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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 1st June 2018. Updated throughout the day

St Kilda
A first summer ***Black-headed Wagtail*** was there this morning

Creachan, Barra
An *Icterine Warbler* there and singing this morning (See Bruce's post below)

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Black-headed wagtail (C) and courtesy of Ciaran Hatsell
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A couple of photos of todays singing male Icterine Warbler at Creachan community woodland. It's been singing most of the day. Also at least 1 Spotted Flycatcher still present. 2 Siskins were at Northbay.

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