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From Angus Murray - Mike Dilger recorded eight White-rumped Sandpipers today in same place that concentration has been seen recently (on pools in amongst beach seaweed at Ardivachar, South Uist).


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On Barra the Ring-necked Duck was still on Loch Tangasdale, a Yellow-browed Warbler was at Creachan and 2 Waxwings were at Brevig briefly. 2 Siskins were around Northbay and a few Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs and Bramblings were scattered around the island. Numbers of Brent Geese have been low so far this season but 23 were at Traigh Mhor.


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd october 2019. Updated throughout the day

Butt of Lewis
A **White-rumped Sandpiper** was seen on the roadside pools near the Butt at 12:50 but had moved on by mid-afternoon. Circa 165 Redwings arrived at theButt this morning and were still in the lighthouse area in the afternoon.

South Dell, Isle of Lewis
Seven Bramblings were there late this afternoon.

White-rumped Sandpiper (C) and courtesy of Tony Marr