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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th May 2019. Updated throughout the day

Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis
***American Bittern*** still present, last reported as "showing well" at 14:40 A *Crane* was seen flying over Lionel machair early afternoon having first been seen on a croft at Habost earlier in the morning
Note: If coming to see the bird, it is requested that people park at the sports centre as the gravel area opposite the gate to the hide is now part of a private residence.

Reef, Isle of Lewis
A pair of Long-tailed Tits have been present for the past 2 weeks

Clachan Farm, North Uist
A *Crane* was seen circling late afternoon before heading south

Clachan Sands, North Uist
5 Dotterel were seen in the cemetery

Langass Lodge, North Uist
2 Siskins were there this afternoon

Balranald, North Uist
4 Dotterel still present at Aird an Runair. 2 Pomarine Skuas also flew north early morning [05:45]

Baleshare, North Uist
At least 1 of the 2 Curlew Sandpipers were still present amongst Dunlin early afternoon, just past the track leading to the beach. Both birds were seen together later in the same area

Loch Fada, Benbecula
A Little Egret was there this afternoon

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 05:40 - 09:25
Weather: Wind NW backing N f 3-4, mostly sunny, temp 7-9C.

A near 4 hour seawatch this morning produced 2 Red-throated Divers (N), 7 Fulmars (N), 99 Gannets (17S 82N), 1 Cormorant (N), 213 Kittiwakes (N), 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull (N), 4 Arctic Skuas (N), 10 Guillemots (N), 39 Razorbills (N), 24 Puffins (N), and 165 aik sp (8S 157N).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 2, Shoveler 1 [male], Tufted Duck 12, Eider 17, Red-breasted Merganser 3, Great Northern Diver 2, Cormorant 8, Whimbrel 4, Curlew 1, Turnstone 55, Sanderling 113, Dunlin 175, Arctic Tern 22, Skylark 1, Sand Martin 15, Swallow 1, Wheatear 2, White Wagtail 4, Pied Wagtail 1 and Meadow Pipit 4

Photos of the Stiapabhat American Bittern

This morning (11th May) photo (c) and courtesy of @MisterT

Yesterday (10th May) photo (c) and courtesy of the finder @VickyA
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