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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th June 2021. Updated throughout the day

Hirta, St Kilda
The male Black Redstart was showing well today and had been heard singing on 12th.

Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis
The Quail was again heard singing behind the hide

Black Redstart, male.jpg
Black Redstart (C) Craig Nisbet


Senior Member
The Bonaparte's Gull was again on the beach at Cleat at high tide this morning before moving to Traigh Mhor on the falling tide.