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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th November 2020. Updated throughout the day

Eoligarry, Barra
A Snow Bunting flew over and a Slavonian Grebe was seen from the jetty

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:15-10:45
Weather: Wind S veering SSW f4-5. 8/8 cloud. Temp 8-9c

A 2+ hour seawatch this morning produced 7 Eider (S), 1 Common Scoter (S), 8 Long-tailed Ducks (S), 2 Red-breasted Mergansers (S), 4 Red-throated Divers (S), 5 Great Northern Divers (3S 2N), 8 Gannets (S), 40 Shag (3S 37N), 1Cormorant (S) and 2 Razorbills (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 152, Wigeon 6, Tufted Duck 9, Long-tailed Duck 1, Red-breasted Merganser 4, Red-throated Diver 1, Great Northern Diver 1, Cormorant 12, Golden Plover 1, Glaucous Gull 2 [juveniles] and Twite 25