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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th December 2022. Updated throughout the day

Eisken, Isle of Lewis
A single Snow Bunting was there today

Carinish,North Uist
A Fieldfare and a Water Rail were seen there today

Stinky Bay, Benbecula
A drake Surf Scoter and two Common Scoter were in the bay this morning

Coot Loch , Benbecula
The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was still on the loch this morning. 2 Greenland White-fronted Geese were also amongst Greylags around the loch

West Loch Ollay, South Uist
The female type Common Pochard was again seen on the loch

Bornish, South Uist
60 Pink-feet flew over SE today

Askernish, South Uist
A male Blackcap is visiting a garden there