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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for todsy 17th September 2021. Updated throughout the day

Hirta, St Kilda
A Pectoral Sandpiper, four Lapland Buntings and the Spotted Redshank were seen on the island today. The Dark and Light-bellied Brent Geese were also still present

Blathaisbhal, North Uist
A **Lesser Yellowlegs** was seen there this morning

Loch Paible, North Uist
The ***Baird's Sandpiper*** and two Stint were still present this afternoon

Eochar, South Uist
A juvenile Little Gull was seen briely on the mudflats opposite Hebridean Jewellery this evening before flying north

Ardivachar, South Uist
The Pectoral Sandpiper was still present on the machair. 300+ Black-tailed Godwits were also there

Howmore, South Uist
102 Black-tailed Godwits were on the Howmore river

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Two Sooty Shearwaters flew south between 11:30 - 1200. A Little stint was also in the area

North Loch Eynort, South Uist
A Lesser Whitethroat was seen there today