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30th September:

North Uist: The Pied Flycatcher is still at Carinish.

South Uist: A juvenile Little Stint was at Balgarva. 5 Sooty Shearwaters flew north off Ardivachar around midday. A sea-watch from Ardvule between 10:35 – 13:00 produced a southerly movement of 1120 Gannets, 11 Manx Shearwaters, 7 Sooty Shearwaters, 24 Kittiwakes,  6 Great Northern Divers and 3 Red-throated Divers.

Sooty Shearwater, Outer Hebrides Sooty Shearwater (John Kemp)

 

29th September:

Lewis: A juvenile Glaucous Gull was off South Galson today.

St. Kilda: A Blyth's Reed Warbler and the juvenile American Golden Plover were on Hirta.

North Uist: A Pied Flycatcher was in Carinish. A Great White Egret flew north-north-east over Claddach Baleshare late morning. A Garden Warbler was at Callanish House. A Curlew Sandpiper was at Loch Paible.

Barra: A Barred Warbler was at Nask whilst a Wood Warbler and Common Rosefinch were at Creachan.

Insects: 16 Grey Pine Carpet, 1 Red-green Carpet, 1 Brimstone Moth and 2 Red-line Quaker were caught at Loch Eynort last nitgh. In South Glendale 4 Brindled Ochre, 3 Angle Shades, 27 Small Wainscot and a Red-line Quaker were trapped. A Large Wainscot, an Angle Shades and 2 Red-line Quakers were caught in Carinish.

Marine Sightings: A Fin Whale and a Humpback Whale were seen from the Ullapool - Stornoway ferry; to the south of Tiumpa Head.

Great White Egret, North Uist Red-greeen Carpet, Outer Hebrides moths Great White Egret (Steve Duffield); Red-greeen Carpet (John Kemp)

 

28th September:

Lewis: 128 Sooty Shearwaters flew past the Butt in 2 hours this morning. A Leach's Petrel and 621 Sooty Shearwaters were seen from the ferry between Ullapool and Stornoway.

St. Kilda: The Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll and juvenile American Golden Plover are still on Hirta.

North Uist: A Lapland Bunting was at Aird an Runair, Balranald today.

Barra: A Common Rosefinch was at Creachan this afternoon. A Swainson's Thrush was trapped and ringed at Creachan this evening. A Lesser Whitethroat was also in Northbay.

 

27th September:

Lewis: 2 Great Shearwaters and 3,311 Sooty Shearwaters flew past the Butt this morning. A white-phase Gyr Falcon is at Loch Ordais; no the headland to the west of the cemetery. A Lapland Bunting was at the Butt.

St. Kilda: A Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll was on Hirta.

North Uist: 2 Sooty Shearwaters flew south-west past Griminish Point in an hour this morning.

Barra: The Wood Warbler is still at Creachan.

 

26th September:

Lewis: 3 Great Shearwaters and 1611 Sooty Shearwaters flew past the Butt between 07:30 - 11:30 today. A Little Stint was at Crowlista. The drake Ring-necked Duck was on Loch Stiapabhat.

St. Kilda: A juvenile American Golden Plover, Pectoral Sandpiper, 3 Lapland Buntings and 3 Snow Buntings were in Hirta.

North Uist: A Barnacle Goose flew south over Baleshare.

South Uist: A 1st winter Mediterranean Gull flew over the South Ford from Hebridean Jewellery.

Barra: The 1st winter Red-backed Shrike is still at Cleat.

Hen Harrier, Outer Hebrides Hen Harrier (Steve Duffield)

 

25th September:

Lewis: A Great Shearwater, a Sabine's Gull, a Pomarine Skua and 500 Sooty Shearwaters were reported from the Stornoway - Ullapool ferry this morning.

South Uist: A Semiplamated Sandpiper was off Hebridean Jewellery this morning; a Curlew Sandpiper was also present. The Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper and a Curlew Sandpiper were at Peninerine. A 1st winter Mediterranean Gull at Loch Bornish. A Curlew Sandpiper was seen at Ardvule. A Cory's Shearwater and a single Sooty Shearwater flew south past Ardvule this evening.

