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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 27th October 2018. Updated throughout the day

Lionaclete , Benbecula
The juvenile *American Golden Plover* was there again today

West Gerinish, South Uist
2 juvenile *American Golden Plovers* were seen on the Range

Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis
A Lapland Bunting, Ruff and a Scaup were around the loch . A Chiffchaff was nearby in Port of Ness. 50 Snow Buntings were at the Butt and 2 Bramblings were at Gravir.

Langass Lodge, North Uist
2 Bramblings, a male Blackcap and 40 Redwings were there

Loch Mor, Benbecula
A Red-necked Grebe, Slavonian Grebe and a female Pintail were seen there day

Carnan, South Uist
A Chiffchaff, Blackcap and Fieldfare were there today

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:20 - 10:00
Weather: Wind N F4-5, gusting F6, cloudy at first with showers, sunny spells later. Temp 3-4C.

A near 2 hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Eider (S), 2 Long-tailed Duck (N), 1 Red-throated Diver (N), 2 Great Northern Divers (N), 9 Gannets (4S 5N), 2 Shag (N), 4 Purple Sandpipers (N), 3 Kittiwakes (S), 2 Guillemots (N) and 5 auk sp (2S 3N).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 110, Wigeon 32, Teal 14, Tufted Duck 15, Red-breasted Merganser 3, Red-throated Diver 1, Cormorant 17, White-tailed Eagle 1, Lapwing 16, Golden Plover 1, Curlew 7 and Redshank 9
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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
News from Tony Marr at Ness

The Butt (am)
Bottlenose Dolphin – 15 off the lighthouse
Common Snipe – 5 along cliffs
Sea Eagle – imm along cliffs
Whooper Swan – a juv. flew S
Snow Bunting – 3 still around lighthouse

Port of Ness
Redwing – 5
Chiffchaff – 2
Reed Bunting – 2

South Dell (pm)
Sea Eagle - imm
Brambling – 4
Blackcap – male
Chiffchaff – 2
Goldcrest – 1