western isles birds

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  1. Hawkeye

    8th August 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th August 2019. Updated throughout the day Bagh Hogha Glan, North Uist A Green Sandpiper flew south this evening. Hougharry, North Uist 7 Black-tailed Godwits were in recently cut fields this morning.
  2. Two-barred Crossbill

    Two-barred Crossbill

    Two-barred Crossbill, Bruernish, Barra, August 2019 (C) Bruce Taylor
  3. B

    National Rarity 6th August 2019

    I found a male Two-barred Crossbill at Bruernish, Barra this morning. It flew in from the north at around 11.10 and fed on spruce cones until around mid day. At one point it flew off high to the east before returning a minute or so later. It was extremely vocal. There has been no sign of it...
  4. Hawkeye

    5th August 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th August 209. Updated throughout the day The Udal, North Uist A male Common Quail was heard singing there this morning Stilligarry, South Uist The Osprey was at the west end of Loch Druidibeg today
  5. Hawkeye

    4th August 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th August 2019. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A Ruff was seen there today
  6. Hawkeye

    3rd August 2019

    Westrn Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd August 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Druidibeg, South Uist The Osprey was still there this morning Stoneybridge, South Uist 3 Common Sandpipers were on the beach and another 2 were nearby on the Howmore River Juvenile Robin...
  7. Hawkeye

    2nd August 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd August 2019. Updated throughout the day Ardroil, Isle of Lewis An Osprey was seen fishing in the Fhorsa today Baleshare, North Uist A 2CY Glaucous Gull was on the beach this afternoon. Loch Druidibeg, South Uist The Osprey was...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 1st August 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st August 2019. Updated throughout the day Langass Woods, North Uist A report of two, possibly three ***Two-barred Crossbills*** present this afternoon. Lochmaddy, North Uist 12 Storm Petrels were seen from the Uig - Lochmaddy ferry...
  9. Hawkeye

    31st July 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 31st July 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Druidibeg, South Uist An Osprey was seen there today
  10. Hawkeye

    30th July 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th July 2019. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A Swift was seen there this morning
  11. MisterT

    29th July 2019

    Birds on the move today with juvenile willow warblers, redpoll, goldfinch, sedge warbler, pied wagtail, meadow pipits and wren ringed in the garden today. There were some 20+ linnet in the township and a gathering of 40+ swallows late afternoon. There would also appear to be a large influx of...
  12. MisterT

    28th July 2019

    The colour ringed Lesser Black-backed Gull that I found on Barra on 23rd July was originally ringed at Malaga, Spain in November 2018 as a 3CY male. It was seen in the same area several times after that until early November and not seen again until the sighting in Barra, 258 days later and 2,266...
  13. White-rumped Sandpiper

    White-rumped Sandpiper

    White-rumped Sandpiper, Caolis, Vetersay July 2019 (C) Ian Thompson
  14. Calandra Lark

    Calandra Lark

    Calandra Lark, Paible, North Uist 2019. (C) Paul Donald
  15. Hawkeye

    27th July 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th July 2019. Updated throughout the day Balnabadoch, Barra Two Swifts and two Wood Pigeons were seen there today
  16. Hawkeye

    Mega!!! 25th July 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th July 2019. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A ****Blue-cheeked Bee-eater**** was seen and heard flying overhead near the An Graidheag wind turbines this morning but no further sightings since then St Kilda The...
  17. Hawkeye

    24th July 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th July 2019. Updated throughout the day Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:20 - 08:55 Weather: Wind S - SSE f2-3, 8/8 cloud initially, clearing with some sunshine later. Temp 17C. A 2+ hour seawatch this morning produced 3...
  18. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 23rd July 2019

    Western Isles /Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd July 2019. Updated throughout the day Lochmaddy, North Uist A Pomarine Skua was seen for the Uig - Lochmaddy ferry today Caolas, Vatersay The adult **White-rumped Sandpiper** was again on the beach this morning. Still present in the...
  19. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 22nd July 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd July 2019. Updated throughout the day Caolas, Vatersay An adult **White-rumped Sandpiper** was on the beach this afternoon [see Bruce's post below] Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:20 - 10:05 Weather: Wind SSW f3 easing...
  20. Hawkeye

    20th July 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th July 2019. Updated throughout the day Stilligarry, South Uist An adult male Marsh Harrier was seen to the west of the township today