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

Hirta, St Kilda
The female ***Snowy Owl*** was again seen in Village Bay. The Dark-bellied Brent Goose was still present around the Manse and a Long-eared Owl was also in the area

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
10 Sooty Shearwaters, 10 Storm Petrels, 15 Great Skuas, 2 Manx Shearwaters and circa 500 auk sp were seen from the Ullapool-Stornoway ferry today

Loch Barvas, Isle of Lewis
The Pectoral Sandpiper was still be be found on the north shore of the loch. A single Pale-bellied Brent Goose was in the area this morning

Oban Trumisgarry, North Uist
33 Black-tailed Godwits were there late evening

Rubh' Arnal, North Uist
A second-winter Glaucous Gull was seen there today. A Little Stint and a Curlew Sandpiper, Pintail, Whimbel and 117 Black-tailed Godwits were nearby at Loch Paible

Baleshare, North Uist
The Curlew Sandpiper is still to be found on the beach to the north the car park, present at 10:41

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
At least one juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper is stll to be found in the South Bay


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Common Rosefinch in the umbellifers along the burn at Garrygall this afternoon plus a Garden Warbler. Spotted Flycatcher still by the football pitch at Castlebay.
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