14th December 2019

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th December 2019. Updated throughout the day

An adult Glaucous Gull was at the southern end of the island. 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were amongst the Barnacle Geese and a juvenile Greenland White-fronted Goose was with Greylags.

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 09:00 - 10:55
Weather: Wind ENE backing NNE f4, 8/8 cloud, light rain. Temp 4C

A two hour seawatch this morning produced 13 Eider (S), 5 Long-tailed Ducks (2S 3N), 5 Red-throated Divers (4S 1N), 1 Great Northern Diver (S), 5 Gannets (S), 51 Shag (9S 42N) and 3 Cormorants (1S 2N).
Also present in the area were Wigeon 26, Mallard 51, Teal 5, Tufted Duck 7, Red-breasted Merganser 2, Great Northern Diver 2, Grey Heron 1, Cormorant 11, Hen Harrier 1, Common Buzzard 1, Bar-tailed Godwit 7, Purple Sandpiper 110, Black-headed Gull 1, Hooded Crow 41, Raven 3 and Twite 182