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Latest Outer Hebrides Bird and Wildlife Sightings 2024

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29th February

North Uist: 8 Common Redpoll were around Claddach Kirkibost again this afternoon and the Velvet Scoter was still offshore at Hougharry.

 

27th February

North Uist: An adult Glaucous Gull was on the flood by the coastguard hut at Balemartin and an imamature flew west past Aird an Runair this afternoon. A Velvet Scoter was at Hougharry again. 7 Pintail were on Loch nam Feithean.

South Usit: The female Lesser Scaup and a Velvet Scoter were on West Loch Ollay.

Barra: 2 Velvet Scoters were still east of the Vatersay causeway. 3 Long-tailed Tits were at Northbay and a futher 4 Long-tailed Tits were around Brevig.

 

26th February

Lewis: The immature Glaucous and Kumlien's Gulls were still at Stornoway harbour today. The drake Ring-necked Duck was still on Loch Tiumpan. A Greenland White-fronted Goose was at Melbost Farm, a Pink-footed Gosse was Mossend and 3 Barnacle Gesse were at Holm Farm.

Barra: The drake Green-winged Teal was still at Ardmhor today.

 

25th February

Lewis: The immature Glaucous and Kumlien's Gulls were at Stornoway harbour again today.

North Uist: The flock of 10 Common Redpoll were still at Claddach Kirkibost late morning. An adult Iceland Gull and a Jackdaw were at Kyles Paible early afternoon and an immature Iceland Gull was at Rubh' Arnal.

South Uist: A female Ring-necked Duck was west of the causeway at Loch Bee. The female Lesser Scaup was on West Loch Ollay along with a single Velvet Scoter.

 

24th February

Lewis: Immature Glaucous and Kumlien's Gulls were at Stornoway harbour today.

North Uist: An immature Iceland Gull was on the shore at Loch Hosta this afternoon.

Barra: The two Velvet Scoter were still off the Vatersay causeway.

 

23rd February

Lewis: An immature Iceland Gull was at The Braigh this afternoon.

North Uist: A Little Egret was seen again west of the causeway at the North Ford this morning.

South Uist: 2 Long-tailed Tits were in a garden at Askernish.

 

22nd February

Lewis: A Lapland Bunting was at Ardriol, 8 Snow Buntings were on the beach at Coll, the drake Ring-necked Duck was still on Loch Tiumpan and an immature Glaucous Gull was at Stornoway harbour.

Barra: The drake Green-winged Teal was at Ardmhor today. On Vatersay, 2 Velvet Scoters were still east of the causeway.

 

21st February

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

 

20th February

South Uist: 3 Long-tailed Tits were in the carpark at Dailburgh Co-Op this morning.

Barra: 3 Long-tailed Tits were still at Castlebay and the 2 Velvet Scoters were still at Vatersay.

 

19th February

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

Benbecula: The drake Green-winged Teal was sill at Coot Loch and 2 Pintail were at Loch Fada.

 

18th February

Lewis: The drake Ring-necked Duck was still on Loch Tiumpan and a Barn Owl was seen at Glen Tolsta.

North Uist: 10 Common Redpolls were at Claddach Kirkibost this morning.

Barra: The drake Green-winged Teal was at Ardmhor again today. On Vatersay, 2 Velvet Scoters were still east of the causeway.

 

17th February

Lewis: A female Blackcap was at Port Nis.

North Uist: 4 Long-tailed Tits were still at Carinish.

 

16th February

Lewis: A Lapland Bunting was at Ardriol.

North Uist: An immature Glaucous Gull and an adult Iceland gull were at Rubh' Arnal this afternoon. 3 Long-tailed Tits were in a garden at Carinish.

 

15th February

Lewis: A female Blackcap was in a garden at Achmore.

 

14th February

Lewis: A drake Green-winged Teal was on Loch Stiapabhat this afternoon and 5 Snow Buntings were at Coll Beach.

Benbecula: A Mistle Thrush was seen in Balavanich.

South Uist: A Little Egret was at the north end of Loch Bee and at least 92 Greenland White-fronted Geese and 9 Black-tailed Godwits were along the western shore.