 

24th September:

Lewis: 150 Sooty Shearwaters flew north-west past the Butt in 90 minutes this morning. A Little Stint was on the beach at Shawbost and a female Scaup was on Loch Shawbost. A drake Ring-necked Duck is at Loch Stiapabhat. A Long-tailed Skua, a Pomarine Skua and 70 Sooty Shearwaters were seen from the ferry Ullapool - Stornoway.

St. Kilda: A Melodious Warbler and Pectoral Sandpiper are still on Hirta.

North Uist: A Buff-breasted Sandpiper flew north over Loch Paible; a Curlew Sandpiper was also there.

South Uist: The Buff-breasted Sandpiper and Pectoral Sandpiper are still on the shore at Peninerine.

Barra: The Red-backed Shrike is still at Cleat and the Wood Warbler is still at Creachan.

 

23rd September:

Lewis: A Balearic Shearwater, 507 Sooty Shearwaters and a Grey Phalarope flew past Labost in a 4 hour watch this morning.

St. Kilda: A Melodious Warbler, Pectoral Sandpiper, 6 Lapland Buntings. a Snow Bunting, a Whinchat and a Blackap were on Hirta today.

North Uist: 2 Ruff were on Berneray. A Leach's Petrel was seen from the Lochmaddy - Uig ferry.

South Uist: A Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper and 2 Curlew Sandpipers were on the beach at Peninerine; also a 1st winter Mediterranean Gull this evening. 139 Pale-bellied Brent, 94 Gannets and 6 Great Northern Divers flew south at Ardvule this morning. 268 Black-tailed Godwits were at Bornish / Ardvule. The Turtle Dove is still at Ardivachar. A 1st winter Mediterranean Gull was in the north bay at Ardvule this evening.

Barra: The Red-backed Shrike is still at Cleat.

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Outer Hebrides Buff-breasted Sandpiper, South Uist Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Steve Duffield)

 

22nd September:

North Uist: A Lesser Whitethroat was at Langass Lodge. 5 Curlew Sandpipers were at Ahmore this morning. A 1st winter Mediterranean Gull was at Hougharry beach; 40 Black-tailed Godwits were at Loch na Reivil. A juvenile / 1st winter Mediterranean Gull was in fields at Balranald. A Curlew Sandpiper was at Loch Paible. 3 Ruff were on Baleshare.

South Uist: A Yellow-browed Warbler was at Eochar this morning before flying east. The Turtle Dove was still at Ardivachar. Around 40 Black-tailed Godwits were at Ardkenneth this morning. 3 Curlew Sandpipers were at Hebridean Jewellery this evening. 2 Little Stints were in the south-west corner of Loch Bee. 282 Black-tailed Godwits were at Ardvule / Bornish.

Barra: A 1st winter Red-backed Shrike was at Cleat (for its third day). A Wood Warbler was at Creachan.

Marine Sightings: A Fin Whale was seen to the south of Tiumpan Head this morning and a pod of Risso's Dolphins were off there this evening.

Mediterranean Gull, North Uist Mediterranean Gull, Balranald Mediterranean Gulls (Steve Duffield)

 

21st September:

North Uist: A Spotted Redshank and 5 Curlew Sandpipers were at Ahmore. A 1st winter Mediterranean Gull was on the shore at Hougharry.

South Uist: 2 juvenile Little Stints and a juvenile Curlew Sandpiper were in the south-west corner of Loch Bee. 232 Black-tailed Godwits were at Ardvule / Bornish.

Barra: The Redstart was at Brevig and a Long-tailed Skua flew south off-shore there.

Mediterranean Gull, Outer Hebrides BIrds Mediterranean Gull, Outer Hebrides Mediterranean Gull (Paul Baxter)

 

20th September:

Lewis: A Buff-breasted Sandpiper was at Loch Ordais. A Sooty Shearwater was seen from the Ullapool - Stornoway ferry.

North Uist: A Curlew Sandpiper was at Loch Paible.

South Uist: 3 Curlew Sandpipers were in the south-west corner of Loch Bee along with a Ruff. A Turtle Dove was seen on the track out to Ardvule.

