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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd April 2024. Updated throughout the day

Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis
The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was there again this morning

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
The 2CY Glaucous Gull was again seen in the harbour area

Rubh’ Arnal, North Uist
2 Iceland Gulls (adult + 2CY) were seen there late afternoon

Loch Bee, South Uist
The drake *Ring-necked Duck* and a single drake Scaup were again to the west of the causeway. 167 Black-tailed Godwits were by the LA2 pools on The Range