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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Wester Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st November 2021. Updated throughout the day

Butt of Lewis
3 Little auks, 2 Sooty Shearwaters and a juvenile Iceland Gull were seen there this morning. A Drake ***Lesser Scaup*** and an adult Iceland Gull wer nearby at Loch Stiapabhat

Loch Sandary, North Uist
A drake *Green-winged Teal* was there this morning

Balemore, North Uist
The pair of ***Cackling Geese*** were seen on the machair

Carinish, North Uist
A Snow Bunting flew south-east this morning

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
A 2 hour seawatch this morning produced 9 Eider (7S 2N), 1 Common Scoter [female type] (S), 2 Red-throated Divers (S), 1 Great Northern Diver (N), 3 Gannets (1S 2N), 77 Shag (19S 58N), 3 Cormorants (S), 1 Grey Plover (N), 1 Turnstone (N), 1 Purple Sandpiper (S), 2 Kittiwakes (S), and 2 auk sp (N).
Also present in the area were Wigeon 45, Mallard 74, Teal 12, Tufted Duck 15, Red-breasted Merganser 1, Red-throated Diver 1, Great Northern Diver 1, Cormorant 16, Golden Eagle 1 [2CY], Hen Harrier 1 [female type], White-tailed Eagle 1 [juvenile], Snipe 2, Rock Dove 45, Peregrine 1 [adult female, seen attacking passing Common Scoter], Hooded Crow 23, Raven 5, Rock Pipit 1, Twite 84

Lesser Scaup (C) Tristan ap Rheinallt


Senior Member
Juvenile Iceland Gull at Ardveenish. 1 Siberian Chiffchaff, 3 Common Chiffchaffs, 1 Common Redpoll, 1 Siskin and 1 Fieldfare at Castlebay. Female Blackcap at Nask.

Iceland Gull.


Senior Member
Green-winged teal and single Slavonian grebe in SW corner of Loch bee this afternoon. Also snow goose, spotted redshank and c40-50 barnacle geese at Ardkenneth at NW end of Loch Bee,

Single Lapland bunting and 8 snow buntings on machair at Bornish/Ardvule.

cheers, Andrew