19th December 2018

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 19th December 2018. Updated throughout the day

Balivanich, Benbecula
The female type Velvet Scoter was again off shore this morning

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:50 - 10:30
Weather: Wind S F5, 8/8 cloud, rain. Temp 7.5C

A near 2 hour seawatch this morning produced 2 Eider (S), 11 Long-tailed Ducks (S), 1 Red-breasted Merganser (S), 4 Red-throated Divers (S), 3 Gannets (1S 2N), 15 Shag (1S 14N), 2 Cormorants (S) and 1 Kittiwake (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 5, Wigeon 39, Tufted Duck 10, Red-throated Diver 1, Great Northern Diver 1, Cormorant 21 and Peregrine 1