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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th October 2022. Updated throughout the day

Hirta, St Kilda
The ***Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler*** was seen there again today

Butt of Lewis
A Grey Phalarope was seen offshore early afternoon. 7 Snow Buntings were also in the area

Lionel, Isle of Lewis
The *Blyth's Reed Warbler* was still in a garden there this late afternoon

South Galson, Isle of Lewis
A Yellow-browed Warbler is still in a garden in the township

The Braighe, Isle of Lewis
3 Grey Phalaropes, 2 Leach's Petrels, 3 Long-tailed Skuas, 5 Arctic Skuas, 1 Arctic Tern, 19 Long-tailed Duck and 1 Red-throated Diver were seen in the bay between 0815-1200. A 1CY Little Gull was there in the evening.

Ranish, Isle of Lewis
The *Glossy Ibis* was still there this afternoon

Balranald, North Uist
An *American Golden Plover* was there late afternoon

Balavanich, Benbecula
2 Grey Phalaropes were seen offshore this evening

North Bay, South Uist
The Great Crested Grebe was seen there today

Cothrom, South Uist
The Wood Warbler was still present this afternoon, in sycamores, opposite ReStore

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:00-10:45
Weather: Wind S f7 gust f9, 8/8 cloud, dull and murky at sea; constant rain. Temp11c.

A near 3 hour seawatch produced 2 Eider (S), 6 Red-throated Divers (S), 4 Great Northern Divers (S), 1 Storm Petrel (S), 176 Gannets (S), 1 Shag (S), 2 Guillemots (S), and 9 auk sp.
Also present in the area were Red-throated Diver 2, Bar-tailed Godwit 4, Black-tailed Godwit 184, Black-headed Gull 4, Common Gull 45, Great Black-backed Gull 5, Herring Gull 55, and Rock Pipit 1

PGTips 1 st Kilda 09-oct-22.jpg PGTips 3 st Kilda 09-oct-22.jpg
Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler, (C) St Kilda Rangers