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OH Bird Recorder
Making the most of a trip to Benbecula to do some necessary chores, birding on the way there and back

Loch Bee, South Uist
A juv Glaucous Gull and a single Scaup were at the SW corner of the loch this morning and a Ruff was on the pools near LA2

Ardivachar Machair, South Uist
1 Lapland Bunting and 3 Snow Buntings were amongst the hundreds of Skylarks and Twite on the machair. 60+ Barnacle Geese also present.

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th January 2021. Updated throughout the day

Stornoway Inner Harbour, Lewis
A first-winter Iceland Gull was there mid-afternoon. An adut Iceland Gull and adult Glaucous Gull were nearby on Goat Island

Rubh' Arnal, North Uist
5+ juvenile Iceland Gulls and 6 juvenile Glaucous Gulls were there today

Loch Sandary, North Uist
The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again seen on the loch early afternoon