• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.
  • 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


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 27th November 2018. Updated throughout the day.

South Glendale, South Uist
3 Blackcaps were in a garden there

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
A sea watch today from 07:55 - 10:50
Weather: Wind ESE f6 gust f7, 7/8 high cloud. Temp 6.7C - 7.7C

5 Eider (2S 3N), 1 Long-tailed Duck (S), 5 Red-breasted Merganser (S), 6 Red-throated Diver (4S 2N), 3 Great Northern Diver (1S 1N), 2 Gannets (1N 1S), 15 Shag (N), 5 Cormorant (S), 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (S), 1 Snipe (S - in off the Atlantic), 2 Kittiwake (S), 1 Little Auk (S), 2 Razorbill/Guillemot (1S 1N)

Also present in the area: Greylag Goose 8, Wigeon 5, Tufted Duck 11, Cormorant 9, Lapwing 22, Purple Sandpiper 6, Common Gull 180 - feeding along high tide margin, included a leucistic individual, Snow Bunting 4
Likes: YvonneB


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
A rough day on Barra and predictably the flock of Barnacle Geese along with the parvipes-type Canada Goose were back at Borve Point after an absence of ten days. This flock often spends time on the outlying islands to our south during relatively calm weather, returning to Borve when things get rough. The 2 Pink-footed Geese were here again and the other one was still among Greylags at Eoligarry. The Brent Goose flock on Traigh Mhor totalled 53.
Likes: YvonneB