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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd May 2021. Updated throughout the day

Lionel, Lewis
Two Lapland Buntings were still present today

Skigersta / Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis
Four *White-billed Divers* were seen offshore this evening

Loch na Tiumpan, Lewis
A juvenile Glaucous Gull was seen there today

Loch Branahuie, Lewis
at A juvenile Iceland Gull was there today

Sound of Taransay, Harris
227 Long-tailed Ducks, 254 Common Scoters and 22 Great Northern Divers were there today

Balranald, North Uist
A pair of Garganey and a Ruff are at Loch nam Feithean this morning

Rubh' Arnal, North Uist
3 juvenile Iceland Gulls, a juvenile Glaucous Gull and 3 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were there this afternoon. A male Redstart was nearby at Balemore

Baleshare, North Uist
A juvenile Glaucous Gull was seen there this morning and 17 Pink-footed Geese flew north-west

Loch na Reivil, North Uist
An Iceland Gull was there this morning

Ardivachar, South Uist
A Sandwich Tern was seen there today

North Locheynort, South Uist
4 Siskins, 2 Redpoll and a Chiffchaff were there this morning

Rubha Ardvule, Sourt Uist
Counting period: 06:50-09:50
Count type: seawatch
Weather: Wind SSW f 0- 1 backing S then veering SW. Mostly sunny, temp 3 increasing to 8C.

A 3 hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Great Northern Diver (N), 70 Gannets (24S 46N), 2 Shag (1S 1N), 7 Cormorants (3S 4N), 3 Kittiwakes (S), 3 Great Skuas (1S 2N) and 10 auk sp.
Also present in the area were Pale-bellied Brent Goose 4, Greylag Goose 36, Shelduck 2, Shoveler [adult male] 1, Tufted Duck 7, Eider 4, Great Northern Diver 19, Cormorant 22, White-tailed Eagle 1, Whimbrel 6, Little Tern 2, Arctic Tern 15, Sand Martin 15, Swallow 1, Wheatear 6, Pied Wagtail 3, White Wagtail 6, Meadow Pipit 7, Twite 4 and Linnet 3