• Please be aware that avian influenza has been confirmed in the Western Isles. Great Skua and Gannet are the worst affected currently but a range of other bird species can be infected. Please avoid contact with dead birds, give sick and dying birds space, keep dogs on leads and report all instances of five or more dead birds of one species to Defra (03459 335577).

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th October 2021. Updated throughout the day

Hirta, St Kilda
The ***Buff-bellied Pipit*** was seen there again today. A Chiffchaff, Slavonian Grebe, Long-tailed Duck, four Snow Buntings and two Brent Geese were also on the island

Butt of Lewis
11 Snow Buntings were seen near the lighthouse today

Tolsta Chaolais, Isle of Lewis
A Blue Tit was visiting a garden there

Balgarva, South Uist
A Snow Bunting was seen there today

Ardivachar, South Uist
116 Black-tailed Godwits werethere today
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3+ Yellow-browed Warblers around the island today plus the Barred Warbler still at Nask and 2 Sooty Shearwaters past Brevig.