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Local Rarity 31st December 2021


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 31st December 2021. Updated throughout the day

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
30 Siskins and 3 Treecreepers were seen in the Castle Grounds this morning

Claddach Kyles, North Uist
A Chiffchaff was seen at the Westford today

A male Blackcap has been visiting a garden there throughout the month

Bruernish, Barra
The *Glossy Ibis* was there again today

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:40-10:45
Weather: Wind E backing ENE f 3, 8/8 cloud, murky. Temp 9 c.

A 2 hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Eider (S), 5 Red-throated Divers (1S 4N), 1 Black-throated Diver (N), 3 Gannets (2S 1N), 139 Shag (5S 134N), 2 Cormorants (S), and 1 Kittiwake (S).
Also present in the area were Barnacle Goose 3, Greylag Goose 29, Gadwall 5, Wigeon 24, Teal 4, Tufted Duck 5, Red-breasted Merganser 3, Great Northern Diver 1, Hooded Crow 2, Raven 8, and Goldfinch 2.