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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd September 2019. Updated throughout the day

Bornish, South Uist
8 Black-tailed Godwits and 3 Ruff were on flooded fields by the entrance to the machair this morning. 7 Ruff were there in the evening

Kildonan, South Uist
c160 Black-tailed Godwits were on flooded fields by Loch Aird an Sgairbh this morning

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:50 - 11:20
Weather: Wind SSE veering S f2-4. 8/8 cloud, very dull, misty at times. Temp 13 - 15C.
A 3+ hour seawatch this morning produced 6 Common Scoter (S), 11 Red-throated Divers (S), 1 Great Northern Diver (S), 2 Diver sp (S), 4 Storm Petrels (S), 3 Manx Shearwaters (2S 1N), 34 Gannets (29S 5N), 1 Shag (S), 2 Cormorants (N), 1 Snipe (S - in off the sea), 44 Kittiwakes (S - only 2 adults). 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls (S), 6 Arctic Terns (S), 4 Razorbills (S) and 4 auk sp (S).
Also present in the area were Red-breasted Merganser 2, Red-throated Diver 2, Bar-tailed Godwit 2, Turnstone 30, Knot 4, Sanderling 120, Dunlin 70, Red-breasted Merganser 2, Red-throated Diver 2, Bar-tailed Godwit 2, Turnstone 30, Knot 4, Sanderling 120, Dunlin 70, Pectoral Sandpiper 1 [on south beach], Hooded Crow 1, Raven 4, Wheatear 3, and Pied Wagtail 6

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Bar-tailed Godwit (C) & courtesy of Graham Forsyth
 
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