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25th May:

Lewis: A Semipalmated Sandpiper was on Loch Ordais.

St. Kilda: The female Snowy Owl was seen at Mullach Bi, Hirta. The adult Ring-billed Gull and a juvenile Iceland Gull were also seen.

North Uist: The drake Garganey was still on Loch nam Feithean; also a House Martin there.

Benbecula: 2 male Ruff and a drake Garganey were at Loch Mor.

South Uist: 3 Pomarine Skuas flew north off Ardvule this morning. The drake Ring-necked Duck was on Loch nan Ceann at the Eochar turning. A 3rd cal yr Iceland Gull was at Ardivachar.

Barra: The Hawfinch was at Creachan.

Peregrine Falcon, Outer Hebrides drake Ring-necked Duck, South Uist Hooded Crow Semipalmated Sandpiper, Lewis Semipalmated Sandpiper, Outer Hebrides
Peregrine and Ring-necked Duck (Steve Duffield); Hooded Crow (Graham Forsyth); Semipalmated Sandpiper (Tony Marr)

 

24th May:

Lewis: A Whinchat was seen in Leurbost. A Semipalmated Sandpiper was on Loch Ordais.

St. Kilda: The female Snowy Owl was seen at Mullach Bi, Hirta tonight.

North Uist: A male Ruff was at Loch Sandary. A Pink-footed Goose was by Loch Bhrusda, Berneray. A pair of Garganey were on Loch nam Feithean.

Benbecula: The 3rd cal yr Iceland Gull was in Stinky Bay and a male Ruff was at Loch Mor this morning. A pair of Garganey were on Loch Fada this evening.

South Uist: A Siskin, Spotted Flycatcher and Whitethroat were in South Glendale. The drake Ring-necked Duck was at Ardmore.

Barra: A Hawfinch was seen at Creachan.

Insects: 5 Grey Pine Carpets, 1 Scalloped Hazel, 3 Ruddy Highflyers, 1 Golden-rod Pug, 2 Knot Grass and a Red Chestnut were caught at Loch Eynort. 2 Puss Moths, 2 White Ermine, 1 Buff Ermine, 2 Clouded Drab, 1 Flame Shoulder, 1 Shears, 2 Light Knot Grass, 2 Knot Grass, 1 Grey Scalloped Bar, 1 Scalloped Hazel, 64 Brown Silver-line, 2 Satyr Pugs, 3 Narrow-winged Pugs, 1 Foxglove Pug, 2 Common Pugs, 1 Grey Pug, 3 Striped Twin-spot Carpets, 12 Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpets and 8 Flame Carpets were trapped in South Glendale. The only micro was a Neofaculta ericetella.

Iceland Gull Ruff Light Knot Grass Scalloped Hazel Corncrake, Western Isles Wildlife
Iceland Gull and Ruff (Chris Padley); Light Knot Grass and Scalloped Hazel (John Kemp); Corncrake (Steve Duffield)

 

23rd May:

North Uist: A pair of Ruff were seen at Loch Sandary. A Curlew Sandpiper was on Loch Paible. A Sandwich Tern was off Callanish.

Benbecula: 2 male Ruff and a Garganey were seen at Loch Mor. The Turtle Dove was seen at Aird again this morning.

South Uist: A pair of American Wigeon were on the sea just north of Loch Ardvule around midday today.

Insects: 5 Puss Moths, 1 White Ermine, 1 Buff Ermine, 1 Angle Shades, 1 Shears, 1 Satyr Pug 1 Striped Twin-spot Carpet, 1 Flame Carpet and 46 Brown Silver-lines were caught in South Glendale last night. During warm sunshine in early afternoon a Beautiful Yellow Underwing was feeding on Downy Willow catkins in the same spot.

Red-throated Diver Shears American Wigeon Golden Plover
Red-throated Diver (Graham Forsyth); Shears (John Kemp); American Wigeon pair (Richard Hall); Golden Plover (Mary Lewis)

 

22nd May:

St. Kilda: The adult Ring-billed Gull was still in the village on Hirta.

North Uist: A House Martin was over Loch na Reivil, Hougharry. A Curlew Sandpiper was at Aird an Runair.

Benbecula: The Turtle Dove was seen at the Aird turning. The 3rd cal yr Iceland Gull was seen in Stinky Bay. 2 male Ruff were seen at Loch Mor.

