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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th September 2019. Updated throughout the day

Loch na Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis
A Scaup was seen there today

Sollas, North Uist
The *Buff-breasted Sandpiper* was still there today

Balranald, North Uist
The 2 ***Snow Geese*** were there again today with Greylags

Balemore, North Uist
An adult *American Golden Plover* was seen there today

Carinish, North Uist
A 1CY Rose-coloured Starling was in a garden there

Baleshare, North Uist
A *Buff-breasted Sandpiper* was seen on the machair near the picnic area/car park this evening with a flighty flock of Golden Plovers due to hay cutting.

Iochdar, South Uist
The juvenile ***Semipalmated Sandpiper*** was still on the mudflats opposite Hebridean Jewellery this morning. Also a possible ***Citrine Wagtail*** was heard flying over.

Ormiclate, South Uist
The adult *American Golden Plover* was still present on the machair this morning along withn 2 Lapland Buntings

Bornish, South Uist
The male ***Subalpine Warbler sp*** has again been seen in a gearden there after several days absence.

Castlebay, Barra
Two Turtle Doves were around the football pitch this morning. the 2CY Iceland Gull was also in the bay early afternoon

Bolnabodach, Barra
The ***Bonelli’s Warbler*** was still present this morning. A Garden Warbler was also present.

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Iceland Gull (C) and courtesy of ian Thompson Golden Plover (C) and courtesy of Graham Forsyth
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In addition to the species mentioned above, Barra also produced a Tree Pipit at Bruernish, Lesser Whitethroat at Eoligarry, Garden Warbler at Glen, Common Whitethroat at Brevig and a minimum of 10 Blackcaps today.