Marine Sightings: A Risso's Dolphin was seen from the Ullapool - Stornoway ferry.

 

19th September:

Lewis: 210 Sooty Shearwaters flew north-east past Labost during the first hour of light this morning.

North Uist: A juvenile Curlew Sandpiper was at Grenitote.

South Uist: The Turtle Dove was still at Ardivachar.

Insects: 278 moths / 26 species were caught in South Glendale last night including 6 Angle Shades, 1 Setaceous Hebrew Character, 5 Red-line Quaker, 52 Small Wainscot, 1 Large Wainscot, 5 Lunar Underwing, 1 Dark Sword-grass, 1 Oblique Carpet, 2 Epinotia caprana and 4 Eudonia angustea.

Large Wainscot, Outer Hebrides moths Lunar Undwerwing, Outer Hebrides moths Large Wainscot and Lunar Underwing (John Kemp)

 

18th September:

Lewis: A Snow Bunting was seen at Tong. A juvenile Pomarine Skua, 55 Sooty Shearwaters and 17 Storm Petrels were seen from the Stonorway - Ullapool ferry this evening.

St. Kilda: A Spotted Sandpiper was seen on Hirta; also 3 Lapland Buntings there.

North Uist: A Curlew Sandpiper was at Grenitote.

South Uist: A Turtle Dove was seen at Aridvachar, 2 Curlew Sandpipers were in the north-west corner of Loch Bee (from Ardkenneth). A Great Crested Grebe was off Balgarva.

Barra: A Barred Warbler was seen briefly at Cuithir and a male Redstart at Brevig.

Marine Sightings: A Minke Whale 5 Risso's Dolphins and 60 Common Dolphins were seen from the ferry between Stornoway and Ullapool this evening.

Turtle Dove, Outer Hebrides Turtle Dove (Steve Duffield)

 

17th September:

Lewis: 8 Sooty Shearwaters were seen off the Butt in a 2 hour watch this morning. A Curlew Sandpiper was at Loch Ordais. A Snow Bunting was seen at Port of Ness. 2 Great Shearwaters and 3 - 400 Sooty Shearwaters were seen feeding off Bragar; also 300 Pink-footed Geese flew over in 4 skiens. A Pomarine Skua and 1,000 Sooty Shearwaters were seen from the Stonorway - Ullapool ferry in the evening.

North Uist: A juvenile American Golden Plover was at Loch Paible this morning before relocating to Aird an Runair, Balranald. A juveile Curlew Sandpiper was at Loch Paible and 2 were at Balranald. 2 female / immature Pintail were at Loch a' Roe, Balranald and 250 Pink-footed Geese flew south off-shore there. A Pintail and 50 Black-tailed Godwits were at Loch na Reivil, Hougharry. An immature Glaucous Gull was on Baleshare.

South Uist: A Lapland Bunting and a Ruff were on Bornish machair. A Spotted Redshank was seen in the south-west corner of Loch Bee.

juvenile American Golden Plover, Outer Hebrides American Golden Plover American Golden Plover (Bob McMillan); American Golden Plover (Steve Duffield)

 

16th September:

Lewis: 2 Leach's Petrels and 8 Sooty Shearwaters were seen from the Ullapool - Stornoway ferry. A Curlew Sandpiper was at Loch Ordais. 230 Pink-footed Geese were seen heading south-east over Eisken Lodge this morning. The drake Ring-necked Duck is still at Loch Stiapabhat.

North Uist: A Curlew Sandpiper was seen at Aird an Runair, Balranald. A Curlew Sandpiper was also at Traigh Udal. Lots of Pink-footed Geese were passing over today including 500+ in several flocks over Berneray (heading south-eastwards) and several flocks were heard over Sollas. 36 Sooty Shearwaters, 6 Storm Petrels and a Long-tailed Skua were seen from the Uig - Lochmaddy ferry today. 4 Pintail were at Balranald and 30 Black-tailed Godwits were nearby.

Benbecula: 60 Pink-footed Geese were resting off Creagorry.

South Uist: 2 Curlew Sandpipers were at the north-west corner of Loch Bee from Ard Kenneth. A Little Stint was at Ardvule.15 Black-tailed Godwits were at Drimsdale. A female / immature Pintail was at Ardivachar.

