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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th July 2020. Updated throughout the day

Cross, Isle of Lewis
The Rose-coloured Starling was seen there again today

Ardivachar Point, South Uist
Circa 300 Arctic Terns and 270 Bar-tailed Godwits were there today

West Gerinish, South Uist
The *Spoonbill* and a Black-tailed Godwit were in the south-west corner of Loch Bee. A Whooper Swan was also on the loch

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:10-10:10
Weather: Wind SW f4, grey and dull, 8/8 cloud. Light drizzle and poor visibility at times. Temp 13 - 14c

A four hour seawatch this morning produced 2 Great Northern Divers (S), 21 Storm Petrels (S), 8 Fulmars (S), 222 Manx Shearwaters (S), 156 Gannets (149S 7N), 4 Kittiwakes (S), 2 Great Skuas (1S 1N), 77 Razorbills (S), 12 Puffins (S) and 11 auk sp (S).
Also present in the area were Shoveler 2, Tufted Duck 6, Eider 6, Cormorant 9, Turnstone 1, Arctic Tern 32, Sand Martin 12 and Pied Wagtail 2


Senior Member
The osprey still at Loch Duidibeg and a single crossbill in the plantation there.

cheers, Andrew