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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th September 2019. Updated throughout the day

Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis
A Pied Flycatcher was there today Ness today.

Swainbost, Isle of Lewis
A juvenile Little Stint was on a track near Loch na Muilne,

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
2 Redwings were in the castle grounds this morning

Balranald, North Uist
The 2 white phase ***Snow Geese*** were seen there again today at the south end of Camp Site at 15:30hrs with Greylag Geese

Carinish, North Uist
The Rose-coloured Starling was again seen in a garden there for the third day running

Bornish, South Uist
The ***Subalpine Warbler sp*** was again seen briefly. A male Blackcap was also present

Bruernish, Barra
The ***Blyth's Reed Warbler*** was again there in bushes next to the telephone box

Rose-coloured Starling (C) and courtesy of Ann Rabbitts
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Good numbers of migrants on Barra again today. In addition to the Blyth's Reed Warbler there was a minimum of 3 Yellow-browed Warblers on the island (2 of which were probably new in), a Common Redstart at Creachan, Wood Warbler at Castlebay, Grey Wagtail at Scallary and 5+ Pied Flycatchers including 3 at Creachan, 20+ Blackcaps, I Garden Warbler, 3+ Willow Warblers plus the usual Iceland Gull!

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In addition to the Rose-coloured Starling at Carinish there was also a juvenile Cuckoo present (probably has been around for several days-per Alastair Banks).

At Aird an Runair, North Uist a 1CY Yellow Wagtail was on the rocks/beach, also a small number of Lapland Buntings (most together at any one time was six).