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Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
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Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th January 2020. Updated throughout the day

Steinish, Isle of Lewis
A juvenile Iceland Gull was along Simon's Road this morning

Berneray
A Pale-bellied Brent Goose and 270 Twite were seen there today

Balranald, North Uist
The *Snow Goose* was again on the reserve and seen later at Loch Grogary. 50 Snow Bunting were also on the reserve

Kyles Paible, North Uist
3 Glaucous Gulls were there today

Clachan a Luib, North Uist
A 3CY Iceland Gull was seen there today

Coot Loch, Benbecula
A drake *Green-winged Teal* was on the loch this morning [see post belpow]

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Iceland Gull (C) and courtesy of Tristan ap Rheinallt
 
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Bruce

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Feb 25, 2017
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16 Snow Buntings on the beach at Eoligarry today and more unusually for Barra in January, 15 Linnets. 29 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were at Traigh Mhor; numbers are varying from day to day, so perhaps there's a bit of movement going on. The Ring-necked Duck was still on Loch Tangasdale, a Fieldfare was still in the township on Vatersay and a 1w Greenland White-fronted Goose was among 40 or so Greylags near the causeway.
 

Hawkeye

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Feb 7, 2017
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News from Andrew:-

Little egret and green-winged teal on Coot Loch this morning and 45 brent geese by the North Ford causeway nr Gramsdale this afternoon.