• 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, 13th February 2020

The Butt of Lewis
Two juvenile Glaucous Gulls were there today

Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis
A possible ***Todd's Canada Goose*** was reported as being present amongst the Barnacle Geese

Balranald, North Uist
The two ***Cackling Geese*** were at on the reserve today

Loch Sandary, North Uist
A Coot was on the loch today

Rubh' Arnal, North Uist
4 Iceland Gulls (2 juveniles, 2nd winter and adult) plus 6 Glaucous Gulls (5 juveniles and a 2nd winter) were in the Rubh' Arnal/ Balemore area.

Baleshare, North Uist
12 Snow Buntings were on the island

Boisedale, South Uist
2 Pink-footed Geese and 82 Goldfinch were on the machair there