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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th September 2020. Updated throughout the day

Butt of Lewis
21 Lapland Buntings were still circa 1km to the south-west today

Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis
The juvenile ***Semipalmated Sandpiper*** was again seen on the beach this morning

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
40 Storm Petrels and five Leach's Petrels were in from the Ullapool - Stornoway ferry

Balranald, North Uist
Three Lapland Buntings and 20 Black-tailed Godwits were there today

Baleshare, North Uist
The ***Baird's Sandpiper*** and the two *Buff-breasted Sandpipers* were still on Lag Gorm this morning as was the Pectoral Sandpiper and a Curlew Sandpiper. A 2CY Glaucous Gull was seen there in the evening. Two Pintain were on Loch na Paisg

Balgarva, South Uist
Eight Slavonian Grebes were offshore today

Stinky Bay, Benbecula
50 Pink-footed Geese came in off the sea this evening.

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

Howmore, South Uist
A Slavonian Grebe was offshore and six Whooper Swans (2 adults, 4 juveniles) flew south

Cuithir, Barra
A *Wryneck* was there this afternoon [see Bruce's post below]
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John Lewis

New Member
2 nice Lapland Bunting at Teanna Machair this lunchtime, then parties of 5, then 6 flying south, calling, over Lag Gorm dunes. But no sign of the Sandpipers.
Also 2 Whooper Swans on Loch Croghearraidh, Balranald this morning and this afternoon.


Senior Member
A small influx of migrants around the island today including 10+ Blackcaps, 1 Garden Warbler, 2+ Lesser Whitethroats, several Chiffchaffs and 2 Siskins. The highlight of the day was the Wryneck at Cuithir.

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