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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th February 2021. Updated throughout the day

Loch Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis
An adult Iceland Gull was on the Loch at 10.30am and three Barnacle Geese were feeding with Greylag at the margins

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
An adult Iceland Gull was seen in the ice covered inner harbour

Balranald, North Uist
The *Snow Goose* was seen there today

Carinish, North Uist
A Jack Snipe was seen there this morning

Loch Sandary, North Uist
A juvenile Glaucous Gull was there today

Bayhead, North Uist
Three Iceland Gulls were there early afternoon

Carnan, South Uist
A Water Rail was still visiting a garden there as was the one in Askernish

Smerclete, South Uist
An immature Glaucous Gull was there again early afternoon as were five Barnacle Geese