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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th January 2019. Updated throughout the day

Stornoway, Isle of lewis
The adult Iceland Gul was still in the harbour area at dusk

Balranald, North Uist
The Richardson's Cackling Goose and small Canada Goose were again present today. 20 Snow Buntings were also in the area, part of a very large mixed flock of Twite and Linnet. 13 Pintail were nearby on Loch nam Feithean.

Loch Sandary, North Uist
The drake *Green-winged Teal* was still on the loch

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:40 - 10:20
Weather: Wind NNW - NW F3-4, 7/8 cloud. Temp 7.2C

A 1+ hour seawatch this morning produced 6 Eider (2S 4N), 2 Long-tailed Duck (S), 1 Red-throated Diver (S), 2 Great Northern Divers (1S 1N), 4 Gannets (1S 3N), 83 Shag (N) and 2 Cormorants (1S 1N).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 79, Pink-footed Goose 1, Wigeon 89, Teal 1, Tufted Duck 2, Red-breasted Merganser 4, Red-throated Diver 1, Great Northern Diver 2, Shag 3, Cormorant 9, White-tailed Eagle 1, Common Buzzard 1, Golden Plover 5, Hooded Crow 5, Raven 2