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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th September 2021. Updated throughout the day

Balranald, North Uist
A Snow Bunting was seen on the shore

Loch Sandary, North Uist
The Pectoral Sandpiper was still present early afternoon and late evening, showing well in the southeast corner of the loch

West Gerinish, South Uist
A Little Stint was seen the the south-west corned of Loch Bee

Howmore, South Uist
11 Whooper Swans flew south this morning. 600+ Black-tailed Godwits were nearby on Drimsdale machair

Castlebay, Barra
The *Kingfisher* was again seen around the football pitch

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:00-12:40
Weather: Wind SSW f 4-7. 8/8 cloud, rain for most of watch. Temp 12-13c

A near 5 hour seawatch today produced 2 Eider (S), 2 Common Scoter [male] (S), 4 Red-throated Divers (S), 2 Great Northern Divers (S), 1408 Gannets (S), 10 Shag (6S 4N), 2 Cormorants (N), 5 Kittiwakes (S), 5 Guillemots (S), 44 Razorbills (S), and 21 auk sp (S).
Also present in the area were Shoveler 2, Mallard 37, Tufted Duck 7, Red-breasted Merganser 1, Curlew 6, Purple Sandpiper 4, Snipe 1, Merlin 2, Peregrine 1, and Pied Wagtail 4

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Birds on St Kilda yesterday - Short-toed Lark, Buff-bellied Pipit, Snowy Owl (C) Craig Nisbet


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In addition to the elusive Kingfisher at Castlebay, a Common Rosefinch was at Ardmhor, Pied Flycatcher at Nask, 18 Pink-footed Geese grounded at Allasdale and 87 Pale-belled Brents at Traigh Mhor.