20th December 2019

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Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th December 2019. Updated throughout the day

Balranald, North Uist
Circa 400 Snow Buntings are still on the machair and a juvenile Iceland Gull was seen along the shore

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 09:00 - 10:55
Weather: Wind N backing NW f2, 8/8 cloud, dull with light drizzle. Murky out to sea. Temp 6C.

A 2 hour seawatch this morning produced 11 Pale-bellied Brent Geese (6S 5N), 5 Shelduck (S), 2 Eider (S), 4 Long-tailed Ducks (2S 2N), 4 Red-throated Divers (2S 2N), 30 Shag (7S 23N) and 1 Cormorant (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 6, Wigeon 53, Teal 5, Tufted Duck 18, Eider 1, Long-tailed Duck 36, Red-breasted Merganser 4, Red-throated Diver 2, Great Northern Diver 2, Cormorant 21, Bar-tailed Godwit 12, Black-tailed Godwit 1, Black-headed Gull 2, Hooded Crow 4, Skylark 1, Rock Pipit 1, Snow Bunting 6
 
Likes: John Hansford