• Please be aware that avian influenza has been confirmed in the Western Isles. Great Skua and Gannet are the worst affected currently but a range of other bird species can be infected. Please avoid contact with dead birds, give sick and dying birds space, keep dogs on leads and report all instances of five or more dead birds of one species to Defra (03459 335577).

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd June 2021. Updated throughout the day

Butt of Lewis
A blue Fulmar and five Orca's were seen late afternoon. Four Sooty Shearwaters and four Orca's were seen nearby at Skigersta at 3:30pm

Lochmaddy, North Uist
A *Hobby* was reported in Lochmaddy, heading towards the ferry terminal


Senior Member
Rosy Starling at Brevig early afternoon, initially in my garden before moving to a neighbours where it promptly fell asleep. There have been a minimum of 4 Rosies, perhaps as many as 6 on Barra so far this month. Also today a new 2cy Glaucous Gull on the beach at Cleat.