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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd October 2023. Updated throughout the day

Hirta, St Kilda
A Water Rail, Wigeon, 6 Woodcock, and 3 Jack Snipe were on the island today

South Dell, Isle of Lewis
The Lesser Whitethroat, a Pied Flycatcher, 2 Brambling and a Chiffchaff were in garden there

Cross, Isle of Lewis
A single Waxwing was by the war memorial early afternoon

South Galson, Isle of Lewis
3 Snow Buntings were seen there today

Kinlochroag, Isle of Lewis
3 Lapland Buntings and 5 Fieldfare were there early afternoon

Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis
The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was there again this morning

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
10+ Waxwing were at the the junction of Goathill and Anderson Road this evening

Meavaig, Isle of Harris
4 Snow Buntings and 2 Brambling were there this morning

Lochmaddy, North Uist
5 Waxwings were seen behind Maddy B&B

Langass Lodge, North Uist
A Waxwing and a Chiffchaff were there this morning

Claddach Kirkibost, North Uist
2 Chiffchaff were seen in a garden there

Carinish, North Uist
3 Brambling and a Chiffchaff were there today

North Locheynort, South Uist
2 Yellow-browed Warblers at least 1 Waxwing, a Brambling and 2 Siskins were there today

Howmore, South Uist
3 Snow Buntings were on the beach and a Grey Wagtail was in the township this morning

Smerclate, South Uist
4 Rooks were seen there before flying south towards Barra

South Glendale, South Uist
3 Brambling were there today

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Jack Snipe & Water Rail (C) St Kilda Rangers
7 Long-tailed Tits and a Blackcap at Cuithir, a single Waxwing at Castlebay, Chiffchaffs at Northbay and Creachan.
Long-tailed Tit