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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th February 2024. Updated throughout the day

Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis
A drake *Green-winged Teal* was there late afternoon

Coll, Isle of Lewis
5 Snow Buntings were on the beach early afternoon

Balavanich, Benbecula
A Mistle Thrush was seen by the water tower today. Only the third record for the island

Aird, Benbecula
A Little Egret was there early morning before flying south towards Culla Bay. Possibly the same bird was seen later at Clachan, South Uist in the Loch Bee drainage ditch

Loch Bee, South Uist
92 Greenland White-fronted Geese and 9 Black-tailed Godwits were seen on the western shore


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2 Velvet Scoter still east of the causeway. Good numbers of thrushes around the township including 28 Fieldfares and increasing numbers of Oystercatchers around the island.
Single Green-winged Teal in its usual creek at Ardmhor.
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Fieldfares and Redwings.
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