birds

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  • At a time when travel is being actively discouraged, we will not be posting any sightings that may inspire individuals to do so. We will endeavour to continue to report routine sightings that may be of interest, but not of scarce or rare birds. We thank you for your understanding and of course visiting birders will be most welcome once this crisis is over. Please be safe and sensible and follow government advice and not put our community at risk.

  1. Hawkeye

    24th August 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th August 2019. Updated throughout the day Baleshare,North Uist 54 Black-tailed Godwits, 7 Whimbrel and 3 Ruff were there this afternoon Locheport, North Uist The Rose-coloured Starling is still visiting a garden there Ardivachar...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 23rd August 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd August 2019. Updated throughout the day Seilebost, Isle of Harris 7 Black-tailed Godwits seen there today Loch Paible, North Uist The juvenile Curlew Sandpiper were seen there again today along with 48 Knot and 7 Grey Plover...
  3. Juvenile Starling

    Juvenile Starling

    Juvenile Starling, South Uist 2019 (C) Ian Thompson
  4. Merlin

    Merlin

    Merlin, Isle of Barra, August 2019 (C) Bruce Taylor
  5. Mute Swan cygnet

    Mute Swan cygnet

    Mute Swan cygnet, South Uist 2019 (C) Ian Thompson
  6. Two-barred Crossbill

    Two-barred Crossbill

    Sub adult male Two-barred Crossbill, langass Woods, North Uist August 2019 (C) Ian Thompson
  7. Lesser Black-backed Gull

    Lesser Black-backed Gull

    Lesser Black-backed Gull, Loch an Duin, Barra July 2019. (C) Ian Thompson. Originally ringed in Malaga, Spain
  8. Lesser Redpoll

    Lesser Redpoll

    Lesser Redpoll with young, Barvas, Lewis. (C) Graham Forsyth
  9. White-tailed Eagle

    White-tailed Eagle

    White-tailed Eagle, Barra 2018 (C) Ian Thompson
  10. Lapwing

    Lapwing

    Lapwing, Askernish, South Uist (C) Ian Thompson
  11. Red-breasted Merganser

    Red-breasted Merganser

    Red-breasted Merganser, South Uist. (C) Ian Thompson
  12. Puffin

    Puffin

    Puffin, 2019 (C) Glyn Evans
  13. Puffin

    Puffin

    Puffin, 2019 (C) Glyn Evans
  14. Shoveler

    Shoveler

    Shoveler, South Uist (C) Ian Thompson
  15. Little Egret

    Little Egret

    Little Egret, Clachan, South Uist 2019. (C) Ian Thompson
  16. YvonneB

    Outer Hebrides - Bird Species Checklist 2019-05

    The most comprehensive list available of all bird species that have occurred in the Outer Hebrides. List contains notes for birds that have been recorded fewer than 10 times in the county and there are also notes for some species of particular interest. The list has been compiled by and made...
  17. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 23rd April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 23rd April 2019. Updated throughout the day. Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis 250 Long-tailed Duck and an immature Glaucous Gull were reported on the loch this morning. Grenitote, North Uist Cuckoos were heard there today and also at Vallay...
  18. Hawkeye

    22nd April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 22nd April 2019. Updated throughout the day. Sollas, North Uist 3 Arctic Skuas seen over the beach Loch Dusary, North Uist 43 Pink-footed Geese were seen. Baleshare, North Uist 22 Black-tailed Godwits reported North Ford, North Uist 2...
  19. B

    21st April 2019

    A Cuckoo was heard by David Bateson at Callernish, North Uist this morning.
  20. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 20th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 20th April 2019. Updated throughout the day. Near Skigersta, Ness, Isle of Lewis A *White-billed diver* was reported today, it later drifted off to the north-west. Lochmaddy, North Uist 2 Common Terns were seen in the harbour. Berneray...