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  1. Red-breasted Merganser

    Red-breasted Merganser

    Red-breasted Merganser, South Uist. (C) Ian Thompson
  2. Puffin

    Puffin

    Puffin, 2019 (C) Glyn Evans
  3. Puffin

    Puffin

    Puffin, 2019 (C) Glyn Evans
  4. Shoveler

    Shoveler

    Shoveler, South Uist (C) Ian Thompson
  5. Little Egret

    Little Egret

    Little Egret, Clachan, South Uist 2019. (C) Ian Thompson
  6. YvonneB

    Outer Hebrides - Bird Species Checklist 2019-05

    The most comprehensive list available of all bird species that have occurred in the Outer Hebrides. List contains notes for birds that have been recorded fewer than 10 times in the county and there are also notes for some species of particular interest. The list has been compiled by and made...
  7. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 23rd April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 23rd April 2019. Updated throughout the day. Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis 250 Long-tailed Duck and an immature Glaucous Gull were reported on the loch this morning. Grenitote, North Uist Cuckoos were heard there today and also at Vallay...
  8. Hawkeye

    22nd April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 22nd April 2019. Updated throughout the day. Sollas, North Uist 3 Arctic Skuas seen over the beach Loch Dusary, North Uist 43 Pink-footed Geese were seen. Baleshare, North Uist 22 Black-tailed Godwits reported North Ford, North Uist 2...
  9. BrianR

    21st April 2019

    A Cuckoo was heard by David Bateson at Callernish, North Uist this morning.
  10. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 20th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 20th April 2019. Updated throughout the day. Near Skigersta, Ness, Isle of Lewis A *White-billed diver* was reported today, it later drifted off to the north-west. Lochmaddy, North Uist 2 Common Terns were seen in the harbour. Berneray...
  11. Hawkeye

    17th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 17th April 2019. Updated throughout the day. Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Seawatch between 07:25 - 07:45 Weather: Wind SE f 4-5, mix of 8/8 high cloud and sunny periods. Temp 8-9 C. Eider 1S, Common Scoter 2N, Long-tailed Duck 1S 1N...
  12. Hawkeye

    16th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 16th April 2019. Updated throughout the day. Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis 278 Long-tailed Ducks and 17 Pink-footed Geese and were on the loch today. Ness, Isle of Lewis 200+ Golden Plover on the machair. Rubha Ardvule, South Uist A...
  13. BrianR

    Local Rarity 15th April 2019

    In a couple of Lochmaddy gardens, North Uist visited this morning there was a Chiffchaff, at least two singing Goldcrests and both Siskin and redpoll were heard. At Carinish, North Uist in the afternoon a Slavonian Grebe was still present (near Rubha nan Ron) and a Canada Goose of the nominate...
  14. Hawkeye

    13th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 13th April 2019. Updated throughout the day. Today saw the first of the Voluntary Seabirds at Sea (VSAS) surveys. Three teams are covering Oban - Barra, and Ullapool - Stornoway and Kennacraig - Islay. Observer on Calmac's MV Loch...
  15. Hawkeye

    10th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 10th April 2019. Updated throughout the day. Fivepenny, Ness, Isle of Lewis A Black Redstart was present early afternoon. Photo (c) and courtesy of Shona Morrison
  16. Hawkeye

    9th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 9th April 2019. Updated throughout the day Rubha Ardvule, South Uist A seawatch today 07:05 -> 09:30 Weather: Wind ESE - SE f3-4. Early cloud thinning to bright and sunny conditions. Barnacle Geese 379N, Whooper Swans 7N, Red-throated...
  17. BrianR

    8th April 2019

    There was a good movement of Barnacle Geese today through North Uist with a minumum of 4,000 recorded. Around half were on the ground at Balranald NR. At Aird an Runair in a half an hour seawatch some 315 (four skeins) came in from well out before turning to N (apart from 20 that came over...
  18. Wheatear

    Wheatear

    Wheatear, South Uist (C) Ian Thompson
  19. Redwing

    Redwing

    Redwing, South Uist (C) Ian Thompson
  20. Purple Sandpiper

    Purple Sandpiper

    Purple Sandpiper, South Uist (C) Ian Thompson