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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th May 2021. Updated throughout the day

St. Kilda
A House Martin was seen there recently

Back, Lewis
An Iceland Gull and a Glaucous Gull was seen there this evening

Loch Barvas, Lewis
Four *Snow Geese* were still present this morning. A Glaucous Gull was also in the area

Berneray, North Uist
25 Whimbrel, 4 Pink-feet and two dark phase Arctic Skua were seen on the island today

Loch Dubhasairidh, North Uist
The immature Iceland Gull was still there, seen again this afternoon

Clachan a Luib, North Uist
A Redwing was seen there today

Loch nam Feithean, North Uist
A male Ruff and three Garganey were there early afternoon

Loch Sandary, North Uist
The immature Glaucous Gull was still present this morning

West Gerinish, South Uist
The drake Garganey was seen again in the south-west corner of Loch Bee

House Martin, St Kilda © St Kilda Rangers