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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 6th May 2021. Updated throughout the day

Loch Stiapabhat, Lewis
A juevnile Iceland Gull and 48 Pink-footed Geese were there today.

Baleshare, North Uist
The drake Garganey was again seen on Loch Mor

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:10-09:55
Weather: Wind N f 4-5, mostly bright and sunny. Temp 5-6c
A near 3 hour seawatch this morning produced 3 Shelduck (N), 2 Long-tailed Ducks (N), 3 Red-thoated Divers (N), 1 Black-throated Diver (N), 1 Great Northern Diver (N), 6 Fulmars (N), 79 Gannets (23S 56N), 2 Shag (S), 12 Cormorants (3S 9N), 7 Whimbrel (N),1 Knot (N), 49 Kittiwakes (N), 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull (N) and 31 auk sp (N).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 5, Tufted Duck 8, Eider 28, Red-breasted Merganser 3, Great Northern Diver 2, Grey Heron 1, Cormorant 14, Whimbrel 6, Black-tailed Godwit 9, Little Tern 2, Arctic Tern 25, Sand Martin 1, Wheatear 2 and Pied Wagtail 1


Senior Member
The 2w Glaucous Gull was at Tangasdale again today feeding on a Herring Gull. Also 3 Black-tailed Godwits there and nearby 66 Whimbrels were at Borve. A single Pink-footed Goose was at Eoligarry and a flock of 14 were near Vatersay township.