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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st March 2020. updated throughout the day

Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis
A juvenile Glaucous Gull was there today

Baleshare, North Uist
Three Glaucous Gulls and a Snow Bunting were at Eachkamish this morning

Craigston, Barra
A juvenile Glaucous Gull was seen on the beach today

Glaucous Gull (C) and courtesy of Ian Ricketts


Senior Member
2 juvenile Glaucous Gulls still on the west side of Barra (Allasdale/Craigston/Borve) today. Nearby the Ring-necked Duck was still on Loch Tangasdale and a Tree Sparrow was still at Brevig. Numbers of Oystercatchers have risen in the past couple of days and there seems to be more Redshank around too.