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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th October 2022. Updated throughout the day

Hirta, St Kilda
The ***Spotted Sandpiper*** was seen there again today. Also present were the Lapland Bunting, a Brambling and a Song Thrush

The Butt, Isle of Lewis
1 Lapland Bunting flew over, 7 Snow Buntings were still present and 40 Sooty Shearwaters flew past the headland. A Leach’s Petrel passed close by at Skigersta where an Iceland Gull was also seen. 2 Pintail were seen over Ness heading towards Loch Stiapabhat

Carinish, North Uist
The ****Swainson's Thrush**** and Pied Flycatcher were both still present this morning and a Snow Bunting flew over

Stilligarry, South Uist
A Treecreeper was seen there this evening

Cuithir, Barra
A Lesser Whirethroat was there late afternoon. A Treecreeper and Carrion Crow were also reported as being present on the island

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Spotted Sandpiper, Brambling, Lapland Bunting, Song Thrush (C), St Kilda Rangers