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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th April 2021. Updated throughout the day

St. Kilda
The ranger reports a few migrants around, Iceland Gull, Redwing, Pink-footed Goose, Black-tailed Godwit and that the White-tailed Eagle remains there too

Lionel, Isle of Lewis
Ten Lapland Buntings and circa 1000 Golden Plovers were on the machair this afternoon. Small groups of Pink-feet were also seen heading north

Loch Seaforth
A Cuckoo was heard at the head of the loch today

Scolpaig, North Uist
100 Pink-footed Geese (40 and 60) flew north-west this morning. Three Whimbrel were also in the area

Knockintorran, North Uist
A Corncrake was calling there

Stoneybridge, South Uist
43 Black-tailed Godwits and 103 Whimbrel were in the area this afternoon

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Iceland Gull (C) St. Kilda Ranger Lapland Bunting (C) Sam Hawkins