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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 25th October 2018. Updated throughout the day

Hirta, St. Kilda
1,150+ Redwings arrived on the island today and a Fieldfare was in the village

The Butt of Lewis
3 Snow Buntings were there today. An Arctic Tern was seen nearby off Port of Ness

Carinish, North Uist
40+ White-fronted Geese flew south last morning. A male Blackcap was also present

Redwing (C) and courtesy of Cairan Hatsell
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A Little Egret was just N of Sollas township, North Uist early this afternoon.

In the late afternoon Joan MacInnes phoned to say she had taken a photo of an all white heron-like bird with a yellow bill that was by the cattle on her croft at Stoneybridge, South Uist. From her description undoubtedly a Cattle Egret and presumably the same bird that was present at Daliburgh on the 21st.


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A large arrival of Redwings on Barra today, roughly 800 birds around the island. The small Canada Goose was still on Borve Point with c150 Barnacle Geese. Around 15 Chiffchaffs and 5 Blackcaps were still around the island.