National Rarity 13th May 2018

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 13th May 2018. Updated throughout the day

Aird an Runair, North Uist
The ***Semipalmated Sandpiper*** was seen on the beach mid morning (see BrianR's post below)

Loch Stiapbhat, Isle of Lewis
26 Pink-footed Geese there this morning. 2 Dotterel were seen this evening

Loch Bhrusda, Berneray
A Garganey seen there early this morning

Loch Mor, Benbecula
2 Red-necked Phalaropes seen today

Iochar, South Uist
A Spotted Crake was heard calling last night around midnight

South Glendale, South Uist
4 Siskins were seen in a garden there this morning. A single Whitethroat was on Eriskay
Likes: YvonneB


Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
Only 7 Whimbrel on the machair at Askernish today while in the township, new arrivals included a Woodpigeon, 12 Collared Doves and several more Sedge Warblers

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Sedge Warbler and Swallow in the garden
Likes: YvonneB


Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
Apart from the three Dotterel Barry also recorded today an adult Glaucous Gull at the fish-dump near Kyles-paible, North Uist.
Likes: YvonneB


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
My first 2 common whitethroats of the year were singing at Garrygall this morning, 13 days later than last year. A sand martin was also in the same area. There were a few more swallows around today but hopefully there are more to arrive still.
There's a lot of very smart looking great northern divers around at present.

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Likes: YvonneB


OH Bird Recorder
Feb 5, 2017
An overnight camp near Bragar, Isle of Lewis and woke to a lovely morning and Turnstones, Dunlin and Ringed Plover on the beach. Arctic Terns were fishing close in to the shore and 5 Whimbrel flew over. Common Sandpiper heard. Also in the area: Grey Heron, Great Northern Diver, White Wagtail, Shelduck and Rock Pipit.

A Sedge Warbler was singing in Carloway last night.
Likes: Chris Johnson


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
News from Tony Marr, Ness

An afternoon tour round Ness in the unaccustomed warm sunshine held some surprises:
Dotterel – two (a male and a female) on the machair between the Sports Centre and Ness Social Club (6.30 - 7.30 pm)
Golden Plover – 18
Dunlin – 70
Ringed Plover – 21
Whimbrel – 8 at Fivepenny flew off NW (7.30 pm)
Oystercatcher – 40