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Always Birding
Although not always visible, there has been an increase in Goldfinch over the past two days here in Askernish with nearly 50 individuals ringed yesterday alone. Most were new birds (unringed), but one was a control (a bird ringed elsewhere). It had travelled 818km to reach us, but it had taken its time having been originally ringed on 06-November-2016, 1,578 days ago. It had only been seen on one other occasion before appearing here and that was a month after ringing at the same location on 04-December-2016.

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th March 2021. Updated throughout the day.

Barvas, Isle of lewis
A Brambling was there this morning

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
A Group on 12 Long-tailed Tits and a Treecrepper were seen in the castle grounds this morning

Carinish, North Uist
67 Knot were seen at Baile Iochdrach today

Stinky Bay, Benbecula
A Lesser-Black-backed Gull was seen there today. The Little Egret was nearby at Coot Loch and a single Pink-footed Goose was in the area

Loch Bee, South Uist
Six Scaup were in the south-west corner of the loch today

Garrynamonie, South Uist
Two Glaucous gulls were seen there again this afternoon, presumably the same two that were seen at Boisedale earlier

Ardmhor, Barra
Three *Green-winged Teal* were there earlier today!
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