6th May, 2018

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 6th May 2018

Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis
98 Long-tailed Ducks seen on the loch this morning. 8 Black-tailed Godwits also present

Butt of Lewis
40 White Wagtails and 30 Whimbrel were seen there today

Ulladale, Isle of Harris
A Glaucous Gull was seen there this afternoon

Borve, Berneray
6 Black-tailed Godwits were seen there today


Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
Plenty of Whimbrel still to be found here at Askernish with 47 on the golf course and 8 on the beach. There were an additional 36 on Frobost machair as well as 27 Black-tailed Godwits, a Greenland Wheatear and 2 White Wagtails. A Common Redpoll has been visiting feeders here in the township. Also saw my first Mallard ducklings of the year

Shag, Askernish beach


Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
A thoroughly wet day on Barra! The rain grounded a lot of waders including c400 dunlin (a good count here) at Traigh Mhor, c50 sanderlings at Eoligarry, 6 black-tailed godwits and a ruff on the machair north of the airport and numerous whimbrels around the island. 3 Iceland gulls were around Traigh Mhor/Ardveenish and another was at Caolas, Vatersay. 2 sandwich terns and my first arctic skua of the year were off Eoligarry.