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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 22nd May 2018. Updated throughout the day

Smerclete, South Uist
The ***Long-billed Dowitcher*** was still by the loch this morning, showing well and seen again in the afternoon

St Kilda
The *Ring-billed Gull* was still present on Hirta

Ardmore, South Uist
The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was again seen on Loch nan Ceann

Aird an Runair, North Uist
A Curlew Sandpiper seen there today

Hougharry, North Uist
A House Martin was over Loch na Reivil

Stinky Bay, Benbecula
A 3CY Iceland Gull there and 2 Ruff nearby on Loch Mor

Aird, Benbecula
The Turtle Dove was seen in a field behind the Mornay B+B, just north of the junction to Aird this afternoon

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 05:30 - 09:50
Weather: Wind NE F4 backing ENE f5-6, bright and sunny. Temp 7 - 9C.

A 4+ hour seawatch this morning produced 5 Red-throated Divers (N), 1 Black-throated Diver (S), 2 Great Northern Divers (N), 10 Fulmars (N), 2 Manx Shearwaters (N), 91 Gannets (10S 81N), 2 Cormorants (N), 32 Kittiwakes (N), 1 Great Skua (N), 1 Arctic Skua (S), 17 Guillemots (2S 15N), 143 Razorbills (N), 2 Puffins (N) and 67 auk sp (10S 57N).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 5, Whooper Swan 3, Shelduck 26, Eider 13, Great Northern Diver 1, Whimbrel 1, Bar-tailed Godwit 4, Lesser Black-backed Gull 3, Arctic Tern 12, Peregrine 1, Pied Wagtail 1 and Twite 6

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Long-billed Dowitcher, photo (c) and courtesy of Jack Bucknall. Ring-billed Gull (c) and courtesy of Cairan Hatsell
 
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