6th January 2020

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th January 2020. Updated throughout the day

Baleshare, North Uist
16 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were at the north end of the island

Castlebay, Barra
A Chiffchaff was in a garden at Horve

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:40 - 11:50
Weather: Wind S veering SSW then SW f9-10 easing f 6-7. 8/8 cloud murky at sea, rain, a little brighter at end. Temp 8-9C.

A 3 hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Wigeon (S), 24 Eider (S), 6 Long-tailed Ducks (S), 1 Red-breasted Merganser (S), 24 Red-throated Diver (S), 19 Great Northern Divers (S), 34 Gannets (33S 1N), 26 Shag (2S 24N), 1 Cormorant (N), 1 Razorbill (S) and 1 Black Guillemot (S).
Also present in the area were Wigeon 43, Tufted Duck 10, Great Northern Diver 1, Cormorant 22, Purple Sandpiper 3 and Hooded Crow 8
Likes: John Hansford


Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
Slightly better weather this afternoon allowed for a walk around the patch and added 4 new year ticks, Woodcock, Snipe, Skylark and Shelduck. At least 5 Greenland White-fronts were in the usual fields by the machair
Likes: John Hansford