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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th December 2019. Updated throughout the day

Balranald, North Uist
The Snow Goose, 2 ***Cackling Geese***, the ***Todd's Canada Goose*** and 2 Pink-footed Geese were at Loch nam Feithean. 400+ Snow Buntings were still on the machair. The drake Pintail was seen on the sea off Aird an Runair

Loch Sandary, North Uist
A Coot was on the loch today

Rubh' Arnal, North Uist
Two juvenile Iceland Gulls, a Glaucous Gull,74 pale-bellied Brent Geese and several Snow Buntings were there today.

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:55 - 11:05
Weather: Wind N veering SW f1, 0/8 cloud, bright and sunny. Temp -1C increasing to 2C.

A 2+ hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Long-tailed Duck (N), 2 Red-throated Divers (N), 19 Shag (6S 13N) and 1 Cormorant (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 130, Wigeon 25, Teal 21, Tufted Duck 13, Long-tailed Duck 38, Red-breasted Merganser 3, Red-throated Diver 2, Great Northern Diver 6, Grey Heron 1, Shag 26, Cormorant 31, Common Buzzard 1, Purple Sandpiper 104, Black-headed Gull 3, Common Gull 63, Rock Dove 7, Hooded Crow 5, Meadow Pipit 1, Rock Pipit 2 and Snow Bunting 1
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Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
Having not been present at all last winter, it was good to see 8 Greenland White-fronts on the fields here at Askernish today, although 10 years ago there would have been 70+ individuals. Two Pink-footed Geese were also amongst the Greylags and a Water Rail could be heard calling in the stillness of today.