Barra: The Arctic Warbler was still at Eoligarry by the church although elusive.

Curlew Sandpiper Curlew Sandpiper (Bob McMillan)

 

15th September:

Lewis: 110 Pink-footed Geese flew in off the sea and headed south-east over South Galson. 100 Pink-footed Geese flew south over Point this afternoon.

North Uist: 120 Pink-footed Geese flew south over Carinish this evening.

South Uist: Ca. 200 Black-tailed Godwits and 2 Ruff were on Bornish machair. 150 Pink-footed Geese flew south-east over Loch Eynort early afternoon.

Barra: The Yellow-browed Warbler at Eoligarry yesterday has been re-identified as an Arctic Warbler which was heard calling and singing today.

Black-tailed Godwits, Bornish Black-tailed Godwits (Steve Duffield)

 

14th September:

Lewis: The Ring-necked Duck was at Loch Stiapabhat still this morning. A Pomarine Skua and 9 Sooty Shearwaters were seen from the Ullapool - Stornoway ferry this morning. 25 Sooty Shearwaters flew west past the Butt in an hour watch this afternoon. A juvenile Curlew Sandpiper was at Loch Ordais. 100 Sooty Shearwaters flew past Skigersta in a 3 hour watch.

Harris: 160 Common Scoters were in the Sound of Taransay.

North Uist: The Pectoral Sandpiper was seen on the pool at the southern end of Loch Paible today; 376 Pink-footed Geese flew south over there this evening. 4 Curlew Sandpipers were at Aird an Runair. A Pied Flycatcher was in Lochmaddy.

Barra: A Yellow-browed Warbler was seen by the church at Eoligarry.

Marine Sightings: A Minke Whale and several Common Dolphins were seen from the Ullapool - Stornoway ferry this morning.

Insects: A Convolvulus Hawk-moth and an Acleris laterana were trapped in South Glendale last night.

juvenile Knot Knot (Steve Duffield)

 

13th September:

Lewis: A Curlew Sandpiper and Little Stint were at Loch Ordais. A drake Ring-necked Duck was at Loch Stiapabhat.

North Uist: 2 juvenile Curlew Sandpipers and a juvenile Little Stint were at Aird an Runair this morning. A Pectoral Sandpiper was seen at Loch Paible. A Pectoral Sandpiper was seen on Baleshare this morning. 78 Pink-footed Geese flew south over Kirkibost this evening.

South Uist: 100+ Black-tailed Godwits were on Drimsdale machair; also 90 Pink-footed Geese heading south off-shore there this afternoon. 8 Curlew Sandpipers and 2 Ruff were at Ardivachar.

Little Stint, Outer Hebrides birds Curlew Sandpiper, Outer Hebrides Pectoral Sandpiper
Little Stint and Curlew Sandpiper (Steve Duffield); Pectoral Sandpiper (Martin Benson)

 

12th September:

Lewis: A Little Stint and Curlew Sandpiper were at Loch Ordais.

North Uist: 86 Sooty Shearwaters flew past Griminish Point in a 3 hour watch this morning; also 2 Arctic Skuas, a Bonxie, 2 Arctic Terns, 3 Common Scoter, 4 Tufted Duck, 3 Teal, 29 Wigeon and 22 Pintail between 09:45 - 12:45. A Pied Flycatcher is in Carinish. 2 Ruff were by Loch Sandary.

Benbecula: A Curlew Sandpiper was in Stinky Bay.

South Uist: 11 Curlew Sandpipers and 4 Little Stints were at Ardivachar this evening; as well as 2 Ruff. 60 Black-tailed Godwits and 2 Ruff were at Stilligarry. 5 Curlew Sandpipers, 2 Little Stints, 6 Ruff and 80 Black-tailed Godwits were at Ardvule. A Turtle Dove was at Askenrish late in the evening.

Ruff Ruff (Martin Benson)

 

11th September:

Lewis: 118 Sooty Shearwaters heading north past South Galson in an hour this morning. 4 Curlew Sandpipers were on the beach at Barvas. 2 - 300 Sooty Shearwaters were off the Butt and 4 Swifts were around the lighthouse.

