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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th September 2022. Updated throughout the day

Hirta, St Kilda
A Yellow Wagtail was there today and the Whinchat was present for the third day

Butt of Lewis
4 Swifts were around the lighthouse late afternoon. A raft of 2 - 300 Sooty Shearwaters were offshore. 3 Whimbrel were at Eoropie

Valtos, Lewis
A Little Stint was seen on the beach today. A Whinchat was also in the area

Barvas, Isle of Lewis
4 Curlew Sandpipers were seen on the beach. 118 Sooty Shearwaters were seen flying north

Loch Brushda, Berneray
2 Pink-feet were at the loch while a Curlew Sandpiper was nearby at Loch Borve. At least 52 Common Scoter were in the Sound of Pabbay

Triagh Iar, North Uist
17 Pale-bellied Brent Geese arrived there late afternoon including a colour ringed individual

Loch Paible, North Uist
A Curlew Sandpiper and Little Stint were seen there today. 3 Ruff were nearby at Loch Sandary

Carinish, North Uist
A Pied Flycatcher was seen there today

Lochmaddy, North Uist
7 Sooty Shearwaters were seen at sea from the Lochmaddy - Uig ferry

Stinky Bay, Benbecula
8 Curlew Sandpipers and a Pale-bellied brent Goose were in the bay early afternoon

Ardivachar Point, South Uist
9+ Curlew Sandpipers and 2 Little Stints were seen there in the afternoon. A juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper was also seen late afternoon which was later joined by a second bird

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
At least 3 Curlew Sandpipers and a juvenile Little Stint were still there this evening. 150 Black-tailed Godwits were nearby on the machair

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Yellow Wagtail & Whinchat (C) Craig Nisbet