western isles birds

  • 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

  1. Hawkeye

    21st January 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st January 2020. Updated throughout the day Hushinish, Isle of Harris A juvenile Glaucous Gull was on the beach this morning Borrisdale, Isle of Harris A Snow Bunting was seen there today Balranald, North Uist 90+ Snow Buntings were...
  2. MisterT

    20th January 2020

    Happy to see 3 new year ticks on the patch here at Askernish today which included 2 juvenile Glaucous Gulls drifing along the beach. On the downside, I have never seen so much rubbish, especially plastic waste on the beach and in the dunes. Very disheartening.
  3. Hawkeye

    19th January 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th january 2020. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Iceland Gull was in the harbour today Ruhb' Arnal, North Uist 2 Glaucous Gulls, 2 Iceland Gulls (1 adult) and a Snow Bunting were seen there today...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 18th January 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th January 2020. Updated throughout the day Steinish, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Iceland Gull was along Simon's Road this morning Berneray A Pale-bellied Brent Goose and 270 Twite were seen there today Balranald, North Uist The *Snow...
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 17th January 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th January 2020. Updated throughout the day Rubh' Arnal, North Uist 3+ Glaucous Gulls (2 juveniles and 2nd winter) were there this afternoon Baleshare, North Uist At least 4 Glaucous Gulls were seen there early afternoon Clachan...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 14th January 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th January 2020. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A Glaucous Gull, Iceland Gull and 3 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were seen on the reserve today. The drake Pintail was again on Loch a Roe Balemore, North Uist The *Snow...
  7. YvonneB

    Mega!!! North American Horned Lark, South Uist, 9th October 2014 by Ian Thompson

    North American Horned Lark, Askernish, South Uist, 9th October 2014 First accepted UK record Having been to Barra the previous day for the Scarlet Tanager with Bill Allan and dipped, it was back to normal. Normal for me here in Askernish, South Uist is a walk around my patch to watch and...
  8. Blyth's Reed Warbler

    Blyth's Reed Warbler

    Blyth's Reed Warbler, Bruernish, Barra September 2019 (C) Bruce Taylor
  9. Hawkeye

    North American Horned Lark added to the British List

    The British Ornithologists’ Union Records Committee (BOURC) has added the the North American Horned Lark found at Askernish, South Uist on 9th October 2014 to the British List. In their press release the BOURC stated the following: North American’ Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris...
  10. Hawkeye

    12th January 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th January 2020. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist The drake Pintail was again on Loch a Roe Loch Sandary, North Uist A Coot was on the loch today Baleshare, North Uist A juvenile Glaucous Gull and 30 Snow Buntings were...
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 11th January 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th January 2020. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis The adult Iceland Gull was there again in the afternoon North Bay, South Uist A 1st winter *Ring-billed Gull* was seen there this afternoon. A juvenile Glaucous...
  12. Brown Shrike

    Brown Shrike

    Brown Shrike, Morghan, Barra, November 2019. (C) Bruce Taylor
  13. Hawkeye

    10th January 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th January 2020. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis An adult Iceland Gull was there late morning. probably the same bird seen 40 minutes later at Loch an Tiumpan. 5 Whooper Swans and a drake Goldeneye were nearby on...
  14. Coal Tit

    Coal Tit

    Coal Tit, Parc Barvas, Lewis January 2020. (C) Graham Forsyth
  15. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 9th January 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th January 2020. Updated throughout the day Lower Barvas, Isle of Lewis A Coal Tit was seen in a garden today Rubh' Arnal, North Uist Two Iceland Gulls, a Glaucous Gull, 46 Brent Geese, 30+ Snow Buntings, 300 Twite and a Chiffchaff were...
  16. Hawkeye

    8th January 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th January 2020. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A Fieldfare, Glaucous Gull and circa 100 Snow Buntings were seen there and the drake Pintail was still at Loch a Roe Knockintorran, North Uist The Snow Goose was there...
  17. Hawkeye

    6th January 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th January 2020. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist 16 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were at the north end of the island Castlebay, Barra A Chiffchaff was in a garden at Horve Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:40...
  18. Black Guillemot

    Black Guillemot

    Black Guillemot, Berneray
  19. Buzzard

    Buzzard

    Buzzard at Berneray
  20. Corn Bunting

    Corn Bunting

    Corn Bunting near the visitor centre at RSPB Balranald