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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd June 2021. Updated throughout the day

Hirta, St. Kilda
The male Grey-headed Wagtail was still in Village Bay today

South Dell, Isle of Lewis
A male *Golden Oriole* was seen there today

Balranald, North Uist
A Marsh Harrier was seen this morning over the campsite

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:20-10:55
Weather: Wind ENE f2-3. High, light cloud and sunny periods. Temp 12-16c.

A 3+ hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Red-throated Diver (S), 1 Great Northern Diver (S), 1 Storm Petrel (S), 19 Manx Shearwaters (S), 1 Fulmar (N), 58 Gannets (10S 48N), 6 Shag (1S 5N), 8 Kittiwake (S), 1 Sandwich Tern (S), 1 Common Tern (S), 1 Great Skua (S), 5 Razorbill (S) and 12 auk sp (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 18, Wigeon 2, Tufted Duck 7, Eider 5, Red-throated Diver 1, Great Northern Diver 1, Cormorant 12, Turnstone 12, Sanderling 35, Black-headed Gull 16, Little Tern 10, Arctic Tern 45, Sand Martin 2, Swallow 1, Pied Wagtail 1, Meadow Pipit 4 and Rock Pipit 2.