South Uist: The Long-billed Dowitcher was seen at Loch Smerclate again today. The Ring-necked Duck was on the loch at the Eochar turning.

Arctic Tern White-tailed Eagle Arctic Tern (Mary Lewis); White-tailed Eagle (Steve Duffield)

 

21st May:

St. Kilda: An adult Ring-billed Gull was seen on Hirta.

North Uist: 2 Curlew Sandpipers and 2 Little Stints were at Aird an Runair today.

Benbecula: The Turtle Dove was seen at the Aird turning again today. A drake Garganey and male Ruff were at Loch Mor.

South Uist: Species flying north at Ardvule included 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 White-billed Diver (2cy), 2 Red-throated Divers (1 S), 1 Black-throated Diver south, 172 Gannets (36 S), 195 Manx Shearwaters, 106 Razorbills, 15 Guillemots, 184 Auks sp., 86 Kittiwakes, 1 Long-tailed Skua, 2 Arctic Skuas (2S), 1 Great Skua (2 S). The drake Ring-necked Duck was seen at the Eochar turning. A (presumed) summer plumage Long-billed Dowitcher was at Loch Smerclate today. A Whitethroat was singing at Druidibeg plantation.

White-billed Diver White-billed Diver Long-tailed Skua male Garganey male Ruff
White-billed Diver and Long-tailed Skua (John Kemp); Garganey and Ruff (Steve Duffield)

Greenfinch Reed Bunting
Greenfinch and Reed Bunting (Graham Forsyth)

 

20th May:

North Uist: A single Pomarine Skua flew north at Aird an Runair just after 2 pm. A Pied Flycatcher was seen on Balemore today.

Benbecula: A Turtle Dove was in the fields at the junction of the Aird road this morning and was still in the area this afternoon although it flew off towards Balivanich.

South Uist: 12 Manx Shearwaters, 1 Great Skua and 32 Kittiwakes flew south at Ardvule this afternoon whilst 3 Arctic Skuas flew north; also 4 Purple Sandpipers and 3 Whimbrel present. The drake Ring-necked Duck was seen at Eochar today.

Ringed Plover Sanderling Rock Pipit, Outer Hebrides Snipe, Outer Hebrides Wheatear, Outer Hebrides Birds
Ringed Plover and Sanderling (Graham Forsyth); Rock Pipit, Snipe and Wheatear (Glyn Evans)

 

19th May:

Benbecula: The drake Garganey is still on Loch Fada. 2 male Ruff were on Loch Mor this afternoon.

South Uist: The drake Ring-necked Duck was on Loch nan Ceann this morning. At Ardvule today birds flying north included 79 Gannets and 44 Manx Shearwaters while species south included 61 Gannets, 2 Great Northern Divers, 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Black-throated Divers, 3 Arctic Skuas and 1 Great Skua. 4 Whooper Swans were on Loch Ardvule.

Black-throated Diver, South Uist Little Grebe Black-throated Diver (John Kemp); Little Grebe (Steve Duffield)

 

18th May:

Lewis: A Barnacle Goose and 2 Pink-footed Geese were seen at Barvas.

North Uist: 3 Ruff (2 males and a female) and a pair of Garganey were on Loch nam Feithean. A Little Stint was on the shore at Aird an Runair and 7 Long-tailed Skuas flew north. 2 Curlew Sandpipers were on Loch Bhrusda this afternoon.

Benbecula: A male Ruff was at Loch Mor and a drake Garganey was seen on Loch Fada this evening.

South Uist: The drake Ring-necked Duck was on a loch opposite the Ardmore turning.

Corncrake male Ruff Wood Pigeon Corncrake and Ruff (Steve Duffield); Wood Pigeon (John Kemp)

 

17th May:

Lewis: Common Redpoll and Blackcaps were seen in Lew's Castle Grounds, Stornoway today. A White-billed Diver was off the harbour wall at Port of Ness early evening.

St. Kilda: The Snowy Owl was again on Hirta; also a Turtle Dove was present.

North Uist: The Lesser Yellowlegs was still on Loch Bhrusda today until around 4 pm when it flew high north. 2 Dotterel are still at Paiblesgarry.

South Uist: Birds heading north at Ardvule this morning included 2 Great Northern Divers, 2 Red-throated Divers and a Sand Martin which went N out to sea. A single Pink-footed Gosse was on Bornish machair. A Siskin was in South Glendale. The drake Ring-necked Duck was on Loch an Os, at the Eochar turning.

