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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th September 2020. Updated throughout the day

Butt of Lewis
34 Lapland Bunting were still circa 1km to the south-west of the lighthouse this morning

Baleshare, North Uist
The ***Baird's Sandpiper*** and the two *Buff-breasted Sandpipers* were still on Lag Gorm at 09:30 this morning. A Pecroral Sandpiper was also seen there later

Eochar, South Uist
Three Curlew Sandpipers were again on the mud flats by Hebridean Jewellery this evening

Lochboisdale, South Uist
An adult Pomarine Skua was seen this morning from the Lochboisdale - Ullapool ferry this morning

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:00-11:20
Weather: Wind SSW f 5-6, 8/8 cloud, light drizzle and poor visibility. Temp 14C

A 3+ hour seawatch this morning produced 3 Common Scoters (S), 15 Red-throated Divers (S), 2 Fulmars (S), 17 Manx Shearwaters (S), 206 Gannets (205S 1N), 1 Snipe (S - in off the sea), 1 Arctic Tern (S), 1 Guillemot (S), 77 Razorbills (S) and 20 auk sp (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 67, Pied Wagtail 3, Meadow Pipit 12, Rock Pipit 2
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