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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th May 2019. Updated throughout the day

Bolnabadoch, Barra
The **Purple Heron** was still at Loch an Ali this morning.

Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis
3 Snow Buntings were there this morning

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
A Wood Warbler was in the Castle Grounds in trees beside Willowglen Burn

Loch Sandary, North Uist
A male Ruff was by the loch today

Snow Bunting © and courtesy of Steve Dodd


Senior Member
On Barra today the Purple Heron was still at Loch an Ali, the Iceland Gull was still around Borve and Craigston and a House Martin was at Brevig.

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3 black tailed godwits at Rubha Aird Mhule, plus 5 whimbrel there, Corncrake calling in Smercleit, and another on the Boisdale road. Several common terns at Loch Eynort, where 3 whitethroats and a chiffchaff were singing.