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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th September 2019. Updated throughout the day

Aird an Runair, North Uist
4 Leach's Storm Petrel, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Grey Phalarope, 1 European Storm Petrel and 4 Arctic Terns flew south today

Loch Paible, North Uist
10 Black-tailed Godwits and a Pink-footed Goose were there today

Locheport, North Uist
The Rose-coloured Starling is still visiting a garden there

Rose-coloured Starling (C) & courtesy Ani George
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Always Birding
Circa 90 Black-tailed Godwits were on cut fields by Loch Kildonan and another 18 and 2 Ruff were on fields to the west of Loch Bornish. Circa 50 Black-tailed Godwits were on the flooded fields by the entrance to Bornish Machair.



Senior Member
A Sooty Shearwater past Cleat during a brief seawatch this morning and a Pink-footed Goose coming in off the sea at Brevig this evening was the best that I could find on Barra today.