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In a couple of Lochmaddy gardens, North Uist visited this morning there was a Chiffchaff, at least two singing Goldcrests and both Siskin and redpoll were heard.

At Carinish, North Uist in the afternoon a Slavonian Grebe was still present (near Rubha nan Ron) and a Canada Goose of the nominate subspecies was an addition to my township list.



Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 15th April 2019. Updated throughout the day.

Lionel, Ness, Isle of Lewis
A Jackdaw was present on a croft this morning.

Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis
80 Long-tailed Ducks and 17 Pink-footed Geese.

Howmore River, South Uist
A drake *Green-winged Teal* was reported today.

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Seawatch this morning 07:10 - 09:20
Weather: Wind SE f 5-6, 8/8 high cloud. Temp 6 - 7C

Eider 12S, Red-throated Diver 3S, Great Northern Diver 1S, Fulmar 9S 5N, Manx Shearwater 10S, Gannet 41S 46N, Shag 11N, Cormorant 12N, Kittiwake 1S, Razorbill/Guillemot 1N, Razorbill 27S, Pied Wagtail 1N (came in off sea from south)

Also present in the area: Greylag Goose 2, Shoveler 2, Wigeon 5, Tufted Duck 12, Pintail 2, Red-breasted Merganser 2, Red-throated Diver 2, Great Northern Diver 2, Cormorant 2, Curlew 6, Meadow Pipit 6, Twite 1. Nearby on Bornish machair there were 9 Black-tailed Godwits.

Stoneybridge, South Uist
Glaucous Gull present and a Swallow also reported in the area.