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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th June 2021. Updated throughout the day

Port Stoth, Isle of Lewis
A *White-billed Diver* was reported as still present this evening and the Quail was again heard nearby at Loch Stiapabhat during the day

North Bay, South Uist
80+ Bar-tailed Godwits, an Arctic Skua, 4 Knot and 2 Grey Plover were there today

North Locheynort, South Uist
Several Siskins and a singing Whitethroat were there today

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:40-09:35
Weather: Wind S f4, persistent light rain, 8/8 low cloud, dull with varying sea mist. Temp 13 - 14c.
A 3 hour seawatch this morning produced 2 Eiders (N), 17 Storm Petrels (S), 3 Fulmars (2S 1N), 53 Manx Shearwaters (25S 28N), 53 Gannets (51S 2N), 1 Shag (N), 4 Kittiwakes (S), 1 Great Skua (N), 1 Arctic Skua (N), 3 Razorbills (S) and 4 auk sp (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 8, Shelduck 2, Mallard 23, Tufted Duck 7, Great Northern Diver 1, Cormorant 11, White-tailed Eagle 1, Ringed Plover 6, Turnstone 4, Sanderling 18, Dunlin 2, Black-headed Gull 8, Great Black-backed Gull 3, Herring Gull 67, Little Tern 3, Arctic Tern + and Sand Martin 7