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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st may 2021. Updated throughout the day

Uisgneabhal Mor, Harris
Two Snow Buntings were seen near the summit today

Hougharry, North Uist
A Black Redstart was seen there today

Paible, North Uist
A Glaucous Gull was seen there today

Baleshare, North Uist
The drake Garganey was again seen on Loch Mor. Seven black-tailed godwits were at Loch na Paisg

Stinky Bay, Benbecula
An immature Glaucous Gull was seen ther today

Carnan, South Uist
A Siskin was visiting a garden there

Askernish, South Uist
A Tree Pipit was there this afternoon


Senior Member
A Tree Pipit was at Cuithir this morning before flying off northwards. A Common Redpoll was at Castlebay, 2 House Martins and a Black-tailed Godwit were at Tangasdale and 10 Whimbrels were at Borve. Seemed to be a few more Cuckoos, Sedge Warblers and Grasshopper Warblers around today.