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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 11th September 2021. Updated throughout the day

Loch Paible, North Uist
The Curlew Sandpiper and Little Stint were still at the south of of the loch today

Bornish, South Uist
A *Buff-breasted Sandpiper*, Pectoral Sandpiper and a Ruff were seen amongst the Golden Plovers on the machair this morning. The Curlew Sandpiper at Rubha Ardvule is still in the south bay with two Little Stints

Lochboisdale, South Uist
Five Sooty Shearwaters, 10 Storm Petrels, 10 Great Skuas, and a Little Gull. were seen from the Lochboisdale - Mallaig ferry this morning

Cleat, Barra
A *Red-backed Shrike* was seen along the road to the golf course early afternoon

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Red-backed Shrike (C) Ian Ricketts Little stint (C) John Jackson