12th March 2019

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th March 2019. Updated throughout the day

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:25 - 10:15
Weather: Wind WSW F7 gust F9, mix of cloud, sunny spells and occasional showers. Temp 5.9 - 6.8C.

A near 3 hour seawatch this morning produced 3 Eider (S), 7 Red-throated Diver (S), 4 Fulmar (3S 1N), 43 Gannets (42S, 1N), 9 Shag (N), 1 Cormorant (S), 5 Kittiwake (S), 2 Guillemot/Razorbills (S), 49 Razorbills (S) and 2 Black Guillemot (S)
Also present in the are were Wigeon 35, Great Northern Diver 1, Cormorant 16, Bar-tailed Godwit 16, Redshank 8, Great Black-backed Gull 14, Peregrine 1 and Raven 1


Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
A wild, stormy day and about an hour spent at the end of Aird an Runair, North Uist this morning. Not much moving in the conditions and included 10 Fulmar SW and 13 Kittiwakes N. Some time spent in car later looking at gulls congregating along the beach. These included an adult Iceland Gull.



Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
On Barra the long-staying juvenile Iceland Gull was on the beach at Craigston again and a new juvenile was at Cleat. At least 10 Black-throated Divers were off Vatersay this afternoon, many moulting into breeding plumage.

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