7th December 2018

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

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:05 - 11:15
Weather: Wind SW veering WSW F10 - 11, 8/8 cloud murky out to sea. Frequent squally showers. Temp 7.5C.

Comments: Too windy for much movement apart from a steady trickle of Long-tailed Ducks.

A 3+ hour seawatch this morning in very challenging conditions produced 12 Eider (S), 82 Long-tailed Ducks (S), 5 Red-throated Divers (4S 1N), 8 Great Northern Divers (S), 3 Fulmars (S), 4 Gannets (S) and 3 Kittwakes (S).
Also present in the area were Red-throated Diver 1 and Great Northern Diver 2