St. Kilda: A Yellow Wagtail was new in on Hirta today.

North Uist: A Curlew Sandpiper and Little Stint were seen at Loch Paible today. 3 Ruff were by Loch Sandary. A Curlew Sandpiper was seen at Loch Borve, Berneray. A Pied Flycatcher was seen in Carinish.

Benbecula: 8 Curlew Sandpipers and a Brent Goose were in Stinky Bay.

South Uist: 9 Curlew Sandpipers, 2 Little Stints and 2 juvenile Pectoral Sandpipers were at Ardivachar. 3 Curlew Sandpipers and a little Stint were at Ardvule this evening whilst 150 Black-tailed Godwits were also in the area.

Barra: A Turtle Dove was at Glenn this evening.

Marine Sightings: 3 Humpback Whales and a Fin Whale were off Tiumpan Head this morning.

2 Pectoral Sandpipers, South Uist Pectoral Sandpiper, Ardivachar Curlew Sandpiper Wheatear
Pectoral Sandpipers (Steve Duffield); Curlew Sandpiper and Wheatear (Martin Benson)

 

10th September:

Lewis: The Little Stint is still at Loch Ordais. 100+ Sooty Shearwaters, 20 Storm Petrels and a Pomarine Skua were seen from the Ullapool - Stornoway ferry today. A Long-tailed Skua was seen on the return leg.

North Uist: 2 Little Stints and a Curlew Sandpiper were seen at Aird an Runair. A juvenile Osprey was at Loch Hosta this morning; having arrived there last night.

South Uist: A Little Stint and 4 Curlew Sandpipers were at Ardvule. 12 Curlew Sandpipers were at Ardivachar.

Marine Sightings: 8 Risso's Dolphins were seen from the ferry bewteen Uig and Tarbet (closer to Tarbet). Numerous Common Dolphins and a few Minke Whales were seen from the Ullapool - Stornoway ferry as well as a probable Humpback Whale. 4 Humpback Whales, a Fin Whale and numerous Minke Whales were seen from Tiumpan Head this morning.

Osprey Little Stint Risso's Dolphins Common Dolphins
Osprey (Neil George); Little Stint and Risso's Dolphins (Bob McMilan); Common Dolphins (Steve Duffield)

 

9th September:

St. Kilda: The Spotted Redshank is still on Hirta; also 2 Pied Flycatchers also there.

Benbecula: 6 Curlew Sandpipers in Stinky Bay (including the colour-ringed individual).

South Uist: 6 Curlew Sandpipers and a Little Stint were at Ardvule again today. A Spotted Redshank was with 140 Black-tailed Godwits on the west side of Loch Bee this evening. 16 Curlew Sandpipers and 3 Little Stints were at Ardivachar.

Barra: An Arctic Warbler was seen at Creachan this afternoon.

Marine Sightings: 7 Risso's Dolphins amd 2 Fin Whales were seen off Tiumpan Head today.

 

8th September:

Lewis: A Little Stint was at Loch Ordais. 8 Sooty Shearwaters were feeding off Tiumpan Head this afternoon. Ca. 40 Black-tailed Godwits were at Loch Branahuie. A Pink-footed Goose was at Sandwick. 2 Great Shearwaters, 200 Sooty Shearwaters, a Long-tailed Skua, Pomarine Skua, 2 Storm Petrels and a Grey Phalarope were seen from the Ullapool - Stornoway ferry.

St. Kilda: A Yellow-browed Warbler was seen on Hirta along with a Grasshopper Warbler, Sedge Warbler and juvenile Spotted Redshank.

North Uist: 2 Curlew Sandpipers were at Loch Paible. 4 Ruff were by Loch Sandary.

South Uist: A Turtle Dove was in Askernish this morning. 7 Curlew Sandpipers and a Little Stint were at Ardvule.

Marine Sightings: 3 Fin Whales, a Minke Whale and 50+ Common Dolphins were seen from the Ullapool - Stornoway ferry today. A Humpback Whale was seen from the ferry from Ullapool in the evening.

