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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th February 2021. Updated throughout the day

Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis
A 2CY Iceland Gull was there early afternoon

Loch Sandary, North Uist
The *Green-winged Teal* was again on the loch and the *Snow Goose* was in fields to the east. A hybrid Glaucous x Herring Gull was also in the area

Loch nam Feithean, North Uist
8+ Pintail were on the loch today

Knockquien, North Uist
A Fieldfare was at the tuning this morning before flying west towards Carinish

West Gerinish, South Uist
A drake *American Wigeon* and 13 Whooper Swans were in the south-west corner of Loch Bee this morning. 52 Greenland White-fronted Geese were on the west bank

Carnan, South Uist
A Water Rail is still visiting a garden there

Peninerine, South Uist
52 Long-tailed Duck were offshore this afternoon