Local Rarity 29th January 2020

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th January 2020. Updated throughout the day

Great Bernera, Isle of Lewis
3 Juvenile Glaucous Gulls were at a West Loch Roag fish farm

Barvas, Isle of Lewis
Seven Snow Buntings were on the machair this morning

Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis
An adult Iceland Gull and a juvenile Glaucous Gull were there this morning

Ardmhor, Barra
The drake *Green-winged Teal* was still present this afternoon

g-w teal, barra jan-2020.jpg snow bunting, barvas.jpg iceland gull - tiumpan.jpg
Gren-winged Teal (C) and courtesy of Ian Ricketts. Snow Bunting (C) and courtesy of Graham Forsyth. Iceland Gull (C) and courtesy of Steve Dodd
Likes: John Hansford


Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
2 Goldcrest in the garden today were new for the patch this year here in Askernish. 12 Whoopers and 7 Greenland White-fronts were on Loch Hallan this afternoon and a juvenile Glaucous Gull drifted along the beach
Likes: John Hansford