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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th February 2024. Updated throughout the day

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
The 2CY Glaucous Gull and a 2CY Kumlien's Gull were in the harbour area today

Loch Bhrusda, Berneray
A Pale-bellied Brent Goose and a Pink-footed Goose were there today. 5 Slavonian Grebes were offshore

Baleshare, Nouth Uist
A female Brambling was seen on the island today

Loch Hosta, North Uist
A 2CY Iceland Gull was there early afternoon

Kumlien's Gull Stornoway 24-feb-24.jpg
Kumlien's Gull (C) Andy Lawson


Senior Member
Single very confiding Snow Bunting on the beach at Eoligarry. 7 Slavonian Grebes offshore there and 3 Pink-footed Geese and 11 Pale-bellied Brent Geese in the area. 2 Whooper Swans flying high north were our first migrants of the season. 2 Velvet Scoters remained east of Vatersay causeway.