25th April 2018

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 25th April 2018. Updated throughout the day

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
4 juvenile Iceland Gulls and 2 Glaucous Gulls were around the outflow on Goat Island today

Claddach Kirkibost, North Uist
A Corncrake was heard calling early this morning behind the Westford Inn.

Loch an't-Saile, South Uist
40 Black-tailed Godwits seen there today

Aird Mhicheal, South Uist
11 Whimbrel there this morning

South Glendale, South Uist
A Cuckoo was seen there today and other two were around Askernish township

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:25 - 09:10
Weather: Wind WSW F4, mix of cloud, occasional showers, brief sunny spells. Temp 7 - 8.8C.

A near three hour seawatch produced 3 Red-throated Divers (2S 1N), 24 Fulmars (21S 3N), 6 Manx Shearwaters (S), 105 Gannets (61S 24N), 9 Shag (1S 8N), 1 Cormorant (N), 11 Whimbrel (N), 72 Kittiwakes (S), 6 Arctic Terns (S), 3 Arctic Skuas (2S 1N), 1 Razorbills (S), 2 Puffin (N), 12 auk sp (1S 11N) and 1 Meadow Pipit (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 1, Shoveler 2, Tufted Duck 9, Eider 25, Red-breasted Merganser 3, Great Northern Diver 6, Whimbrel 4, Kittiwake 3, Kumlien's Gull (3CY) 1, White Wagtail 1, Meadow Pipit 3 and Twite 8


Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
Ringing here in Askernish this morning and I caught 2 Chiffchaffs and 4 Willow Warblers, all different birds from those that were here yesterday. One of the Willow Warblers was a retrap (AAL999), a bird that I first ringed on 31st July 2014 and retrapped again on 1st July 2015. This bird is now almost 4 years old but still has some way to go to beat current longevity record of 10 years 11 months and 18 days

Chris Johnson

Senior Member
Feb 11, 2017
A similar number of brent geese were seen moving back into Cottage Garden Bay at 21.00, so probably the same group.
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Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
A very faded juv Iceland gull was at Traigh Mhor, Barra this evening plus 4 little terns. There were several corncrakes around the island today including one stood motionless in the road for a couple of minutes as I was on my way home from work.



Senior Member
Feb 7, 2017
At Aird an Runair, North Uist this morning there were still some pale-bellied Brent Geese present, two single Great Skuas flew N, an Arctic Skua flew inland, there were 15 Whimbrel in flight, only 18 Black-tailed Godwits remained (still accompanied by a Ruff) while Arctic Terns had increased to nine.

At nearby Loch nam Feithean there were 51 Black-tailed Godwits.