Insects: A Small Tortoiseshell was on Eriskay.

Black-throated Divers, North Uist Cuckoo, Lewis Dunlin Pink-footed Goose male Siskin Sandwich Tern
Black-throated Divers (Steve Duffield); Cuckoo (Graham Forsyth); Dunlin (Mary Lewis), Pink-footed Goose and Siskin (John Kemp); Sandwich Tern (Glyn Evans)

 

16th May:

Lewis: A Turtle Dove was seen in Lower Barvas today.

North Uist: A Lesser Yellowlegs was found this evening at Loch Bhrusda, Berneray; also a Curlew Sandpiper there. 3 Pomarine Skuas flew past Aird an Runair this morning; also a Sandwich Tern past. A 1st summer Iceland Gull and 1st summer Glaucous Gull were on the shore at Aird an Runair, Balranald. A drake Garganey was on Loch nam Feithean. 2 Dotterel were at Paiblesgarry.

Benbecula: A male Ruff was at Loch Fada. The 2nd summer Iceland Gull was seen in Stinky Bay.

South Uist: A Pomarine Skua and Black-throated Diver flew north past Ardivachar this morning. A Redwing, Chiffchaff and Whitethroat were in Druidibeg Plantation. A Sandwich Tern flew south at Peninerine. The drake Ring-necked Duck was on Loch an Os, at the Eochar turning again today (video here). 2 Canada Geese were on Bornish machair. Northerly movement at Ardvule included 74 Gannets (21S), 2 Red-throated Divers (2S), 9 Manx Shearwaters, 8 Fulmars, 48 Kittiwakes (62S), 3 Arctic Skuas, 58 Auk sp.(26S), 17 Razorbills, 5 Guillemots while 4 Red-breasted Mergansers flew south. 6 Common Redpolls were in South Glendale.

House Sparrows Canada Geese House Sparrows (Graham Forsyth); Canada Geese (John Kemp)

 

15th May:

Lewis: A Nightingale was reported singing in Garynahine last night. 7 Common Redpolls have been coming to feeders at Barvas.

Harris: A Chiffchaff was at Aird Asaig. A Great Skua and Arctic Skua were at Northton.

North Uist: The Semipalmated Sandpiper was still on the shore at Aird an Runair whilst around 29 Pomarine Skuas and 17 Long-tailed Skuas were seen from late afternoon - evening. 3 Dotterel are still at Paiblesgarry.

Benbecula: A 3 cal yr Iceland Gull was in Stinky Bay.

South Uist: Birds flying south at Ardvule this afternoon included 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Red-throated Divers, 283 Gannets, 17 Fulmars, 111 Manx Shearwaters, 216 Kittiwakes and 2 Arctic Skuas while a Black Guillemot flew north. 5 Common Redpolls are in South Glendale.

Barra: The Lesser Yellowlegs was seen at Caolas, Vatersay again today. 5 Tree Sparrows were at Brevig.

Greenfich Greenfich (Graham Forsyth)

 

14th May:

Harris: A Chiffchaff was in Tarbet.

North Uist: The Semipalmated Sandpiper was still on the shore at Aird an Runair this morning. 3 Dotterel are at Paiblesgarry. A 2nd cal yr Glaucous Gull and juvenile Iceland Gull were near Rubh' Arnal. 84 Great Northern Divers were seen on the crossing between Berneray and Leverburgh this morning.

Benbecula: A male Ruff was at Loch Mor. An Iceland Gull and Glaucous Gull were in Stinky Bay.

South Uist: A drake Ring-necked Duck was seen on the loch as you turn off the main road heading towards Eochar (Iochdar) this morning. 5 Common Redpolls were in South Glendale.

Stonechat Common Redpoll, South Uist Corncrake, North Uist Sand Martin
Stonechat (Graham Forsyth); Common Redpoll (John Kemp); Corncrake and Sand Martin (Steve Duffield)

 

13th May:

Lewis: 2 Dotterel were near Ness Social Club this afternoon.

St. Kilda: 2 Tree Sparrows were on Hirta today.

North Uist: The Semipalmated Sandpiper was still on the shore at Aird an Runair, Balranald today. 3 Dotterel are still on the machair at Paiblesgarry. A Garganey was seen at Loch Bhrusda, Berneray early this morning. An adult Glaucous Gull was seen near Ribh' Arnal.