Barra: A drake Green-winged Teal was at Ardmhor today. On Vatersay, 2 Velvet Scoters were east of the causeway and 28 Fieldfare were around the township.

 

13th February

Barra: A Kingfisher was on the river at Craigston and 2 Long-tailed Tits were at Nask.

 

12th February

Lewis: A 2nd winter Glaucous Gull was along the shoreline at Bravas this afternoon. The immature Glaucous Gull was at Stornoway harbour again today.

 

11th February

Lewis: An adult Iceland Gull was seen at Tiumpan Head.

North Uist: A drake Green-winged Teal and 10 Pintail were on Loch nam Feithean this evening.

Benbecula: The drake Green-winged Teal was sill at Coot Loch.

Barra: 2 Long-tailed Tits and a Treecreeper were at Northbay.

 

10th February

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

North Uist: The Snow Goose is still at Sollas.

South Uist: The female Lesser Scaup and 3 Velvet Scoters were on West Loch Ollay.

 

9th February:

Lewis: The 1st winter Glaucous Gull was at Stornoway harbour again this morning.

North Uist: An immature Glaucous Gull was on the flood near Baleshare car park this afternoon and 7 Common Redpoll were at Claddach Kirkibost again this morning.

Benbecula: c140 Greenland White-fronted Geese were at Nunton.

South Uist: 12 Black-tailed Godwits were on Loch Bornish.

Barra: The Green-winged Teal was still at Ardmhor this afternoon.

 

8th February:

Lewis: Drake Ring-necked Duck is on Loch Tiumpan and a 2nd winter Iceland Gull was at Portvoller today. A 1st winter Glaucous Gull was at Stornaway harbour.

North Uist: 1st winter Glaucous Gull and an adult Iceland Gull were at Kyles Paible this afternoon.

Benbecula: A drake Green-winged Teal was on Coot Loch today.

Barra: A 1st winter Glaucous Gull was at Castlebay this morning.

 

7th February:

North Uist: 10 Common Redpolls were at Claddach Kirkibost this morning.

South Uist: The female Lesser Scaup and 3 Black-tailed Godwits were at Loch Bornish. 3 Velvet Scoters were on West Loch Ollay.

Common Redpoll, North Uist Common Redpoll (Steve Duffield)

 

6th February:

Lewis: An immature Glaucous Gull was in Stornoway harbour and 2 Bramblings were in Lews Castle Grounds,

North Uist: The Snow Goose was by the cemetery ay Sollas today.

Benbecula: The drake Ring-necked Duck, a female Scaup and 3 Black-tailed Godwits were at Coot Loch today. A Barn Owl was seen this evening (21:30) on the roadside to the south of Market Stance.

South Uist: 3 Velvet Scoters were on West Loch Ollay.

 

5th February:

Lewis: The drake Ring-necked Duck was on Loch Tiumpan and an adult Iceland Gull flew north past Tiumpan Head mid -afternoon.

 

4th February:

Lewis: A juvenile Iceland Gull was in Stornoway harbour.

North Uist: A Little Egret was on the North Ford, west of the causeway, just south of Grimsay this afternoon.

 

3rd February:

North Uist: A female Scaup was on Loch Bhrusda, Berneray. The Snow Goose was on the machair at Grenitote.

South Uist: The 2nd winter Little Gull was at Smerclate.

Barra: A drake Green-winged Teal was at Ardmhor today and 2 Velvet Scoters were east of the Vatersay causeway.

3rd yr White-tailed Eagle White-tailed Eagle (Steve Duffield)

 

2nd February:

South Uist: The 2nd winter Little Gull was at Smerclate, just off the Pollochar today. An adult Iceland Gull flew south at Ardvule this morning.

 

1st February:

North Uist: A 1st winter Glaucous Gull and 3 Iceland Gulls (1st w, 2nd w and an adult) Iceland Gull were at Rubh' Arnal.

South Uist: A 2nd winter Little Gull was at Smerclate.

2nd winter Little Gull, South Uist 2nd winter Little Gull, Uist Merlin Little Gull and Merlin (John Kemp)