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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th October 2023. Updated throughout the day

Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis
The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again seen near the hide

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
20 Waxwings were seen in a Church Street garden today. Also 11 were at Kennedy Terrace. 40 were briefly in Urquhart Gardens and 10 were in Willowglen Road. A Hawfinch was visiting a garden in Goathill Road

Garrabost, Isle of Lewis
A Jack Snipe was seen there today

Claddach Kirkibost, North Uist
A Waxwing was seen there today

Loch Ardvule, South Uist
3 Pintail were there today. 6 Fieldfare were also in the area

Bornish, South Uist
A Waxwing was seen in a garden there today

Lochboisdale, South Uist
2 Jackdaws were there early afternoon

Ardveenish, Barra
The Yellow-browed Warbler was seen there again today

Creachan, Barra
A Waxwing was there today