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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for this Christmas Day. Possibly updated throughout the day

Borve, Barra
The small Canada Goose was again on the machair today

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:35 - 10:30
Weather: Wind S F4, 5/8 cloud increasing to 8/8. Murky. Temp 9C.

A near 2 hour seawatch this morning produced 9 Eider (S), 6 Long-tailed Duck (S), 5 Red-throated Divers (2S 3N), 1 Great northern Diver (S), 6 Gannets (S), 68 Shag (3S 65N) and 1 auk sp (S).
Also in the area were Greylag Goose 26, Shelduck 2, Wigeon 38, Teal 2, Tufted Duck 14, Great Northern Diver 3, Cormorant 11 and Rock Pipit 1

Chris Johnson

Senior Member
Feb 11, 2017
A walk along Ardivachar beach this afternoon at low tide produced c300 bar-tailed godwits and 130 golden plovers (not often seen on the beach). Returning via the machair saw another 22 golden plovers (close by and reluctant to fly suggesting freshly arrived).