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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th July 2020. Updated throughout the day

Skigersta, Isle of Lewis
The two Rose-coloured Starlings were present there again today plus three still at Cross. Another is nearby in Port of Ness

Breanish, Isle of Lewis
A Rose-coloured Starling was there today and has been present for the past few days

Langass Wood, North Uist
Circa seven Crossbills were there this morning

Carinish, North Uist
The Rose-coloured Starling was again visiting gardens there this morning

The Rose-coloured Starling was still in the flock of Common Starlings to the south of the community centre feeding around the cattle

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Rose-coloured Starling (C) and courtesy of Ian Ricketts
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Pomarine Skua south past Brevig this afternoon. Also thousands of auks and hundreds of Kittiwakes offshore.