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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th October 2022. Updated throughout the day

Hirta, St Kilda
The ***Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler*** and a ***Buff-bellied Pipit*** were seen there today

Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis
The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was seen there again today

Amhuinnsuidhe, Isle of Harris
A Yellow-browed Warbler was in a garden there

Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris
A drake Surf Scoter was seen there this morning. 16 Black-tailed Godwits were nearby at Seilebost

Aird an Runair, North Uist
30+ Sooty Shearwaters were seen offshore this evening

Loch Paible, North Uist
A Curlew Sandpiper was there again today. An *American Golden Plover* was in fields to the south of the loch. 8 Black-tailed Godwits were nearby at Loch Sandary

Loch Dubhasairidh, North Uist
A juvenile Glaucous Gull was on the loch this afternoon

Carinish, North Uist
The Pied Flycatcher was seen again today

Carnan, South Uist
A Yellow-browed Warbler was seen in a garden there

Stinky Bay, Benbecula
2 Sooty Shearwaters were seen offshore this morning

Culla Bay, Benbecula
A Lapland Bunting on the track at the south end, this morning.

Cothram South Uist
A Wood Warbler was seen in Sycamores by the junction opposite ReStore

South Locheynort, South Uist
A Lesser Whitethroat was seen there today

North Boisdale, South Uist
The *American Golden Plover* was seen there again today in fields to the north of the cemetery

Yellow-browed Warblers were still at Brevig and Castlebay

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:25-11:30
Weather: Wind WSW veering W f 5-6. 8/8 cloud at first with sunny periods later. Temp 13c.

A 3 hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose (S), 6 Eider (S), 1 Long-tailed Duck (S), 14 Red-throated Divers (S), 2 Great Northern Divers (S), 1 Manx Shearwater (S), 274 Gannets (268S 6N), 4 Shag (3S 1N), 1 Knot (S), 2 Grey Phalaropes (S), 3 Kittiwakes (S), 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull (S), 1 Arctic Skua (S), 6 Guillemots (S), 6 Razorbills (S), 9 auk sp (S), and 22 Skylarks (South over the sea).
Also present in the are were Greylag Goose 230, Tufted Duck 7, Red-breasted Merganser 1, Curlew 8, Black-tailed Godwit 150, Raven 1, Pied Wagtail 3, Rock Pipit 2

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Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler (C) St Kilda Rangers
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