On Barra a Wood Warbler was at Castlebay at 11am, in bushes on the east side of the football pitch, singing occasionally. Also 15+ Lesser Redpolls, a Whitethroat and unusually for Barra in May a Dunnock.
A Peregrine was at Carinish, North Uist this morning.
At Baleshare, North Uist (in the Teanamachar area) there were four Black-tailed Godwits together with a migrant flock of 420 Dunlin. A Great Skua headed N over the beach.
One of the godwits seemingly just about to lose some white feathers.
So, I thought i'd have a bit of fun today and participate in Global Big Day. Last year there were more than 30,000 participants around the world and more than 7,000 species were seen globally.
Starting at home @MisterT and myself worked our way up the west side of South Uist and onto Benbecula. A trip to Loch Eynort on the way back brought a few new species. Nipped home for coffee then a trawl around the patch. Daliburgh Co-op for the Sedge Warbler that was still singing there. A late evening walk gave me my last species of the day - 2 Song thrushes in Bill's garden.
We ended the day on 76 species
Pink-footed Goose - a single bird remains in Askernish with Greylags
Coot at Coot Loch, where else?
Grey Plover - a single bird in summer plumage on the South Ford
Whimbrel - a high count of 45 birds on the machair between Frobost and Loch Hallan, the largest group was 26 birds
Black-tailed Godwit - just one bird seen near Howmore
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Great Northern Diver
Willow Warbler - at least 18 birds singing a Locheynort
Blackcap - 2 singing males at Locheynort
Stonechat - a single male near Howmore
Wheatear - I was surprised at the number of Wheatears around today throughout the islands, including a group of 5 birds on the range which were good candidates for Greenland Wheatear
both Pied Wagtail and White Wagtail