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Latest Outer Hebrides Bird and Wildlife Sightings 2022

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31st January:

North Uist: A Jack Snipe was in Carinish.

South Uist: 2 Little Egrets were at the north end of Loch Bee and 2 Fieldfares were also in the area.

Barra: The juvenile Kumlien's Gull was at Craigston.

 

30th January:

Lewis: The drake Ring-necked Duck is still at Loch Tiumpan this morning.

South Uist: 2 Little Egrets were at the north end of Loch Bee this morning.

Barra: The juvenile Kumlien's Gull was at Allasdale and a Green-winged Teal was at Ardmhor.

 

29th January:

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

North Uist: The Snow Goose was seen at Sollas this afternoon.

Benbecula: The Ring-necked Duck was on Coot Loch. 2 juvenile Iceland Gulls flew south past Stinky Bay.

South Uist: The female Lesser Scaup was seen on Loch an Daill, Ardmore. A juvenile Glaucous Gull was at West Gerinish. A Black-tailed Godwit was at Ardivachar.

 

28th January:

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

Harris: An adult Glaucous Gull was at Bunovenaeder this morning.

Barra: The juvenile Kumlien's Gull was ar Allasdale and the adult Glaucous Gull was at Scurrival.

 

27th January:

Lewis: A drake Ring-necked Duck was at Loch Tiumpan.

Benbecula: A drake Ring-necked Duck and Pintail were on Coot Loch. An immature Glaucous Gull was coasting along the cuaseway between Grimsay and Gramsdale this afternoon.

South Uist: 3 Little Egrets (including the colour-ringed individual) were in the creek at Clachan, north Loch Bee.

Barra: The Surf Scoter was off Allasdale.

Marine Sightings: 20 Common Dolphins headed south past Tiumpan Head this morning.

Ring-necked Duck, Coot Loch Ring-necked Duck (Steve Duffield)

 

26th January:

Lewis: An adult and 2 juvenile Iceland Guls were in Stornoway harbour today.

 

25th January:

Benbecula: The Glossy Ibis was seen from the Aird road, south of Balivanich this morning. 44 Snow Buntings were at the north end of Culla Bay.

Barra: The juvenile Kumlien's Gull was at Allasdale. 2 Glaucous Gulls (a 2nd winter and adult) were at Traigh Mhor.

 

24th Janaury:

Benbecula: The Glossy Ibis was at Loch na Meallaird.

South Uist: The female Lesser Scaup was seen on Loch an Daill, Ardmore. 40 Black-tailed Godwits and a female Pintail were in the south-west corner of Loch Bee. A Little Egret was seen near Hebridean Jewellery and another on the west side of Loch Grogarry.

Barra: 2 Glaucous Gulls (an adult and a juvenile) were at Traigh Mhor. The Surf Scoter and Kumlien's Gull were at Allasdale. The Goosander was seen at Loch Orb.

 

23rd January:

Lewis: A 1st winter Ring-billed Gull was seen at Loch Stiapabhat today.

South Uist: A Little Egret was near Hebridean Jewellery this morning.

Barra: A juvenile Glaucous Gull was at Traigh Mhor

 

22nd January:

Lewis: The 1st winter drake Lesser Scaup is still at Loch Stiapabhat. A juvenile Iceland Gull was in Stornoway harbour. An Iceland Gull was at Tiumpan Head early afternoon.

South Uist: The female Lesser Scaup was seen on Loch an Daill, Ardmore.

Barra: The Surf Scoter is still off Allasdale. 2 Green-winged Teal were at Ardmhor. The juvenile Kumlien's Gull was around Craigston. A Siberian Chiffchaff, a Chiffchaff and Fieldfare were in Castlebay. An adult Glaucous Gull was at Scurrival. Greenland White-fronted Geese included 17 at Cleat, 3 at Bruernish and 1 at Eoilgarry.

Lesser Scaup, Outer Hebrides Lesser Scaup and Wigeon (Steve Duffield)

 

21st January:

Lewis: An adult Glaucous Gull was at Garry beach, North Tolsta. A juvenile Iceland Gull was at Loch Branahuie late morning.

North Uist: A Little Egret was off the east side of Baleshare.

