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On Barra the Little Bunting is still showing well at Eoligarry on the path in front of the church this morning.



Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th May 2019. Updated throughout the day

Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis
Large numbers of gulls were feeding on sand eels there all day. 40+ Bonxies and 300+ Kittiwakes (probably more) were present with 162 individuals in one group. 15 Purple Sandpipers were also present

Borve, Berneray
7 Pink-footed Geese were on the machair with cattle

Aird an Runair, North Uist
A Long-tailed Skua was seen off shore today.

Purple sandpipers (C) and courtesy of Steve Dodd
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Always Birding
Managed a brief visit to Loch Stiapabhat today where there was a 6 Pink Feet, 2 Whoopers, a pair of Gadwall, 2 Coot and a Black-tailed Godwit. 120+ Long-tailed Duck were on Loch Branahuie and another 80+ were in Broad Bay

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