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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th May 2022. Updated throughout the day

Hirta, St Kilda
A female *Bluethroat* and a Snow Bunting were seen there today. A Spotted flycatcher was seen there on Thursday (26th May)

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

Stinky Bay, Benbecula
The drake Surf Scoter was again seen to the south of the bay early morning. The *Ring-billed Gull* was seen in the bay later in the day

Orosay, South Uist
A dark phase Pomarine Skua passed between the mainland and the island today

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Bluethroat (C) Craig Nisbet