Benbecula: A male Ruff was on Loch Mor in the afternoon.

South Uist: A Spotted Crake was calling last night at Eochar. 4 Siskins were in South Glendale this morning. A Whitethroat and Goldcrest were on Eriskay.

Barra: 2 Whitethroats were at Garrygall this morning.

Semipalmated Sandpiper, Outer Hebrides May adult Semipalmated Sandpiper, North Uist Arctic Skua, Outer Hebrides male Hen Harrier, North Uist
Semipalmated Sandpiper, Arctic Skua and Hen Harrier (John Kemp)

 

12th May:

Lewis: 3 Common Redpolls and a Redwing were at Reef. 7 Black-tailed Godwits (including a ringed bird) were at Loch Braigh.

North Uist: A Semipalmated Sandpiper was on the shore at Aird an Runair, Balranald this afternoon (video here). 3 Dotterel are still on the machair at Paiblesgarry.

Benbecula: 3 Black-tailed Godwits were in Stinky Bay.

South Uist: 16 Whimbrel were at Smerclate.

Barra: The Lesser Yellowlegs was in the bay at Caolas, Vatersay still today and a Yellow Wagtail was also seen on the island. At least 8 Chiffchaffs and 4 Blackcaps were on Barra. An Iceland Gull was at Ardveenish.

Common Sandpiper, North Uist Great Northern Diver, South Uist Sand Martin, Outer Hebrides Semipalmated Sandpiper, Outer Hebrides adult Semipalmated Sandpiper, North Uist
Common Sandpiper (Mary Lewis); Great Northern Diver and Sand Martin (John Kemp); Semipalmated Sandpiper (Steve Duffield)

Cuckooflower Daisy
Cuckooflower and Daisy (Graham Forsyth)

 

11th May:

Lewis: 4 Common Redpolls were in Barvas. 2 Whooper Swans were on Loch Stiapabhat.

North Uist: 2 drake Green-winged Teals were seen at Loch a' Roe, Balranald.

Benbecula: A 3rd summer Iceland Gull was in Stinky Bay this morning.

South Uist: A 2nd summer Glaucous Gull was at Ardivachar.

Common Redpoll, Lewis Grey Heron male Hen Harrier, North Uist Shelduck
Common Redpoll and Grey Heron (Graham Forsyth); Hen Harrier and Shelduck (Steve Duffield)

 

10th May:

Lewis: 86 Pink-footed Geese were near Loch Stiapabhat. 7 Black-tailed Godwits were at Loch Stiapabhat. A 2nd cal yr Glaucous Gull was seen from the Butt where there were also 15 Whimbrel and 9 White Wagtails.

North Uist: At least 52 Pomarine Skuas and 16 Long-tailed Skuas past Aird an Runair this morning; also 2 immature Glaucous Gulls were present. 22 Barnacle Geese and 18 Pink-footed Geese were at Griminish. 5 Black-tailed Godwits were at Sgiobanais.

Benbecula: A Snow Bunting was seen in Stinky Bay today.

South Uist: Birds flying south off Ardvule this morning included 3 Great Northern Divers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 282 Gannets, 32 Fulmars, 6 Manx Shearwaters, 4 Great Skuas, 3 Arctic Skuas, 255 Kittiwakes and 52 Auk sp. An immature Glaucous Gull, Great Skua and Lesser Redpoll (with the Twite) were also seen at Ardvule.

Barra: The Lesser Yellowlegs was on Vatersay and the White-billed Diver was off Eoligarry.

Red Deer Red Deer, Barvas young male Hen Harrier Whimbrel, Outer Hebrides Lesser Twayblade
Red Deer (Graham Forsyth); Hen Harrier, Whimbrel and Lesser Twayblade (Steve Duffield)

 

9th May:

North Uist: A Glaucous Gull was on the shore at Balranald this afternoon. 25 Pomarine Skuas and 55 Long-tailed Skuas were seen off Aird an Runair this evening.

Benbecula: 3 Black-tailed Godwits and 7 Whimbrel were just south of Balivanich.

South Uist: Birds flying south at Ardvule this morning included 111 Gannets, 30 Fulmars, 7 Manx Shearwaters and 1 Black Guillemot while birds flying north included 4 Arctic Skuas, 2 Great Skuas, 17 Fulmars and 1 Long-tailed Duck. The Kumlien's Gull was also close to North Bay, Ardvule today.

