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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today. 16th August 2019. Updated throughout the day

Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris
Circa 50 Common Scoters and 2 Velvet Scoters were reported today

Borve, Benbecula
16 Black-tailed Godwits were on the cut fields this morning

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:35 - 09:55
Weather: Wind S-SSE f5-6 gust f7. 8/8 cloud, persistent rain, misty at sea. Temp 14C.

A 3+ hour seawatch this morning produced 2 Red-throated Divers (S), 5 Storm Petrels (S), 12 Fulmars (11S 1N), 2 Manx Shearwaters (S), 88 Gannets (83S 5N), 2 Cormorants (N), 16 Whimbrel (S), 1 Kittiwake (S) and 1 Great Skua (S).
Also present in the area were Red-throated Diver 1, Lapwing 3, Curlew 6, Turnstone 2, Knot 1, Dunlin 24, Great Black-backed Gull 10, Herring Gull 103, Raven 1, Pied Wagtail 1 and Meadow Pipit 6

A single Ruff was nearby on Bornish machair
Likes: John Hansford