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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th September 2020

Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis
The juvenile ***Semipalmated Sandpiper*** was seen on the beach again at 17:10

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
Two Long-tailed Skuas and four Sooty Shearwaters were seen from the Stornoway-Ullapool ferry

Borve, Berneray
Two Lapland Buntings were there today

Balranald, North Uist
Three Lapland Buntings were there today

Baleshare, North Uist
Two *Buff-breasted Sandpipers* there this morning. A Grey Phalarope was seen to the east of the causeway to Baleshare before flying south. Two Lapland Buntings, two Black-tailed Godwits and 150 Twite were on Lag Gorm in the afternoon as were the Buff-breasted Sandpipers

Stinky Bay, Benbecula
A single Black-tailed Godwit was there this morning

Kildonan, South Uist
Two Ruff were on the fields this morning

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:55-11:50
Weather: Wind WSW f6 - 8. Mix of cloud and sunny periods especially later. Temp11 - 13C.

A four hour seawatch this morning produced 11 Red-throated Divers (S), 1 Black-throated Diver (S), 2 Great Northern Divers (S), 1 Leach's Petrel (S), 45 Fulmars (S), 1 Sooty Shearwater (S), 13 manx Shearwaters (S), 438 Gannets (431S 7N), 8 Shag (7S 1N), 2 Cormorants (S), 1 *Sabine's Gull* [juvenile] (S), 3 Great Skuas (S), 1 Arctic Skua (S), 4 Razorbills(S) and 8 auk sp. (7S 1N).
Also present in the area were Common Buzzard 2, Hooded Crow 2, Skylark 2, Pied Wagtail 3, Meadow Pipit 32 and Rock Pipit 1

Two Lapland Buntings were by the trig point on the point this evening

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Semipalmated Sandpiper (C) and courtesy of Rob Lewis
Likes: John Hansford