2nd May 2019

  • 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

YvonneB

OH Bird Recorder
Feb 5, 2017
440
31
#1
Sitting outside in the warm sun with my coffee - just heard my first Cuckoo of the year :)

Chiffchaff calling and Willow Warbler singing, Wheatear across the road on the field so i guess spring is well and truly here!
 

Hawkeye

Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Feb 7, 2017
1,010
81
#2
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd May 2019. Updated throughout the day

Butt of Lewis
An adult Pomarine Skua and 100 Pink-footed Geese flew north this morning

Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis
Circa 70 Long-tailed Ducks and 7 Whooper Swans were there today. 34 Whimbrel and 5 Little Terns were nearby in Broad Bay

Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris
Circa 50 Long-tailed Ducks, 40 Common Scoter, 20 Great Northern Divers, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 10 Common Terns, 4 Little Terns and 2 Sandwich Terns were seen there today

Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis
2 Pomerine Skua's flew south early afternoon

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 10:15 - 11:30
Weather: Wind NNE backing ENE F3-4. Sunny periods. Temp 11C.

A 1+ hour seawatch this morning produced 8 Gannets (N), 4 Oystercatchers (N - headed out to sea) and 2 Linnets (N).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 4, Mute Swan 2, Tufted Duck 7, Great Northern Diver 2, Grey Heron 1, Cormorant 8, Common Buzzard 1, Whimbrel 6, Arctic Tern 6, Wheatear 1, White Wagtail 2 and Meadow Pipit 4
 
Last edited by a moderator:

MisterT

Always Birding
Feb 6, 2017
324
66
#3
An early morning walk around North Locheynort in the sunshine this morning where there were circa 20 Willow Warblers and 4 male Blackcaps singing. 14 Lesser Redpolls were also making their presence known
 
Likes: YvonneB

Bruce

Senior Member
Feb 25, 2017
465
160
#4
On Barra my first Whitethroat of the year was at Creachan this morning along with newly arrived Sedge Warblers. By this evening they'd been joined by a Tree Pipit that was feeding frantically whilst singing as it walked around a few feet away from me. A singing Brambling in a private garden had me puzzled for a minute...can't say I've ever heard Brambling song before. Whimbrels are widespread at the moment: my largest flock was around 50 birds at Eoligarry/Scurrival. 77 Long-tailed Ducks were off Craigston, a slight increase over recent days and 4 Pink-footed Geese were on Loch Tangasdale. After a lean year for Grasshopper Warblers in 2018, they seem to have returned in good numbers over the past week. At one point this morning there were 5 singing males in earshot; it's hard to know how many are on Barra at present, but it's certainly well into double figures.

DSCN8070.JPG DSCN8037 (2).JPG
 
Likes: YvonneB