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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st October 2022. Updated throughout the day

The Minch
56 Sooty Shearwaters and 2 Storm Petrels were seen from the Stornoway/Ullapool ferry mid-afternoon

Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris
2 drake Surf Scoters (both adults) were in the Sound this morning

Near Balemartin, North Uist
The juv *Ring-necked Duck* was still on Loch na Gearrachun this afternoon

Clachan Farm, North Uist
2 Bramblings were seen there this afternoon

Carinish, North Uist
The Pied Flycatcher remains in the township today

Gleann, Barra
A Jackdaw and at least 7 Blackcaps were in the the township

Creachan, Barra
Two Long-tailed Tits and a Treecreeper were ringed there today

St. Kilda
Lots of activity on the island today with *Little Bunting* and ***Spotted Sandpiper*** present. The Rangers also reported: 39 Fieldfare, 180 Redwing, Jack Snipe, Lt Duck, Slav Grebe, 2 Rook, Woodcock, Blackbird, 2 Merlin, Teal Lapland Bunting and Blackcap.
Several thousand Redwings and hundreds of Fieldfares around the island today. 5 Woodcock at Creachan first thing along with a couple of Brambling, a Treecreeper and 2 Long-tailed Tits (later moving to Brevig). Our second Jackdaw of the year was at Glen briefly mid morning before flying north. A Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Blackcap were at Castlebay and the Lesser Whitethroat was still at Cuithir. A late Wheatear was at Traigh Mhor.