16th March 2020

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th March 2020. Updated throughout the day

Miavaig, Isle of Harris
A single Snow Bunting was seen near there this morning

Baleshare, North Uist
Seven Pale-bellied Brent Geese were at Samhla today

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:05 - 09:15
Weather: Wind S f5 to f8. 8/8 cloud, murky at sea and increasing rain. Temp 5-6C.

A 2+ hour seawatch this morning produced 2 Long-tailed Ducks (S), 1 Red-throated Diver (N), 14 Gannets (9S 5N), 72 Shag (13S 59N), 6 Razorbills (S), 1 Black Guillemot (S), 3 auk sp (N) and 1 Skylask (S - in off the sea).
Also present in the area were Wigeon 17, Teal 1, Tufted Duck 12, Great Northern Diver 2, Cormorant 17, Purple Sandpiper 3, Black-headed Gull 1 and Hooded Crow 2
Likes: John Hansford