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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd March 2023. Updated throughout the day

Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis
The drake *Green-winged Teal* and *Ring-necked Duck* were seen there again late afternoon. A juvenile Iceland Gull was nearby at Skigersta

Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris
2 drake Surf Scoters were seen there late afternoon

Leverbrugh, Isle of Harris
The adult Glaucous Gull was still in the harbour area late afternoon

Loch Bee, South Uist
The female ***Lesser Scaup*** and drake *Ring-necked Duck* were seen again to the west of the causeway from the north end car park today. A single Pink-footed Goose was also in the area and a drake Pochard was on east Loch Bee.

West Loch Ollay, South Uist
The Little Egret was there again today

Bornish, South Uist
A Mistle Thrush was seen in a garden there