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

Balranald, North Uist
The ***Richardson's Cackling Goose*** and small Canada Goose were seen there again today.

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:00 - 10:20
Weather: Wind SSW backing S F6-7, 8/8 cloud light drizzle, very dull, occasionally misty at sea. Temp 9.4C.

A 2+ hour seawatch this morning produced 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese (S), 19 Eider (18S 1N), 45 Long-tailed Ducks (S), 21 Red-throated Divers (S), 3 Great Northern Divers (S), 13 Gannets (12S 1N), 24 Shag (1S 23N), 1 Cormorant (S) and 12 Razorbills(S).
Also present in the area were Wigeon 95, Teal 2, Tufted Duck 2, Red-breasted Merganser 2, Red-throated Diver 3, Great Northern Diver 3, Cormorant 8, Peregrine 1 and Hooded Crow 2