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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th April 2023. Updated throughout the day.

Adabroc, Isle of Lewis
A Woodpigeon was at roost in a garden there

South Galson, Isle of Lewis
The 3CY Iceland Gull was again seen there this morning

Kinlochroag, Isle of Lewis
A Chiffchaff was there today

Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris
A drake Surf Scoter was seen there late afternoon

Leverburgh, Isle of Harris
The adult Glaucous Gull was there early evening

Loch Olivat, North Uist
The female *Ring-necked Duck* was seen there again today

Ben Risary Plantation, North Uist
A Woodpigeon was there today

Loch Paible, North Uist
A Glaucous Gull was at the south end of the loch late evening

Stinky Bay, Benbecula
An adult *Ring-billed Gull* and an adult Iceland Gull were seen there today. A Pink-footed Goose was nearby at Coot Loch

Loch an-t Saille, South Uist
81 Black-tailed Godwits were there today. 16 Greenland White-fronts were nearby on the west bank of Loch Bee and 15 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were on South Ford. 1560 Golden Plover were on The Range by LA3

Loch Bee, South Uist
The female ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen to the east of the causeway late evening