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Latest Outer Hebrides Bird and Wildlife Sightings 2022

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30th December:

Barra: An adult Glaucous Gull was on Vatersay. A 2nd winter Glaucous Gull was at Brevig.

 

29th December:

Lewis: The drake Ring-necked Duck and a Green-winged Teal were at Loch Tiumpan.

North Uist: 8 Iceland Gulls, 4 juveniles, 2nd winders, a 3rd winter and an adult), 4 Glaucous Gulls (3 juveniles and an adult) and 35 Snow Buntings were between Kyles Paible and Rubh' Arnal this afternoon.

Snow Buntings 2nd winter Iceland Gull Snow Bunting and Iceland Gull (Steve Duffield)

 

28th December:

South Uist: A Little Egret was at Snishival.

Barra: A juvenile Glaucous Gull was at Craigston.

Marine Sightings: 12+ White-beaked Dolphins were off Tiumpan Head this morning.

 

27th December:

Lewis: 3 Snow Buntings were on the machair at Bragar.

 

25th December:

South Uist: A Little Auk was off Ardvule this morning.

 

24th December:

North Uist: The juvenile Glaucous Gull was on the beach on Baleshare again today.

 

22nd December:

Lewis: 4 Russian White-fronted Geese (2 adults and 2 juveniles) and a Pink-footed Goose were in Garrabost.

North Uist: A juvenile Glaucous Gull was on the beach at Baleshare today.

South Uist: A Little Egret was at Snishival this morning. A female Pochard was at Loch Bornish.

Barra: A Siberian Chiffchaff was on Vatersay in the village before flying to the south-west.

female Pochard White-tailed Eagles Pochard and White-tailed Eagles (John Kemp)

 

20th December:

Lewis: The drake Ring-necked Duck was on Loch Tiumpan.

South Uist: The drake Goosanders are still on the Howmore River.

Goosanders Goosanders (Alan Kennedy)

 

19th December:

South Uist: 2 Goosanders were seen at Howmore.

 

18th December:

South Uist: 2 Goosanders were at Howmore.

 

17th December:

Lewis: 10+ Bramblings were in the Lews Castle Grounds, Stornoway.

South Uist: 3 Black-tailed Godwits were at Loch Bornish.

Barra: 2 Russian White-fronted Geese were at Allasdale.

Marine Sightings: 40 Common Dolphins were seen from the Lochmaddy - Uig ferry this morning.

 

16th December:

South Uist: The female Lesser Scaup and female Pochard were at West Loch Ollay. 3 Russian White-fronted Geese were on croftland between Ormiclate and Bornish. A female Pintail and 2 Black-tailed Godwits were at Loch Ardvule.

 

14th December:

Barra: 2 Russian White-fronted Geese were at Allasdale.

 

12th December:

Lewis: A Jack Snipe was in Garrabost today.

Barra: The Russian White-fronted Goose was at Allasdale. A drake Green-winged Teal was at Ardmhor.

 

11th December:

Lewis: 2 Bramblings were at Bayhead, Stornoway.

North Uist: The American Golden Plover was at Loch Paible and the Cackling Goose was at Aird an Runair.

South Uist: The female Lesser Scaup and female Pochard were at West Loch Ollay. 5 Russian White-fronted Geese, a Pink-footed Goose, 5 Barnacle Geese and a Black-tailed Godwit were at Ardvule / Bornish.

Barra: A Russian White-fronted Goose was at Allasdale.

 

10th December:

Lewis: A Brambling was in Lews Castle Grounds, Stornoway.

North Uist: The American Golden Plover was at Loch Paible.

South Uist: The female Lesser Scaup and female Pochard were at West Loch Ollay. A Little Egret was at the north end of Loch Bee (at Clachan). 24 Snow Buntings were on the beach at Aird-mhicheil. A Common Scoter was off Peninerine.

 

9th December:

South Uist: A female Lesser Scaup, Pochard and Little Egret were at West Loch Ollay. 2 Greenland White-fronted Geese were also nearby.

Barra: 2 Russian White-fronted Geese were at Allasdale.

 

8th December:

Lewis: An immature Glaucous Gull was at South Galson.

Barra: 2 Russian White-fronted Geese were at Allasdale.

 

7th December:

North Uist: A juvenile Glaucous Gull was at Loch Sandary. 2 Russian White-fronted Geese were at Paiblesgarry.

South Uist: The female Pochard was on West Loch Ollay.

Barra: 2 Russian White-fronted Geese were at Allasdale.

 

6th December:

Lewis: The Snow Bunting was still at Eisken.

Barra: 2 Russian White-fronted Geese were at Allasdale.

Snow Bunting, Eisken Snow Bunting (Andy Williams)

 

5th December:

Lewis: A Snow Bunting was at Eisken.

Benbecula: A drake Surf Scoter and 2 Common Scoters were in Stinky Bay. A drake Ring-necked Duck was on Coot Loch.

 

4th December:

Lewis: 8 Snow Buntings were at South Galson. 10 Long-tailed Tits were in Barvas.

North Uist: A Grey Phalarope was at Aird an Runair and a Cackling Goose was at at Balranald by the campsite.

South Ust: A female Pochard was on West Loch Ollay.

 

3rd December:

South Uist: A Little Egret was at Snishival briefly.

 

 

2nd December:

Lewis: The Dusky Warbler was seen in South Galson again today; also 6 Snow Buntings

North Uist: A Cackling Goose was at at Balranald by the campsite.

 

1st December:

Lewis: The Ring-necked Duck was at Loch Tiumpan.