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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th June 2020. Updated throughout the day.

Butt of Lewis
A juvenile Glaucous Gull was at Stoth early afternoon

Ness, Isle of Lewis
A Rose-coloured Starling was visiting a garden feeder this morning

Carinish, North Uist
A Rose-coloured Starling was seen there this afternoon

Ardnamonie, South Uist
The *Great White Egret* was there again this afternoon

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Rose-coloured Starling (C) and courtesy of Brian Rabbitts
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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
News from Tristan

Three Swifts at Steinish were the only ones I've seen so far this year. Two Whooper Swans appear to be summering in the marshy area between Steinish and Sand Street (Stornoway), and Grey Wagtails have bred at two locations in Stornoway Castle Grounds.