Benbecula: The Glossy Ibis was at Loch na Meallaird, just south of Balivanich.

South Uist: The female Lesser Scaup was seen on Loch an Daill, Ardmore. A Little Egret was at West Loch Ollay and 2 were at the north end of Loch Bee (Ardkenneth and Clachan).

Barra: The juvenile Kumlien's Gull was at Borve.

Marine Sightings: 2 Risso's Dolphins were seen of Tiumpan Head this morning.

White-tailed Eagle, Baleshare Little Egrets White-tailed Eagle (Steve Duffield); Little Egrets (John Love)

 

20th January:

North Uist: A Cackling Goose was at Malaclate. The Snow Goose was at Sollas along with a Pink-footed Goose; and 2 Snow Buntings were at Grenitote. A Cackling Goose was to the south of Loch Scarie, Balranald. A drake Green-winged Teal was on Loch na Faoileige, Carnach.

South Uist: 2 Little Egrets were at the north end of Loch Bee this morning

Barra: A drake Goosander was seen on the sea at Brevig. An adult Glaucous Gull was at Scurrival. The 1st w drake Surf Scoter was off Alasdale. 19 Snow Buntings were at Eoligarry.

Cackling Goose, Malaclate Snow Bunting with Twite Cackling Goose with Barnacle Geese and Snow Bunting with Twite (Steve Duffield)

19th January:

Benbecula: The Glossy Ibis is still by Uist Hadrware, Balivanich. 14 Snow Buntings were in Culla Bay. 2 drake Pintails were on Coot LOch.

South Uist: The female Lesser Scaup was seen on Loch an Daill, Ardmore. A Little Egret was near Hebridean Jewellery.

 

18th January:

Barra: The Surf Scoter was off Allasdale and a juvenile Iceland Gull was at Borve.

 

17th January:

Lewis: A juvenile Iceland Gull was in Stornoway harbour this morning.

North Uist: 2 (pair) of Cackling Geese were by Loch Scarie, Balranald. The drake Green-winged Teal and 11 Pintails were at Loch nam Feithean and Ca. 50 Snow Buntings were on the coast at Balranald.

South Uist: The colour-ringed Little Egret was at the north end of Loch Bee this afternoon. The female Lesser Scaup was seen on Loch an Daill, Ardmore.

Barra: The Surf Scoter was off Allasdale.

 

16th January:

Lewis: The drake Lesser Scaup is still on Loch Stiapabhat. A juvenile Iceland Gull was in Stornoway harbour.

Benbecula: The Glossy Ibis was behind Uist Hardware, Balivanich this afternoon. The drake Pintail was on Coot Loch.

South Uist: The female Lesser Scaup was seen on Loch an Daill, Ardmore again today; a Little Egret was also there this morning. 2 Bramblings were in Carnan.

Barra: The Surf Scoter was off Allasdale and an Iceland Gull was on Vatersay.

Insects: A freshly deceased Winter Moth was found in South Glendale yesterday.

female Lesser Scaup, South Uist Lesser Scaup, Outer Hebrides Glossy Ibis, Outer Hebrides Glossy Ibis, Benbecula Winter Moth
Lesser Scaup and Glossy Ibis (Steve Duffield); Winter Moth (John Kemp)

 

15th January:

Lewis: The drake Lesser Scaup is still on Loch Stiapabhat.

South Uist: The female Lesser Scaup was seen on Loch an Daill, Ardmore for the first time in over two weeks. A Little Egret was at the north end of Loch Bee.

 

14th January:

Lewis: A Chiffchaff was at Loch Tiumpan.

Benbecula: A drake Pintail was on Coot Loch.

Barra: The Surf Scoter was off Allasdale. 103 Brent Geese were at Traigh Mhor.

 

13th January:

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

juvenile Glaucous Gull, North Uist juvenile Glauocous Gull, Outer Hebrides Glaucous Gull (Steve Duffield)

 

12th January:

Lewis: 3 Iceland Gulls were around Stornoway harbour. An immature Glaucous Gull was at Gress.

 

11th January:

Benbecula: A Glossy Ibis was on the southern edge of Balivanich today, on the opposite side of the road to Uist Hardware. A juvenile Glaucous Gull was on the shore at Liniclate.

