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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th December 2021. Updated throughout the day

Ardivachar, South Uist
21 Black-tailed Godwits and a female Pintail were at this morning. 152 Greenland White-fronted Geese were nearby on the machair to the south of Kilaulay

Howmore, South Uist
A pale-bellied Brent Goose was seen there

Askernish, South Uist
7 Fieldfares were still around the township this afternoon

Bruernish, Barra
The *Glossy Ibis* was there again today. 3 Greenland White-fronts were also in the area

Craigston, Barra
The *Surf Scoter* was seen offshore this afternoon

Traigh Eais, Barra
An Iceland Gull was seen there today and 15 Greenland White-fronts were still nearby at Eoligarry

Castlebay, Barra
A Siberian Chiffchaff is still around the football pitch

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Glossy Ibis (C) Ian Ricketts
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