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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th June 2021. Updated throughout the day

Hirta, St Kilda
A *Blyth's Reed Warbler* and two Black Redstarts were in Village Bay today

Paiblesgarry, North Uist
A 2CY Glaucous Gull was there this evening

Orasaigh, South Uist
The juvenile Glaucaus Gull was again seen on the beach by the causeway

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 05:45-10:10
Weather: Wind WSW f6-7 easing to f4. 8/8 cloud and rain at first clearing to sunny periods. Temp 12 - 13c.

A 4.5 hour seawatch this morning produced 2 Great Northern Divers {2CY's] (S), 5 Storm Petrels (S), 22 Fulmars (17S 5N), 284 Manx Shearwateres (237S 24N), 9 Shag (S), 57 Kittiwakes (56S 1N), 1 Great Skua (S), 1 Arctic Skua (N), 108 Guillemots (S), 36 Razorbills (S), 4 Puffin (S) and 105 auk sp (99S 6N).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 8, Shelduck 2, Mallard 28, Tufted Duck 5, Eider 5, Cormorant 12, Turnstone 7, Sanderling 45, Great Black-backed Gull +, Herring Gull 65, Little Tern +, Arctic Tern 50 and Rock Pipit 1

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Blyth's Reed Warbler, adult male and female type Black Redstart (C) Craig Nisbet