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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd November 2020. Updated throughout the day

Bunavenaeder, Isle of Harris
An adult Glaucous Gull was there this morning.

Luskentyre, Isle of Harris
A male Surf Scoter was amongst Eiders today

Griminish Point, North Uist
A seawatch this morning (0800-1140) produced 13 Sooty Shearwaters, 1 Fulmar, 656 Kittiwakes, 382 Gannets, 1 Great Skua, 3 Black Guillemots, 4 Eiders, 4 Long-tailed Ducks, 10 Black-headed Gulls and 6 Purple Sandpipers, all flying west while a juvenile Iceland Gull flew east.

Loch Hosta, North Uist
One Greater Scaup there today

Langass Lodge, North Uist
A Yellow-browed Warbler, Chiffchaff, Brambling and a Blackcap were there today


Senior Member
A new Yellow-browed Warbler, a Siskin and 2 Blackcaps were at Northbay. The Siberian Chiffchaff, Lesser Whitethroat, Treecreeper and 2 Blackcaps were still at Castlebay and a Chiffchaff was at Bolnabodach.

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
News from Ness:-

Butt of Lewis – Tuesday 3rd November

At last some Snow Buntings, after just two birds so far this autumn - this morning two flocks totalling 16 birds were along the clifftops ca. 500 yards west of the lighthouse in the F.8 W-NW gale prevailing