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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th October 2020. Updated throughout the day

Butt of Lewis
A Sooty Shearwater flew west while a flock of 1,400 Fulmars were seen following a trawler. Four Manx Shearwaters and two Great Skuas were also seen. A juvenile Iceland Gull was in Europie while two Yellow-browed Warblers two Goldcrests, two Blackcaps and a Spotted Flycatcher were in Ness

Borve Berneray
A Yellow-browed Warbler and a Chiffchaff were seen there this morning

Cheesebay, North Uist
A yellow-browed warbler was there this afternooon

Lochmaddy, North Uist
A Yellow-browed Warbler was seen opposite the fire station this afternoon

Clachan Sands, North Uist
The Little Egret was seen there again this morning

Carinish North Uist
70 Barnacle Geese flew south this morning

The Range, South Uist
The Pectoral Sandpiper was on the pools by Launch Area 2 this afternoon

Howmore, South Uist
33 Barnacle Geese were on the beach this morning

A total of 22 Yellow-browed Warblers were still on the island. A male Hen Harrier and a Water rail were also seen