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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th April 2021. Updated throughout the day

Lionel, Isle of Lewis
Circa 300 Pink-feet landed on the machair this afternoon and three Black-tailed Godwits were by Loch Beag, Fivepenny

North Ford, North Uist
Two Little Terns were seen off Carinish this morning

Clachan, South Uist
A Little Egret and 42 Black-tailed Godwits were at the north end of Loch Bee this morning. Seven Whimbrel were nearby on Eochar machair and 29 Black-tailed Godwits were on the pools by Launch area 2

Druidibeg plantation, South Uist
A Chiffchaff was seen there today

Askernish, South Uist
A Blackcap was visiting a garden there this evening and 11 Manx Shearwaters flew south offshore

West Kilbride, South Uist
A Swallow was there this morning and four Greenland White-fronted Geese flew north.