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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 27th August 2020. Updated throughout the day

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
Five Sooty Shearwaters were seen from the Ullapool - Stornoway ferry, two in the Outer Hebrides and three in the Highland recording area

Balranald, North Uist
12 Black-tailed Godwits were seen there while another nine were on Baleshare

Loch Paible, North Uist
A single Black-tailed Godwit and three Sand Martins were there this morning

Loch Sandary, North Uist
An immature Glaucous Gull was there today

Eochar, South Uist
A juvenile Curlew Sandpiper was by Hebridean Jewellery


Senior Member
Seawatching off Brevig produced a single Sooty Shearwater and a Storm Petrel going north and a Pom and 3 Arctic Skuas going south. Very little in the way of migrant passerines despite promising looking conditions. I managed to muster about a dozen Willow Warblers, 3 Blackcaps and a Whitethroat around the island plus increasing numbers of White Wagtails on the beaches.