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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th October 2021. Updated throughout the day

Butt of Lewis
A Sooty Shearwater flew past this morning. Four Manx Shearwatesr 40 Pink-footed Geese flew west during the afternoon

Coot Loch, Benbecula
The *Black-necked Grebe* was seen there again this morning

Ormiclate, South Uist
A Snow Bunting was seen on the machair this afternoon

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 07:25-10:55
Weather: Wind WSW f 5-7, a few heavy squalls, brightening later. Temp 11-12c.

A 3.5 hour seawatch this morning produced 10 Eider (S), 1 Red-throated Diver (S), 11 Great Northern Divers (S),1 Storm Petrel (S), 388 Gannets (384S 4N0, 10 Shag (4S 6N), 3 Cormorants (S), 1 Pomarine Skua (S), 3 Guillemots (S), 17 Razorbills (S), and 32 auk sp (S).
Also present in the area were Tufted Duck 16, Red-throated Diver 2, Grey Heron 1, Whimbrel 1, Curlew 3, Sanderling 12, Dunlin 6, Purple Sandpiper 1, Hooded Crow 3, Skylark 5, Meadow Pipit 3, Twite 9, and Goldfinch 2
172 Black-tailed Godwits were seen nearby on the machair near Loch Bornish
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Chris Johnson

Senior Member
A challenging WeBS count today with a strong westerly pushing an alraedy high tide farther up the shore.
There was little room for waders on the shore, especially with large amount of seaweed. Mostly gulls with black-headed (55) and common (125) predominating. 49 oystercatcher, 15 turnstone and 12 bar-tailed godwits sums it up. On the machair 280 greylag geese plus others beyond our recording range.
Hardly anything at Kilauley.
Other records outside our recording area: Greenshank at Ardnamone.
Between range 2 and 3: 170 golden plovers; 50 bar-tailed godwits.
Loch Bi: wigeon too dispersed to count, whooper swans 26.