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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 28th October 2018. Updated throughout the day

Ormaclate, South Uist
The *Cattle Egret* was there again today

Ardabroc, Isle of Lewis
A Great Tit was seen there this afternoon

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
9 Waxwings and a Great Tit were seen in Marybank.

North Locheynort, South Uist
2 Bramblings, 4 Blackcaps, 3 Chiffchaff and a Woodcock were there today

Aird-mhicheil, South Uist
3 Waxwings were seen near there today

Bornish, South Uist
10 Black-tailed Godwits were on the machair

South Glendale, South Uist
A female Blackcap and 2 Bramblings were in a garden there
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Roger Auger

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Three Bramblings at Balranald today.

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
News from Tristan in Lewis

Spent the day in the southeastern part of Lewis. Not many migrants in evidence.
Hen Harrier 2 (M at head of Loch Seaforth, RT at Gravir)
Sparrowhawk 1, Gravir
Coal Tit 2 (1 at Gravir, 1 at Kershader)
Blue Tit 2, Gravir
Brambling 2, Gravir
Reed Bunting 1, Gravir
Redwing 38 (total for the day)
Chaffinch 18
Goldfinch 38


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
News from Tony Marr at Ness

The Butt (am)
Sea Eagle – 2 imms
Merlin – 2 together
Hen Harrier – a ringtail
Black-tailed Godwit – one
Great Northern Diver – 3 passed the lighthouse NW-SE
Red-throated Diver – one ditto
Snow Bunting – 7 along cliffs 3/4 mile SW of lighthouse (am); at (14.00) a flock of c50 came in off the sea by the lighthouse and headed on S down the island
Common Dolphin – 20+ off the cliffs SW of the lighthouse (am)

Machair between Eoropie and Loch Stiapabhat
Golden Plover – 270
Ruff – one
Turnstone – 7
Curlew – 15

Loch Stiapabhat LNR (am)
Little Grebe – one
Moorhen – 2
Tufted Duck - 13
Scaup – female
Whooper Swan – one juv
Barnacle Goose – 21 (probably the first of the Ness wintering flock)

Port of Ness
Goldcrest – one
Chiffchaff – one
Reed Bunting – 2
Stonechat – 2
Redwing - 6
Red Admiral – one

Great Tit
– one - one seen circa a week ago but not reported at the time – probably the first record for Ness!
South Dell

Goldcrest – one
Redpoll – one
Goldfinch – 3
Brambling – 6
Siskin – 2