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Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th September 2021. Updated throughout the day

Hirta, St Kilda
A **Citrine Wagtail** (6th for the island) was seen there today. Also 12+ Chiffchaffs, several Willow Warblers, at least two Lesser Whitethroat, a Dark-bellied and a light- Brent Goose were on the island

Loch Barvas, Isle of Lewis
A Pectoral Sandpiper was seen along the north shore of the loch .Three Pink-footed Geese were also in the area this evening.

Baleshare, North Uist
The Curlew Sandpiper is still to be found on the beach by the car park

Balranald, North Uist
A late Swift plus three early Brent Geese were seen there late morning

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
The juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper and Little Stint are stll to be found in the South Bay

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Citrine Wagtail, Lesser Whitethroat, Chiffchaff & Brent Goose (C) Craig Nesbit
 
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Bruce

Senior Member
Barra.

A big movement of Meadow Pipits over the island today, easily a thousand or more heading north-east into the headwind.
 

Andrew

Senior Member
Pec sand, little stint and 2 curlew sands in the south bay at Ardvule this eve. Plus 2 pec sands mobile on the machair at Bornish initially with the golden plover flock roosting between the loch and the track.

Is it just me or does that St Kilda brent goose look a bit dark for a pale bellied?
 

YvonneB

OH Bird Recorder
Pec sand, little stint and 2 curlew sands in the south bay at Ardvule this eve. Plus 2 pec sands mobile on the machair at Bornish initially with the golden plover flock roosting between the loch and the track.

Is it just me or does that St Kilda brent goose look a bit dark for a pale bellied?

Hi Andrew, yes, I believe it's a dark-bellied - only the second one for St. Kilda i think.
 
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