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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th September 2020. Updated throughout the day

Scalpay, Isle of Harris
A Yellow-browed Warbler was seen in and around the garden of Kenavay House this afternoon.

Callernish, North Uist
The bird first reported as a Blyth's Reed Warbler seen in the house gardens this morning which was later identified as a ***Booted Warbler***. A Yellow-browed Warbler, Willow Warbler and Brambling were also present

Griminish Point, North Uist
3 Sooty Shearwaters, 6 Manx Shearwaters, 6 Great Northern Divers and 3 Red-throated Divers flew west between 0855-1025


Senior Member
7+ Yellow-browed Warblers, 2 Blackcaps, a Chiffchaff (seen very few so far this season) and 3 Siskins were on the island today. There was also a small influx of Robins. 8 Pale-bellied Brents were on Vatersay and included 4 juveniles.