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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th October 2023. Updated throughout the day.

Bragar, Isle of Lewis
A 2CY Iceland Gull was in the township early afternoon

Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis
The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was seen there early evening

Vallay, North Uist
16 Barnacle Geese and 60 Pink-footed Geese were there today

Loch Paible, North Uist
A Whinchat was at the southern end of the loch. 320 Barnacle Geese and 34 Pink-footed Geese were also in the area. 124 Barnacle Geese and 2 Pink-footed Geese were nearby at Balranald

Stinky Bay, Benbecula
2 Grey Phalaropes were there late morning. 20 Pink-footed Geese and 50 Barnacle Geese flew over

Bornish, South Uist
The 2 *Common Rosefinches* are still visiting a garden there

Bolnabadoch, Barra
The *Ring-necked Duck* was still on Loch an Ail this morning

Eoligarry, Barra
The 9 *Glossy Ibis* were still present this morning