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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st September 2021. Updated throughout the day

Hirta, St Kilda
The Pectoral Sandpiper (8th Day) and Green Sandpiper (18th day) were still present today. A Mealy / North Western Redpoll and a Snow Bunting were on the island yesterday

North Tolsta, Isle of Lewis
25 pale-bellied Brent Geese were at Traigh Mhor before carrying on south

Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris
45 Common Scoters were seen there today

North Bay, South Uist
13 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were seen there today

West Gerinish, South Uist
Three Little Stints were again in the southwest corner of Loch Bee. 25 Knot, mainly juveniles were also in the area

Howmore, South Uist
100+ Black-tailed Godwits were seen on the river this afternoon, 15 pale-bellied Brent Geese were on the shoreline this evening

Bornish, South Uist
A *Buff-breasted Sandpiper* a Pectoral Sandpiper and a Ruff were still on the machair this afternoon.

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:55-11:00
Weather: Wind SSW f4-5, 8/8 cloud, dull. Temp14c.

A 4 hour seawatch (described as "disapointing") produced 8 Red-throated Divers (S), 6 Great Northen Divers (S), 360 Gannets (S), 3 Shag (1S 2N), 5 Golden Plover (S - in off sea), 3 Whimbrel (S), 3 Turnstones (S), 5 Kittiwakes (S), 4 Arctic Skuas (S), 12 Razorbills (S) and 15 auk sp (S).
Also present in the area were Peregrine 1 and Raven 2

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Pectoral Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper & Snow Bunting (C) Craig Nisbet