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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st November 2023. Updated throughout the day

Hirta, St Kilda
A *Snow Goose* was seen in Village Bay

Ardroil, Isle of Lewis
A Chiffchaff was seen there today

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
2 Waxwings were at Willowglen Road today

Loch Bhrusda, Berneray
A Great Crested Grebe was there today

North Ford, North Uist
A drake Goosander was on a pool to the north of the causeway

South Glendale, South Uist
A Waxwing and 2 Blackcaps were visiting a garden there

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 09:10-11:00
Weather: Wind SW f3-4 increasing f4-5. 8/8 cloud. Temp7 - 9c
A near 2 hour seawatch this morning produced 5 Long-tailed Ducks (N), 1 Kittiwake (S), 2 Red-throated Divers (N), 1 Great Northern Diver (S), 7 Gannets (6S 1N), and 10 Shag (3S 7N).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 115, Shelduck 2, Gadwall 3, Wigeon 125, Mallard 72, Teal 56, Tufted Duck 6, Eider 2, Rock Dove 38, Ringed Plover 110, Curlew 6, Bar-tailed Godwit 43, Sanderling 156, Dunlin 38, Purple Sandpiper 6, Redshank 7, Black-headed Gull 1, Common Gull 63, Great Black-backed Gull 3, Herring Gull 12, Red-throated Diver 2, Great Northern Diver 1, Cormorant 17, Grey Heron 1, Peregrine 1[juvenile], Hooded Crow 8, Raven 2, and Rock Pipit 1

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Snow Goose (C) Jill Pilkington


Senior Member
A second winter Little Gull was roosting on the rocks near Eoligarry jetty at high tide. Good chance this may be a returning bird from last winter perhaps. A Common Redpoll was on the roadside near Traigh Mhor and 2 Waxwings were at Northbay plantation and another was at Creachan briefly along with a Chiffchaff. 7 Long-tailed Tits were again in Castlebay. Treecreepers were still at Creachan, Northbay, Ardmhor and Ardveenish and will presumably attempt to winter here.
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Little Gull and snoozing Common Gull