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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 23rd May 2018. Updated throughout the day

Ardvule, South Uist
A pair of *American Wigeon* were seen on the sea just north of Loch Ardvule around midday

Loch Paible, North Uist
Curlew Sandpiper seen this morning

Loch Sandary, North Uist
A pair of Ruff were seen this morning, the male was displaying

Loch Mor, Benbecula
A drake Garganey was seen there early this morning and two male Ruff were reported later in the day.

Aird, Benbecula
The Turtle Dove was seen in a field behind the Mornay B+B, just north of the junction to Aird this morning.

Curlew Sand.jpg
Curlew Sandpiper (C) and courtesy of Jack Bucknall
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Always Birding
Passing through Berneray today, I found this pair of Canada Geese on Loch Bhrushda. Possibly the same that were seen at Ardvule on 16th May



Senior Member
In the pleasant weather a total of 53 species were logged during a walk around the Callernish House area, North Uist this morning. A Sandwich Tern off the headland was fairly unusual while some other sightings included both Golden and White-tailed Eagles and five Lesser Redpolls.