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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th march 2020. Updated throughout the day

Barvas, Isle of Lewis
A Siskin was seen in a garden there

Balranald, North Uist
Five Snow Buntings and a 2CY Iceland Gull were seen on the reserve today

Baleshare, North Uist
Three Glaucous Gulls, a 2nd cal yr Iceland Gull and 60 Snow Buntings were there this afternoon.

Smercleit, South Uist
30 Whooper Swans flew north at the Pollochar around 10:00

Siskin (C) and courtesy of Graham Forsyth
Likes: John Hansford


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
56 Whooper Swans grounded mainly on the west side of the island during the rain today. The Ring-necked Duck was still on Loch Tangasdale and the long-staying Great Tit was at Bruernish.
Likes: John Hansford