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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th June 2020. Updated throughout the day

Port Stoth, Ness, Isle of Lewis
2CY Glaucous Gull was present this afternoon

Fivepenny, Ness, Isle of Lewis
Two Rose-coloured Starlings were seen there earlier today and joined by a third late afternoon

Loch Sandary, North Uist
The ***Lesser Scaup*** was still present today

Stinky Bay, Benbecula
The 2CY Glaucous Gull was again there today

Carnan, South Uist
A Common Redpoll and a Siskin were visiting a garden there

Bolnabodach, Isle of Barra
A male *Red-backed Shrike* seen early afternoon and still present late evening [see Bruce's post below]

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Rose-coloured Starlings (c) and courtesy of Sam Elmer & Shona Morrison


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
I was driving past Bolnabodach, Barra at lunch time when I noticed a pale blob on a fence. Stopping the car to check it, I was pleased to find it was a male Red-backed Shrike, the second on Barra in a week.