Barra: A Lesser Yellowlegs was on Vatersay at Caolas today; also an Iceland Gull in the area.

Common Sandpiper, Outer Hebrides male Hen Harrier, North Uist Arctic Tern, South Uist Kumlien's Gull, Outer Hebrides Gannet, Lewis
Common Sandpiper and Hen Harrier (Steve Duffield); Arctic Tern and Kumlien's Gull (John Kemp); Gannet (Graham Forsyth)

 

8th May:

Lewis: A drake Pintail was at Steinish and 170 Pink-footed Geese were also seen in 2 flocks. 24 Barnacle Geese flew north over Loch Roag today; also in the area a 1st summer Glaucous Gull, 3 Goosanders, 4 Long-tailed Ducks, 16 Whimbrel, a Chiffchaff and 26 White Wagtails.

St. Kilda: The female Snowy Owl was seen again on Hirta today

Harris: 12 Black-tailed Godwits and a Sedge Warbler were at Northton.

North Uist: 3 Dotterel were at Paiblesgarry this afternoon. A Pomarine Skua and 2 Manx Shearwaters flew north off Aird an Runair this morning.

Benbecula: 3 Barnacle Geese and 2 Black-tailed Godwits were on Borve machair. A male Ruff was seen at Loch Fada this morning.

South Uist: 16 Whimbrel and a Great Skua were at Smerclate. The 3rd cy Kumlien's Gull was by Loch Bornish this afternoon.

Dunlin and Turnstone, Lewis Sanderling, Lewis Great Skua on a sheep 3 rd cal yr Kumlien's Gull South Uist Corncrake, North Uist
Dunlin and Turnstone, Sanderling (Graham Fosyth); Great Skua and Kumlien's Gull (John Kemp); Corncrake (Marjorie Kerr)

 

7th May:

Lewis: A 1st summer Glaucous Gull was at Loch Roag, off Reef today.

Harris: 2 Blackcaps, a Coal Tit and a Lesser Redpoll were at the Harris Hotel.

St. Kilda: The female Snowy Owl was seen again at Mullach Sgar, Hirta today.

North Uist: 3 Dotterel were on the machair at Paiblesgarry today. A House Martin was over Loch Hougharry.

South Uist: 80+ Whimbrel were at Askernish. 2 Dotterel were reported on the Range at West Gerinish.

Barra: A Grasshopper Warbler and 2 Blackcaps were at Creachan. 10 Brent Geese were at Leinis and 30 Long-tailed Ducks were off Craigston.

Insects: A female Belted Beauty was seen on Eriskay.

Corncrake, North Uist Dotterel, North Uist Great Northern Diver, North Uist Whimbrel, Lewis White Wagtail, Lewis
Corncrake and Dotterel (Steve Duffield); Great Northern Diver (John Kemp); Whimbrel and White Wagtail (Graham Forsyth)

 

6th May:

Lewis: 40 White Wagtails and 30 Whimbrel were seen at the Butt. 8 Black-tailed Godwits and 98 Long-tailed Ducks were at Loch Branahuie.

Harrais: A Glaucous Gull was seen at Ulladale; also a Cuckoo there.

North Uist: 6 Black-tailed Godwits were seen at Borve, Berneray today.

South Uist: A Common Redpoll was in Askernish; also 55 Whimbrel were in the area. 36 Whimbrel were at Frobost along with 27 Black-tailed Godwits.

Barra: 3 Iceland Gulls were at Traigh Mor today.

Insects: Moths trapped at North Loch Eynort last night included 28 moths / 10 species:3 Clouded Drab, 6 Red Chestnut, 1 Brimstone Moth, 7 Early Tooth-striped, 2 Ruddy Highflyers, 1 Grey Pine Carpet, 1 Foxglove Pug and 5 Golden-rod Pugs. 42 moths / 11 species were caught in South Glendale including 1 Brindled Ochre, 1 Clouded Drab, 3 Red Chestnut, 14 Brown Silver-line, 1 Striped Twin-spot Carpet, 1 Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet, 2 Flame Carpet, 1 Acleris hastiana and 9 Acleris hyemana.

