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

Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis
The drake *Green-winged Teal* and the 2 drake Pintail were there again late morning. A Lapland Bunting and 2 Jackdaws were also in the area. A *White-billed Diver* was offshore at nearby Skigersta

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
The 2CY Glaucous Gull was again seen in the harbour area

Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris
2 Surf Scoters (male + female) and 5 male Velvet Scoters were there this morning

Balranald, North Uist
5 Snow Buntings were seen on the reserve

Kyles Paible, North Uist
2 Iceland Gulls and a Glaucous Gull were there today. The Jackdaw and 37 pale-bellied Brent Geese were also in the area

Howmore, South Uist
The drake *Green-winged Teal* was on the river again early morning. 51 Long-tailed Duck were offshore and 40 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were in the area

West Loch Ollay, South Uist
3 Velvet Scoters were there again mid-afternoon. 12 Barnacle Geese were also in the area

Jackdaw, one of two at Ness, Lewis today. Photo courtesy of and (c) Natalie Ward