• 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, 14th July 2020. Updated throughout the day

Cross, Isle of Lewis
The Rose-coloured Starling was again there today

Swordale, Isle of Lewis
A Long-tailed Skua was seen over Swordale Moor this morning

Stinky Bay, Benbecula
A Glaucous Gull was seen there today

West Gerinish, South Uist
The *Spoonbill* was once again in the south-west corner of Loch Bee.

Howmore, South Uist
A Whimbrel was seen on the machair today

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Two Whimbrel were seen there today

Spoonbill (C) and courtesy of Micheal Cook


Senior Member
Family of whitethroats at North Loch Eynort, also a family of common redpolls there with 5 siskins and 4 crossbills.

cheers, Andrew