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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th April 2021. Updated throughout the day

Port Stoth, Isle of lewis
An Iceland Gull was seen there today

Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis
Eight Lapland Buntings, 28 Black-tailed Godwits, a male Goosander, female Scaup and female Gadwall were seen there today

North Dell, Isle of Lewis
A 2CY Iceland Gull was there early afternoon

Laxay. Isle of Lewis
A Common Sandpiper was there today

Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris
Five Velvet Scoters were seen there today

North Bay, North Uist
A 3CY *Ring-billed Gull* was seen there today. Two Lapland Buntings and two Common Scoters were nearby at Ardivachar

Clachan, South Uist
The Little Egret was again at the north end of Loch Bee this morning and again this evening

The Range, South Uist
142 Black-tailed Godwits were on pools by Launch Area 2

Orosay, South Uist
Two immature Glaucous Gulls were seen there today

Cleat, Barra
A Glaucous Gull was just offshore this afternoon.

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Glaucous Gull, Orosay (MisterT) & Cleat (Ian Ricketts)