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12th December 2018


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 12th December 2018. Updated throughout the day

Balivanich, Benbecula
The female type Velvet Scoter was still off shore there this morning

Kilpheder, South Uist
The 1CY Rook was again seen at the point along with 2 Pink-footed Geese. Circa 100 Mallards were on the sea.


Senior Member
Pretty bleak conditions on Barra this afternoon, but the small Canada Goose was again at Allasdale and 38 Brents were at Traigh Mhor.