22nd March 2020

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Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd March 2020. Updated throughout the day

Point, Isle of Lewis
Two Snow Buntings were seen there today

Meaveg, Isle of Harris
32 Whooper Swans were seen heading west this evening.

Baleshare, North Uist
A juvenile Glaucous Gull and eight Snow Buntings were there this afternoon.

North Ford, North Uist
24 Whooper Swans flew north early morning

South Glendale, South Uist
Circa 40 Whooper Swans flew north at 13:00

Brevig, Barra
43 Whooper Swans flew north this morning

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:45 - 10:00
Weather: Wind S f4, 8/8 cloud, dull. Temp 6C.

A 2+ hour seawatch this morning produced 19 Eider (16S 3N), 2 Long-tailed Ducks (S), 3 Red-throated Divers (2S 1N), 2 Fulmars (S), 33 Gannets (16S 17N), 32 Shag (9S 23N), 4 Cormorants (3S 1N) and 1 auk sp (N).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 2, Wigeon 16, Tufted Duck 10, Red-breasted Merganser 1, Great Northern Diver 2, Shag 19, Cormorant 22, White-tailed Eagle 2, Purple Sandpiper 1, Black-headed Gull 4 and Raven 1
 
Likes: John Hansford