sightings

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  • Would members please give due consideration when thinking about posting information and sightings relating to Schedule 1 species during the breeding season. Records of these species thought to be breeding can be submitted privately to the county bird recorder via email to recorder@outerhebridesbirds.org.uk

  1. Shelduck

    Shelduck

    Shelduck with chicks South Uist 2019 (C) Hebridean Imaging
  2. Little Grebe

    Little Grebe

    Little Grebe, South Uist 2019 (C) Hebridean Imaging
  3. 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...
  4. BrianR

    21st April 2019

    A Cuckoo was heard by David Bateson at Callernish, North Uist this morning.
  5. 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...
  6. 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
  7. YvonneB

    Sightings Spreadsheet v.05

    Excel spreadsheet for Outer Hebrides Bird sightings. Very useful for preparing your sightings to upload to BTO's BirdTrack. If you would prefer us to upload your sightings please email your completed spreadsheet to us: sightings@outerhebridesbirds.org.uk Please contact the forum admin if you...
  8. BrianR

    29th June 2018

    At Lochmaddy, North Uist this morning young Buzzards were food-begging (from usual nest-site in large fir) while one parent was getting periodic attention from Common Terns. A Whitethroat was singing near Sponish bridge.
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 28th June 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 28th June 2018. Updated throughout the day St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was again seen on Hirta Borve, Barra The Rose-coloured Starling was still there today (see Bruce's post below) Mingulay A House Martin was seen on the island...
  10. BrianR

    26th June 2018

    There was another Rose-coloured Starling present at Callernish, North Uist during a visit this morning. Also there were at least two Cuckoos and a Redwing is still around. Rather a distant view of the Rosy Starling.
  11. BrianR

    25th June 2018

    The Glaucous Gull that has usually been on the beach at Aird an Runair, North Uist was on the machair between Aird an Runair and RSPB visitor centre this morning.
  12. Hawkeye

    24th June 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 24th June 2018. Updated throughout the day North Locheynort, South Uist A Whitethroat was singing there today and other was heard singing at Kallin, Grimsay
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 23rd June 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 22nd June 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen by the quarry yesterday (22nd) Barvas, Lewis A male Hen Harrier was seen on moor this morning Aird an Runair, North Uist The 2nd summer...
  14. Hawkeye

    21st June 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 21st June 2018. Updated throughout the day Tarbert, Isle of Harris The Rose-coloured Starling was seen again in a garden near the pier
  15. Hawkeye

    20th June 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 20th June 2018. Updated throughout the day Tarbert, Isle of Harris A Rose-coloured Starling first seen on Monday (18th) is still to be found in a garden near the pier St Kilda A Lapland Bunting was seen at Mullach Sgar today North...
  16. Hawkeye

    19th June 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 19th June 2018. Updated throughout the day Great Bernera, Isle of Lewis A Scaup was seen offshore today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 05:50 - 08:45 Weather: Wind WSW F5, cloud at first some sunny spells later. A near 3 hour...
  17. Hawkeye

    18th June, 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 18th June 2018. Updated throughout the day Uig, Isle of Lewis A Rose-coloured Starling was seen at Cliff Beach this afternoon. Borve, Barra The Rose-coloured Starling was still on the machair near the cemetery this morning Stoneybridge...
  18. B

    National Rarity 17th June 2018

    Kathy found an adult Rose-coloured Starling at Borve, Barra this afternoon. It was initially on the hillside above the campsite before moving out onto the machair near the cemetery in the company of about 200 Starlings. It could be the Vatersay bird moving north, or just as likely a new...
  19. BrianR

    16th June 2018

    A Quail was calling near Loch Sandary, North Uist, yesterday evening (from David Henshilwood).
  20. Hawkeye

    15th June 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 15th June 2018. Updated throughout the day Vatersay An adult Rose-coloured Starling was on the machair to the south of the community hall Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 05:45 - 10:10 Weather: Wind varying through WSW-SW-W F4...