National Rarity 14th May 2018

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Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
Dotterel still present on the Paiblesgarry machair early this morning also Semipalmated Sandpiper at Aird an Runair, North Uist (Barry Barnacal). When watching this bird yesterday was consistently showing antagonistic behaviour, especially towards Dunlin, flying at any encroaching on its feeding area.
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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 14th May 2018. Updated throughout the day

Bayhead, North Uist
An Iceland Gull seen flying over Bayhead shop this morning

Ruhba Arnal, North Uist
An Iceland Gull was there mid afternoon

Loch Mor, Benbecula
A Red-necked Phalarope and a male Ruff there this afternoon

Stinky Bay, Benbecula
A 2nd year Glaucous Gull at Stinky Bay this afternoon. Earlier in the day there had been an Iceland Gull but that was no longer present.

Near Iochar, South Uist
*Ring-necked Duck* still present on the loch by the main road at the Iochar turning.


Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
Travelling on the early morning ferry from Berneray to Leverborough, I managed to count 84 Great Northern Divers but there were probably many more. In Stornoway woods there were 3 male blackcaps and a chiffchaff singing around the mill and at least 8, possibly 12 House Martins hawking insects over the trees around Willowglen Are they breeding in Stornoway?? . As there are very few records as to how the rooks and jackdaws are faring, I had a quick look at the rookery where I managed to count 6 nests but will return when it is less windy. c140 Great Black-backed Gulls were loafing near the landfill site

Female Linnet