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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th January 2021. Updated throughout the day

Knockline, North Uist
54 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were seen on the machair

Carinish, North Uist
A juvenile Glaucous Gull was along the shoreline this morning

Coot Loch, Benbecula
The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again on the loch this afternoon

Carnan, South Uist
A Brambling, two Redwing and a Water Rail were visiting a garden there.

Askernish, South Uist
Seven Greenland White-fronted Geese were on fields by the golf course and the Water Rail continues to visit several gardens there

Kilpheder, South Uist
A Glaucous Gull was there this afternoon and another three were nearby at Garrynamonie