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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th March 2020. Updated throughout the day

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
The juvenile Glaucous Gull was again seen at the Marybank Salmon factory

Bunovenaeder, Isle of Harris
An adult Iceland Gull was at the whaling station this morning.

Borve, Berneray
30 Whooper Swans were seen resting on the sands with a further 20 on the island. 60 Twite were also on Borve machair

Grenitote, North Uist
32 Whooper Swans were there today

Balavanich, Benbecula
58 Whooper Swans flew north mid morning

Clachan, South Uist
The drake *Green-winged Teal* was at the north end of Loch Bee this morning

Bornish machair
60 Whooper Swans were seen passing over early morning with another 73 Whooper Swans seen later in the day


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
19 Whooper Swans flew north late morning. The Ring-necked Duck was still on Loch Tangasdale, 21 Pale-bellied Brents were at Traigh Mhor and there was a small arrival of Twite, Meadow Pipits and Stonechats around the island.