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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 13th September 2021. Updated throughout the day

Aird Uig, Lewis
A Spotted Flycatcher and a Willow Warbler were there today

Stinky Bay, Benbecula
A Little Stint was seen there today

Grogarry. South Uist
A Whinchat was seen along the track to the Lodge

West Gerinish, South Uist
A Litle Stint was in the south-west corner of Loch Bee today. Circa 600 Wigeon, four Pintail, two Scaup a Whooper Swan and two Gadwall were also on the loch

Bornish, South Uist
The *Buff-breasted Sandpiper* and two Pectoral Sandpipers were still on the machair this afternoon

Lochboisdale, South Uist
Two Sooty Shearwaters, 11 Storm Petrels and 27 Great Skuas were seen at sea from the Mallaig - Lochboisdale ferry
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c90 grey plover and c30 knot on the South Ford on the incoming tide off Hebridean Jewellery.

87 blackwits at Ardkenneth at the N end of Loch Bee with a further 136 on the cut machair at Ardivachar/Kilaulay also a ruff there.

122 blackwits on the Howmore River with a further 11 on the cut machair at West Loch Ollay where 1 ruff.

Obvious movement of wheatears today too.