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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings fot today, 12th October 2023. Updated throughout the day

Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis
An *American Golden Plover* was on nearby machair late afternoon. A Hen Harrier, 2 Ruff, 12 Barnacle, 9 Pinkfeet and a Scaup were also there

Huisinish, Isle of Harris
A **Short-toed Lark** was on the beach by the jetty to the north of the village

Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris
A drake Surf Scoter was seen there this morning

Stinky Bay, Benbecula
A Grey Phalarope was there early afternoon