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Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th July 2020. Updated throughout the day

St. Kilda
Two Long-tailed Skuas (adult and 2nd summer ) were seen 10 miles north of St. Kilda today

Skigersta, Isle of Lewis
One Rose-coloured Starling was still present there today with three again at Cross

Loch Sandary, North Uist
An immature Glaucous Gull was there today

Balranald, North Uist
An adult Curlew Sandpiper seen the today

Balemore, North Uist
A Rose-coloured Starling was seen there today and had also been present the previous day

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

Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:30-11:05
Weather: Wind W f2-3, mix of sunny spells and cloud. Isolated light showers. Temp 10 - 12C.

A 3.5 hour seawatch this morning produced 2 Red-throated Divers (N), 90 Gannets (81S 9N), 2 Great Skuas (1S 1N) and 2 auk sp (N).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 4, Mute Swan 2, Shelduck 12, Tufted Duck 6, Eider 24, Cormorant 23, Turnstone 7, Black-headed Gull 26, Common Gull 45, Great Black-backed Gull 6, Herring Gull 60, Lesser Black-backed Gull 2, Sandwich Tern 1, Little Tern 2, Arctic Tern 52 [including an arrival of 30+ 2CY birds], Rock Dove 8, Raven 3, Sand Martin 22, Rose-coloured Starling 1[adult], Starling 250, Wheatear 1, Pied Wagtail 3, Meadow Pipit 8
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The Rose-coloured Starling was still near the township on Vatersay today and 3 Siskins were at Creachan.