• Please be aware that avian influenza has been confirmed in the Western Isles. Great Skua and Gannet are the worst affected currently but a range of other bird species can be infected. Please avoid contact with dead birds, give sick and dying birds space, keep dogs on leads and report all instances of five or more dead birds of one species to Defra (03459 335577).

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th April 2022. Updated throughout the day.

Grenitote, North Uist
7 Snow Buntings, 96 Knot and 80 Grey Plover there today.

Clachan Sands, North Uist
One Great Skua was there this evening

Loch Sandary, North Uist
***Cackling Goose*** on the west side of the loch with Barnacle Geese.

Ardivachar, South Uist
An adult Glaucous Gull was present this afternoon.

Clachan, South Uist
Two Little Egrets were on the loch at the Hebridean Jewellery corner at around 10:30am one of the birds was the Welsh ringed one.


Senior Member
1+Green-winged Teal still at Ardmhor, the wandering Jackdaw was at Eoligarry again and 10 Manx Shearwaters and a Great Skua passed Brevig during a quick scan of the sea this evening.