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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th September 2019. Updated throughout the day

Baleshare, North Uist
2 *Buff-breasted Sandpipers* were with Golden Plovers near the picnic site. A Lapland Bunting, Ruff and 3 Black-tailed Godwits were also seen there [see post below]

Lochmaddy, North Uist
A Pomarine Skua was seen from the Lochmaddy - Uig ferry early afternoon

Kilaulay, South Uist
6 Lapland Buntings were on the machair in stubble fields this morning
Please Note:- The Range is "Active" today between 10:00 - 17:00 and hence there is no access to the area during these times

Eochar, South Uist
The juvenile ***Semiplamated Sandpiper*** again off Hebridean Jewellery this morning,

The Range, South Uist
The ***long-billed Dowitcher*** and a Spotted Redshank were on the flooded area by Launch Area 2 this afternoon [see post below]

Ormiclate, South Uist
The adult *American Golden Plover* was seen there again today along with a Ruff and 3 Black-tailed Godwits 60 Black-tailed Godwits were nearby on Bornish machair

Cleat, Barra
A Turtle Dove was there early evening

Ardmhor, Barra
A Pied Flycatcher was seen there today

Pied Flycatcher (C) and courtesy of Ian Ricketts
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Likes: John Hansford


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
News from Andrew:-

2 buff-breasted sandpipers and ad AGP on Baleshare this afternoon. Also 2 ruff with the GP flock.

Long-billed Dowitcher back at the pools at LA2 on the Range. Also juvenile spotted redshank and 2 ruff there. Prob Pec Sand seen briefly in flight when we were leaving the Range near the compound buildings.

Likes: John Hansford


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
A nice little arrival of migrants around Brevig and Creachan this afternoon including Turtle Dove, Lesser Whitethroat, Spotted Flycatcher and Garden Warbler.
Likes: John Hansford