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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th July 2020. Updated throughout the day

Griminish Point , North Uist
A near three hour seawatch this morning (07:15 - 10:00) produced 1 Sooty Shearwater, 620 Manx Shearwaters, 44 Fulmar, 185 Gannets and an Arctic Skua all heading west

Balranald, North Uist
8 Black-tailed Godwits were on the shore there today

Liniclate, Benbecula
450 Bar-tailed Godwits were seen in the air behind Liniclate school before finally settling on South Ford. 22 Knot and 109 Curlew were also in the area

West Gerinish, South Uist
The *Spoonbill* and 14 Black-tailed Godwits were still in the south-west corner of Loch Bee this morning.

Howmore, South Uist
The Ruff and 3 Black-tailed Godwits were seen on the shore