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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th September 2020. Updated throughout the day

Butt of Lewis
A *Buff-Breasted Sandpiper* was seen 1 mile west of the lighthouse at 16:00

Mangersta, Isle of Lewis
A seawatch this morning (07:30-0900) produced one Pomarine Skua and 76 Sooty Shearwaters. A Lapland Bunting was on seen the track

Barvas, Isle of Lewis
A 1CY *Mediterranean Gull* was on the beach then flew north.

Labost, Isle of Lewis
A *Buff-breasted Sandpiper* was seen briefly with Golden Plovers.

Griminish Point, North Uist
A seawatch this morning (07:15 - 11:15) produced 49 Sooty Shearwaters, 533 Manx Shearwaters, 563 Fulmars, 13 Leach's Petrels, 19 Arctic Skuas, 6 Bonxies, 15 Arctic Terns, 106 Gannets, 32 Kittiwakes, 36 Red-throated Divers, 3 Great Northern Divers, 1 Golden Plover, 6 Knot, 4 Turntsone, 2 Teal, 9 Pintail and 8 Wigeon, all heading west. A Lapland Bunting was to the south of the point
An evening seawatch (17:45 - 19:15) produced 17 Leach's Petrels, 6 Great Skuas, 1 Arctic Skua, 10 Red-throated Divers, 200 Manx Shearwaters and 7 Pale-bellied Brent Geese

Aird an Runair, North Uist
A Pomarine Skua and 9 Manx Shearwaters were seen during a 35 minute seawatch this morning. A Lapland Bunting and a Ruff were on the reserve and 15 Black-tailed Godwits were nearby at Loch na Reivil

Baleshare, North Uist
Four Ruff were there today

Coot Loch, Benbecula
17 Black-tailed Godwits this morning.

Machair near Ardivachar, South Uist
4 Lapland Buntings there.

Kildonan, South Uist
A pair of Whooper Swans were seen coming in off the sea and settle on Loch aird an Sgairbh

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
A seawatch from the point this morning, 06:34 to 10:00, wind W f6 -7 veering WNW f7 at 09:30. Sunny spells and a few showers. Temp 13C.

28 Red-throated Diver (S), 1 Great Northern Diver (S), 3 Storm Petrel (S), 2 Leach's Petrel (S), 5 Fulmar (S), 9 Manx Shearwater (S), Gannet (186S, 31N), 2 Shag (S), 28 Kittiwake (S), 1 juv *Sabine's Gull* (S), 10 Razorbill (S), 5 Skylark (S).

Also in the area: Peregrine 1, Hooded Crow 5, Swallow 1, Pied Wagtail 3, Meadow Pipit 12