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Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 18th March 2018

Loch na Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis
The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was still on the loch today

Carloway, Isle of Lewis
A juvenile Glaucous Gull seen in the harbour area this morning

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
At least 1 juvenile Glaucous Gull was in seen in the Harbour today.

Aird an Runair, North Uist
A juvenile and 2 adult Glaucous Gulls and 28 Whooper Swans were seen flying north this morning

Hougharry, North Uist
An adult and a 3CY Iceland Gull were at Loch na Reivil this morning

South Glendale, South Uist
The male Brambling and Siskin are still to be found in a garden there


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On Barra today, the hawfinch was still in the bushes on the east side of the football pitch at Castlebay, though elusive. The 2 mistle thrushes were still at Creachan along with a woodcock and a single woodpigeon. Another woodpigeon was at Northbay. The wintering pink-footed goose was still with greylags near the cemetery at Allasdale. At Ardveenish there were 3 juvenile Iceland gulls and 2 2nd winter glaucous gulls; one of these was later seen feeding on a dead sheep on the shore at Eoligarry. A juvenile glaucous gull was nearby at Traigh Mhor. 7 fieldfares were at Eoligarry.



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There were only low numbers of wildfowl and waders present this morning during a WeBS count at Loch Paible, North Uist. Single Iceland and Glaucous Gulls were seen.
_DSC3349.JPGCame over Samhla (Baleshare) earlier.


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News from Andrew Stevenson:-
Treecreeper in the garden today. 1st winter glaucous gull at Kildonan and 12 pied wagtails in a flock on the beach.