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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th March 2024. Updated throughout the day

Loch Stiapabhat, Isle or Lewis
The drake *Green-winged Teal* and the 2 drake Pintail were there again late morning. 2 Jackdaws were also in the area

Grenitote, North Uist
A Pink-footed Goose was amongst the Barnacles there today

Rubh‘ Arnal, North Uist
A 2CY Iceland Gull and 108 Brent Geese were seen there today

Loch Bee, South Uist
The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was again to the west of the causeway. 100+ Whooper Swans were also on the loch

West Loch Ollay, South Uist
A female Velvet Scoter was there today. 30 Greenland White-fronts were also in the area

Bornish, South Uist
The male Hawfinch was visiting a garden there again this morning

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 09:35-11:30
Count type: incomplete species list, not all species submitted.
Weather: Wind N f2 vee.ring SW f2. Sunny and calm a few cloudy spells. Temp 7-8c.

A 2 hour seawatch this morning produced 3 Barnacle Geese (N), 41 Pink-feet (N), 2 Eider (S), 2 Long-tailed Duck )S), 1 Kittiwake (N), 2 Razorbills (S), 1 Gannet (N), and 5 Shag (3S 2N).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 8, Shoveler 12, Gadwall 3, Wigeon 24, Pintail 2[pair], Tufted Duck 11, Bar-tailed Godwit 57, Black-tailed Godwit 39, Purple Sandpiper 35, Black-headed Gull 25, Common Gull 65, Great Black-backed Gull 3, Red-throated Diver 3, Great Northern Diver 5, Cormorant 26, White-tailed Eagle 1, Skylark 1, Pied Wagtail 2, Meadow Pipit 18, and Rock Pipit 2