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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th June 2020. Updated throughout the day

Skigersta, Isle of Lewis
The Rose-coloured Starling was seen there again today

Carinish, North Uist
The Rose-coloured Starling was again visiting a garden there

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:30-09:45
Weather: Wind N f3, 8/8 cloud. Temp 12C.

A 3+ hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Red-throated Diver (N), 33 Gannets (19S 14N) and 1 Great Skua (S).
Also present in the area were Tufted Duck 3, Eider 7, Cormorant 11, Whimbrel 1, Curlew 1, Turnstone 3, Black-headed Gull 22, Great Black-backed Gull 6, Lesser Black-backed Gull 3, Little Tern 2, Arctic Tern 27, Rock Dove 6, Sand Martin 12, Starling 86, Pied Wagtail 3, Meadow Pipit 4, Rock Pipit 1


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
News from Tristan

A group of at least 10 Crossbills was feeding in a large conifer just outside the castle grounds yesterday morning.
A singing Whitethroat near Cuddy Point this morning was the first I've come across in the castle grounds for about eight years.