2, Red-throated Diver 1, Great Northern Diver 2, Cormorant 7, Peregrine 1, Raven 3 and Rock Pipit 2


Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
While watching 18 Snow Buntings at Stoneybridge, a small group of Bar-wits and a single Black-tailed Godwit flew in off the sea. 4 Barnacle Geese were at Corran Ormiclate

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