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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th October 2023. Updated throughout the day

Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis
A Lapland Bunting flew south-west early afternoon. A *Green-winged Teal*, adult Iceland Gull, a Long-tailed Duck and a Greenland Redpoll were nearby on Loch Stiapabhat as was the American Golden Plover

Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis
The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was still on the loch today with 7 Pink-feet also in the area. 12 Sooty Shearwaters and 2 Great Skuas were feeding offshore at nearby Tiumpan Head

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
5 Waxwings were still by the main entrance to the golf course feeding in Rowan Trees late morning. 600 Redwing were also in the area

Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris
The drake Surf Scoter was seen there again today. Circa 20 Black-tailed Godwits were at Seilebost

Vallay, North Uist
The ***Richardson's Cackling Goose*** and the *Snow Goose* were again amongst Barnacle Geese there this morning

Claddach Kirkibost, North Uist
A Willow Warbler was seen there today

Locheport, North Uist
A Glaucous Gull was near Taigh Alasdair

Loch Sandary, North Uist
A juvenile Iceland Gull was present there today

North Locheynort, South Uist
9 Waxwings were there today

Smerclete, South Uist
A Wheatear was seen there today. 5 Swallows were nearby at Orasay

Borve, Barra
A Yellow-browed Warbler was there today

Northbay, Barra
A Waxwing was there today

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Pinkie, Barnie & Brent, St Kilda (C) St Kilda Rangers
A Lesser Whitethroat and Blackcap were at Nask, Willow Warbler at Castlebay and Garden Warbler at Glen. A Waxwing and Brambling were at Creachan and a Brambling was at Bruernish. 4 Jackdaws flew south over Eoligarry, followed 5 minutes later by a single Rook. A Lesser Whitethroat and Whinchat were also there.
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