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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th October 2021. Updated throughout the day.

Direcleit, Isle of Harris
A Hoopoe has been reported there today and a Blackcap in the area too.

A Wheatear was on the island

Baleshare, North Uist
A Little Egret was seen in flight, it was heading south on the east side this afternoon

Clachan, South Uist
A little Egret was again seen in the channel this afternoon


Senior Member
Surf Scoter still off Craigston, Yellow-browed Warbler still at Cuithir, Garden Warbler at Creachan, Grey Wagtail at Brevig and 2 Bramblings at Ardmhor.