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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th February 2019. Updated throughout the day.

Carishader, Isle of Lewis
An early Swallow has been circling and feeding in a garden there

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
The adult Iceland Gull was still in the harbour area

Balranald, North Uist
The ***Richardson's Cackling Goose*** and small Canada Goose were again seen there. A 3CY Glaucous Gull and an adult Iceland Gull were also the along the coast


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
News from Andrew, South Uist

Drake ring-necked duck, pair of pintail, 9 gadwall & 22 shoveler on Loch Fada
Drake green-winged teal (though with slight pale but not obviously white flank line), 3 gadwall & 1 blackwit on Coot Loch.
Little egret on roadside lochan at SNH office at Stilligarry.


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
I failed to find any early migrants on Barra today but the parvipes type Canada Goose was still on Borve Point, 3w Glaucous Gull at Ardveenish, Coot on Loch Tangasdale and 4 Common Redpolls still by the Co-op at Castlebay.

Great Northern Diver, Vatersay causeway.