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Latest Outer Hebrides Bird and Wildlife Sightings 2021

January   Archive

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25th February:

Lewis: A Hawfinch was in Urquhart Gardens, Stornoway this afternoon.

North Uist: A juvenile Glaucous Gull was on Baleshare this afternoon; a drake Scaup was also there, on Loch Mor.

South Uist: 2 immature Glaucous Gulls were at Garrynamonie.

female Kestrel, North Uist Kestrel, Outer Hebrides Kestrel (Steve Duffield)

 

24th February:

Lewis: A juvenile Iceland Gull was in Stornoway harbour.

North Uist: A juvenile Iceland Gull was at Balranald; also a Lesser Black-backed Gull was at Loch nam Feithean.

Benbecula: A juvenile Iceland Gull and juvenile Glaucous Gull were in Stinky Bay. 2 Scaup were on Loch Mor and 2 were on Coot Loch.

South Uist: The Water Rail is still visiing a garden at Carnan.

 

23rd February:

Lewis: A juvenile Iceland Gull was at Port Stoth, Butt of Lewis.

Benbecula: An Iceland Gull was in Culla Bay this afternoon.

Kestrel Kestrel (Steve Duffield)

 

22nd February:

North Uist: The Green-winged Teal was on Loch Sandary. 40 Snow Buntings were on Paiblesgarry machair. 7 immature Glaucous Gulls and 3 juvenile Iceland Gulls were at Rubh' Arnal; also a Lapland Bunting there.

Benbecula: An adult Iceland Gull flew north at Stinky Bay this afternoon.

South Uist: An immature Glaucous Gull was at Smerclate.

 

21st February:

Benbecula: The Little Egret was at Loch Mor this afternoon; also a pair of Scaup there. An adult Little Gull was in Stinky Bay.

South Uist: The American Golden Plover was off Hebridean Jewellery. 3 Scaup were on Loch Bee.

American Golden Plover, Outer Hebrides American Golden Plover Hebridean Jewellery American Golden Plover, South Uist American Golden Plover (Steve Duffield)

 

20th February:

Lewis: A juvenile Iceland Gull was on Loch Branahuie in the afternoon.

North Uist: The Green-winged Teal and a hybrid Glaucous x Herring Gull were at Loch Sandary whilst the Snow Goose was in the fields on the east side of the loch. At least 8 Pintail were on Loch nam Feithean, Balranald. A Fieldfare was at the knockquien tuning this morning before flying towards Carinish.

South Uist: A drake American Wigeon was in the south-west corner of Loch Bee this morning. A Water Rail is still visiting a garden at Carnan.

hyrbid Glaucous Gull x Herring Gull Snow Goose Otter, Outer Hebrides
Hybrid Glaucous x Herring Gull, Snow Goose and Otter (Steve Duffield)

 

19th February:

North Uist: A juvenile Glaucous Gull was on Baleshare and a drake Scaup was on Loch Mor.

South Uist: An immature Iceland Gull was at Ardvule this afternoon.

 

18th February:

South Uist: An immature Glaucous Gull was at Smerclate.

Barra: A Lesser Black-backed Gull was at Loch Tangusdale.

 

17th February:

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

 

16th February:

North Uist: An adult Iceland Gull and a juvenile Glaucous Gull were on Baleshare this afternoon.

 

15th February:

North Uist: A Glaucous Gull was on Baleshare.

Hen Harrier Hen Harrier (Steve Duffield)

 

14th February:

Lewis: A juvenile Glaucous Gull was at Loch Branahuie this morning.

 

13th February:

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

South Uist: 2 Woodcock were seen in South Glendale.

Woodcock, Outer Hebrides Woodcock (John Kemp)

 

12th February:

Lewis: A juvenile Iceland Gull was in Stornoway harbour. An adult Glaucous Gull was at Tiumpan Head.

Knot Knot, South Uist Knot (Steve Duffield)

 

11th February:

North Uist: At least 4 Iceland Gulls and 7 Glaucous Gulls were at Rubh' Arnal this morning.

Meadow Pipit, North Uist Raven, North Uist juvenile Glaucous Gull, Uist juvenile Iceland Gull, Uist
Meadow Pipit, Raven, Glaucous Gull and Iceland Gull (Steve Duffield)

 

10th February:

Lewis: An adult Iceland Gull was at Loch Tiumpan. An adult Iceland Gull was in Stornoway harbour this afternoon.

North Uist: 3 juvenile Iceland Gulls were at Bayhead. The Snow Goose was at Balranald. A juvenile Glaucous Gull was on Loch Sandary.

South Uist: A juvenile Glauous Gull was at Smerclate; also 5 Barnacle Geese were there.

Marine Sightings: 6 or 7 White-beaked Dolphins were off Tiumpan Head this afternoon.

Glaucous Gull juvenile Merlin Glaucous Gull and Merlin (John Kemp)

 

9th February:

North Uist: A drake Green-winged Teal was on Loch Eubhal, Tigharry this morning.

 

8th February:

North Uist: A Pink-footed Goose was with Greylags on Berneray.

South Uist: An immature Glaucous Gull was at Smerclate. A 2nd cal yr Glaucous Gull was at West Kilbride this evening.

Otter, Outer Hebrides Otter with stickleback, Uist otter pup, North Uist Otters (Steve Duffield)

 

7th February:

Lewis: A juvenile Iceland Gull was in Stornoway harbour.

North Uist: The 2 Cackling Geese were at Balranald again this morning.

Benbecula: The Little Egret was at Coot Loch again this morning.

South Uist: 2 Pink-footed Geese were on Bornish machair.

 

6th February:

Lewis: A Glaucous Gull was in Stornoway.

North Uist: At least 10 Glaucous Gulls, 8 Iceland Gulls and 2 Lapland Buntings were at Rubh' Arnal. The 2 Cackling Geese were at Balranald.

South Uist: 3 Woodcock were in a garden in South Glendale today.

juvenile Glaucous Gull, North Uist 2nd winter Iceland Gull, North Uist juvenile Iceland Gull, Outer Hebrides Skylark
Glaucous Gull, Iceland Gulls and Skylark (Steve Duffield)

 

4th February:

North Uist: A Jack Snipe was in a roadside ditch on Baleshare.

Sparrowhawk, Outer Hebrides Sparrowhawk (Karen Macary)

 

3rd February:

Lewis: 15 Crossbills were in Lew's Castle Grounds, Stornoway today.

 

2nd February:

North Uist: A Jack Snipe was in Carinish.

 

1st February:

North Uist: The Green-winged Teal was on Loch Sandary. The Snow Goose was at Kyles Paible this afternoon.