Common Redpoll Marsh Marigold Early-tooth Striped Foxglove Pug Golden-rod Pug Ruddy Highflyer Common Redpoll and Marsh Marigold (Graham Forsyth); Early Tooth-striped, Foxglove Pug, Golden-rod Pug, Ruddy Highflyer (John Kemp)

Striped Twin-spot Carpet Black-tailed Godwit Striped Twin-spot Carpet (John Kemp); Black-tailed Godwits (Donald McDairmid)

 

5th May:

North Uist: An immature Iceland Gull was reported flying south along the coast at Balranald.

Benbecula: A Swift was seen at Gramsdale this afternoon.

South Uist: A few birds moving south at Ardvule included 139 Gannets, 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 14 Fulmar, 9 Kittiwakes, 2 Great Skuas and 1 Arctic Skua. Birds flying north included 51 Pale-bellied Brent, 17 Fulmar, 3 Manx Shearwaters, 3 Arctic Skuas and 1 Great Skua. Also 6 Whimbrel, 12 Arctic Terns and 6 White Wagtails present. 36 Black-tailed Godwits were at Loch Hallan. 53 Whimbrel were at Askernish.

Arctic Tern, South Uist Reed Bunting, Lewis Arctic Tern (John Kemp); Reed Bunting (Graham Forsyth)

 

4th May:

Lewis: 2 Siskins were in the Castle Grounds, Stornoway.

Benbecula: An immature Iceland Gull was in Stinky Bay this afternoon.

South Uist: 16 Black-tailed Godwits, 8 Whimbrel and 7 Whooper Swans were at Smerclate. 94 Whimbrel and an Iceland Gull were in Askernish today.

Barra: The White-billed Diver was off Eoligarry.

Insects: 3 Belted Beauties were at Smerclate.

Goldfinch female House Sparrow Goldfinch and House Sparrow (Graham Forsyth)

 

3rd May:

Lewis: A Glaucous Gull, 3 Black-tailed Godwits and 11 Long-tailed Duck were at Loch Branahuie early afternoon.

North Uist: 139 Pomarine Skuas and 2 Long-tailed Skuas passed Aird an Runair this morning. An Iceland Gull was seen at Balranald whilst 27 Black-tailed Godwits were at Loch nam Feithean.

Benbecula: 3 Barnacle Geese were on Torlum machair.

South Uist: 2 1st yr Glaucous Gulls were at Ardivachar this morning. Birds north at Ardvule included 64 Gannets, 6 Whimbrel and 5 Great Skuas while birds flying south included 35 Kittiwakes, 1 Black Guillemot and a Puffin. Also present were 4 Whimbrel and 6 White Wagtails. A Barnacle Goose was on Loch Ardvule. 74 Black-tailed Godwits were around Loch Hallan.

Dunlin Lesser Black-backed Gull Whimbrel Chaffinch Greenfinch
Dunlin, Lesser Black-backed Gull and Whimbrel (John Kemp); Chaffinch and Greenfinch (Graham Forsyth)

 

2nd May:

Lewis: Cuckoos were at Miavaig and Laxdale.

Harris: A Blackcap was in the ground of the Harris Hotel. 30 Long-tailed Ducks were in the Sound of Taransay. A Cuckoo was at Northton.

North Uist: 101 Pomarine Skuas, 15 Arctic Skuas and 10 Great Skuas flew north off Aird an Runair this evening. 5 pale-bellied Brent Geese were in the bay and 55 Black-tailed Godwits were at Hougharry.

South Uist: Birds flying north at Ardvule this morning included 1 Great Northern Diver, 4 Red-throated Divers, 73 Gannets, 6 Fulmars, 4 Whimbrel, 3 Great Skuas and 1 Arctic Skua. Also 51 Kittiwakes flew south.

Barra: 2 Iceland Gulls were at Ardveenish.

Marine Sightings: A Walrus was seen in Stokinish, Harris today.

Great Northern Diver Great Skua Great Northern Diver and Great Skua (John Kemp)

 

1st May:

North Uist: A juvenile Glaucous Gull was on the shore at Balranald this evening.

South Uist: 2 Lesser Redpolls were at North Loch Eynort.

Barra: 2 Iceland Gulls were on the island 140 Long-tailed Ducks were off-shore.

Golden Plover Meadow Pipit Dunlin Eiders
Golden Plover and Meadow Pipit (Graham Forsyth); Dunlin and Eiders (Steve Duffield)