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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th November 2021. Updated throughout the day

Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis
12+ Sooty Shearwaters were amongst feeding Gannets to the northeast of Tiumpan lighthouse between 09.30-10.20

Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis
A Slavonian Grebe was seen on the loch late afternoon

Vallay, North Uist
20 Pink-feet were on the island this morning

Griminish Point, North Uist
2 *White-billed Divers* , 3 Little Auks and 2 Sooty Shearwaters, 17 Great Northern Divers, 18 Red-throated Divers, 96 Gannets,17 Puffins, 50 Razorbills, 5 Guillemots, 2 Black Guillemots, 52 Kittiwakes, 7 Eider, 5 Long-tailed Ducks, a Red-breasted Merganser, 4 Purple Sandpipers and 3 Curlews flew west between 09:00 and 12:00