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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th September 2019. Updated throughout the day

Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis
20+ Pink-footed Geese flew south early afternoon

Sollas North Uist
The *American Golden Plover* was seen there again mid morning along with a juvenile *Buff-breasted Sandpiper*

Baleshare, North Uist
The *American Golden Plover* was still present early morning at Lag Gorm

Lochmaddy, North Uist
A Pomarine Skua was seen from the Uig - Lochmaddy ferry this afternoon

Eochar, South Uist
The juvenile ***Semipalmated Sandpiper*** was again on the mud flats opposite Hebridean Jewellery this morning. Also a **White-rumped Sandpiper** and a Pectoral Sandpiper were in the area

Castlebay, Barra
A Turtle Dove was around the football pitch between 1245-1345 although very mobile
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On Barra the Western Bonelli's Warbler was still at Bolnabodach, a Turtle Dove and 2w Iceland Gull were both at Castlebay and 2 Pink-footed Geese were at Borve. There was an increase in numbers of Snipe and Golden Plover around the island and the Great Tit that's spent the past few months around Northbay and Ardveenish is on the move again, today appearing at Creachan.


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
News from Andrew

Juvenile Semiplamated Sandpiper and an adult White-rumped Sandpiper (presumably the bird we saw yesterday) was off Hebridean Jewellery this morning.

No sign of the AGP reported yesterday on Ormiclate machair this morning.


Always Birding
At last, after several attempts, I finally connected with the adult American Golden Plover at Ormiclate, South Uist this evening. 2+ Lapland Buntings and 40+ Black-tailed Godwits also there plus c70 Black-tailed Godwits on Bornish Machair

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