South Uist: A Little Egret was at the north end of Loch Bee today.

Barra: The Surf Scoter was off Allasdale and a Siberian Chiffchaff was in Castlebay.

 

10th January:

Benbecula: A Glossy Ibis was around Uist Hardware on the edge of Balivanich today. The Welsh Little Egret was at Coot Loch along with a drake Pintail.

South Uist: A Little Egret was at Clachan, north Loch Bee this afternoon.

Glossy Ibis, Benbecula Glossy Ibis, Balivanich Little Egret, Coot Loch Glossy Ibis and Little Egret (Steve Duffield)

 

9th January:

Lewis: A juvenile Iceland Gull was on the north side of the Braigh this afternoon.

North Uist: A 2nd winter Kumlien's Gull, juvenile Iceland Gull and juvenile Glaucous Gull were at Rubh' Arnal today.

Barra: A juvenile Glaucous Gull was at Traigh Eais and an adult at Tangasdale. The Surf Scoter was still off Allasdale.

2nd winter Kumlien's Gull, North Uist Glaucous Gull, North Uist Kumlien's Gull and Glaucous Gull (Steve Duffield)

 

8th January:

Lewis: An adult Iceland Gull was in Stornoway harbour.

South Uist: 2 Little Egrets (including the colour-ringed individual) were at the north end of Loch Bee today.

Barra: A juvenile Glaucous Gull was at Traigh Eais and the Surf Scoter was off Allasdale.

Little Egret, South Uist Little Egret (Steve Duffield)

 

7th January:

North Uist: 3 Glaucous Gulls (an adult and 2 juveniles) were on Baleshare this afternoon. A Green-winged Teal was seen at Loch Grogarry, Balranald today.

Barra: The Glossy Ibis is still at Bruernish.

adult Glaucous Gull, North Uist adult Glaucous Gull, Outer Hebrides Glaucous Gull (Steve Duffield)

 

6th January:

Barra: The Glossy Ibis is still at Bruernish.

 

5th January:

North Uist: 3 Cackling Geese were at Balranald (a pair by Loch Scarie and a single by Loch Grogarry). A drake Green-winged Teal and 2 Pintail were on Loch nam Feithean and Ca. 20 Snow Buntings were amongst a large flock of Twite on Balranald machair. The Snow Goose was at Grenitote.

South Uist: A Little Egret was in the channel at Clachan at the north end of Loch Bee this morning.

Corn Bunting, North Uist Grey Plover Corn Bunting (Steve Duffield); Grey Plover (John Kemp)

 

4th January:

South Uist: A juvenile Glaucous Gull flew south at Ardvule this morning.

Barra: The Glossy Ibis is still at Bruernish. A juvenile Glaucous Gull flew south at Cleat.

 

3rd January:

Lewis: A juvenile Iceland Gull was on the loch by Stornoway landfill this morning.

North Uist: A Cackling Goose was at Balranald. A 2nd winter Iceland Gull was at Rubh' Arnal along with 103 Brent Geese and a Snow Bunting was nearby at Kyles Paible. A Fieldfare was at Knockintorran.

South Uist: A juvenile Glaucous Gull was on the beach at Howmore before flying south. A Snow Bunting was seen at Ardvule.

Barra: The Glossy Ibis is still at Bruernish. A Siberian Chiffchaff was in Northbay.

Cackling Goose, Balranald Cackling Goose (Steve Duffield)

 

2nd January:

Lewis: The juvenile Iceland Gull is still in Stornoway harbour.

Benbecula: A drake Pintail was on Coot Loch and another was on nearby Loch Fada.

 

1st January:

Lewis: The drake Lesser Scaup is still at Loch Stiapabhat.

Benbecula: 2 drake Pintails were on Coot Loch and 10 Gannets were feeding off Balivanich.

South Uist: 2 Black-tailed Godwits were at Ardivachar.

Barra: The Glossy Ibis is still at Bruernish. The Surf Scoter is still off Allasdale. 2 Green-winged Teal were at Ardmhor and a Siberian Chiffchaff is in Casltebay.

drake Wigeon Wigeon Wigeon (Steve Duffield)