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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today14th September 2021. Updated throughout the day

Hirta, St Kilda
The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there again today. A Pectoral Sandpiper, juvenile Spotted Redshank (second record), Short-eared Owl, Common Whitethroat, Dark-bellied and Pale-bellied Brent Goose were also present in and around Village Bay

Timsgarry, Lewis
Four Goosanders were there today

Steinish, Lewis
10 Black-tailed Godwits, 60 Twite and 100 Curlew were there today

Langass, North Uit
A *Firecrest* was there this afternoon

Balranald, North Uist
A Lapland Bunting, two Ruff and 70+ Black-tailed Godwits were seen on the reserve

Loch Paible, North Uist
Two juvenile Little Stints were there this afternoon and two Ruff were nearby at Loch Sandary

Baleshare, North Uist
A Pectoral Sandpiper and two Ruff were seen on the Island today

Ardivachar, South Uist
A Pectoral Sandpiper was on the machair late morning (11:45)

Grogarry, South Uist
The Whinchat was again seen on the track to the lodge

Loch Roag, South Uist
A female Goldeneye was seen on the loch

Bornish, South Uist
Three Pectoral Sandpipers and two Ruff were on the machair and the *Buff-breasted Sandpiper* was nearby at Ormiclate

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Snowy Owl (C) John Jackson. Spotted Redshank, Pectoral Sandpiper, Common Whitethroat, Dark & Pale-bellied Brent Goose (C) Craig Nisbet


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Pied Flycatcher at Ardmhor plantation, Spotted Flycatcher at Castlebay, 3 Blackcaps at Morghan and a scattering of Chiffchaffs and Willow Warblers around the island.
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Pied Flycatcher.