Insects: 278 moths were trapped in South Glendale last night which included 5 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, 5 Northern Deep-brown Darts, 1 Lunar Underwing and 27 Gold Spots. On Eriskay a plume moth Gillmeria pallidactyla was netted in early evening.

Humpback Whale, Minch Sooty Shearwaters, Minch Lunar Underwing, Outer Hebrides Moths Setaceous Hebrew Character, Outer Hebries Moths
Humpback Whale and Sooty Shearwaters (Andy Williams); Lunar Underwing and Setaceous Hebrew Character (John Kemp)

 

7th September:

Lewis: 6 Great Shearwaters and 100 Sooty Shearwaters were seen on the crossing between Stornoway and Ullapool this afternoon; also a Leach's Petrel and a Pomarine Skua. 25 Black-tailed Godwits were by Loch Branahuie.

St. Kilda: A Spotted Redshank and Pied Flycather were on Hirta.

Benbecula: 7 Curlew Sandpipers (including a colour-ringed bird) were in Stinky Bay this morning.

South Uist: 12 Curlew Sandpipers and 2 Little Stints were at Ardvule. Over 100 Black-tailed Godwits were on the machair at Drimsdale.

Marine Sightings: A Fin Whale and 5 Minke Whales were seen from the Stornoway to Ullapool ferry.

Curlew Sandpiper, Stinky Bay Curlew Sandpiper (Steve Duffield)

 

6th September:

Lewis: A Swift was at South Galson this morning. 10 Great Shearwaters, a Balearic Shearwater and 49 Sooty Shearwaters were seen from the Ullapool to Stornoway ferry this afternoon. 5 Great Shearwaters and 80 Sooty Shearwaters were seen on the same route in the morning.

North Uist: An Osprey was seen heading south-west of Loch Sandary.

Benbecula: 3 Curlew Sandpipers were in Stinky Bay today. 3 Ruff were at Torlum.

South Uist: 5 Curlew Sandpipers were at Ardvule this morning rising to 10 this evening. A Swift was just south of Ardivachar this morning. A Pink-footed Goose was at Boisdale. Around 100 Black-tailed Godwits were on Drimsdale machair.

Barra: A Curlew Sandpiper was at Traigh Mhor. 2 Swifts were seen at Brevig.

Balearic Shearwater, Outer Hebrides Great Shearwater, Outer Hebrides Great Shearwaters_outer_hebrides Great Shearwater, Lewis
Balearic Shearwater with Sooty Shearwater; Great Shearwaters (Andy Williams)

 

5th September:

Lewis: 7 Great Shearwaters were seen from the Ullapool - Stornoway ferry this morning along with 2 Sooty Shearwaters. 2 Great Shearwaters were seen from the same ferry in the afternoon.

North Uist: A female / immature Pintail was at Loch Scolpaig.

South Uist: 2 Curlew Sandpipers and a Ruff were at Ardvule. 3 Curlew Sandpipers were in the north channel of Loch Bee. 2 Ruff were at the south-west corner of Loch Bee.

Barra: A Curlew Sandpiper was at Traigh Mhor today.

Marine Sightings: 3 Humpbck Whales were seen off Tiumpan Head this morning.

 

4th September:

St. Kilda: A Buff-breasted Sandpiper was seen on Hirta today.

North Uist: 2 Ruff and 23 Black-tailed Godwits were at Loch Sandary. 18 Black-tailed Godwits were at Loch Paible.

South Uist: A 1st winter Mediterranean Gull, 2 Curlew Sandpipers, 2 Ruff and 80 Black-tailed Godwits were at Ardvule. 22 Sooty Shearwaters and 23 Storm Petrels were seen from the Lochboisdale - Mallaig ferry this morning.

Barra: 3 Great Shearwaters, a Long-tailed Skua and 3 Pomarine Skuas flew south past Brevig this evening.

Marine Sightings: 2 Minke Whales and a few pods of Common Dolphins were seen from the ferry to Mallaig. White-beaked and Common Dolphins were seen off Tiumpan Head as well as 5 or 6 large whales with most thought to be Humpback although Fin Whale was also present.

 

3rd September:

Lewis: 10 Sooty Shearwaters flew past the Butt.

North Uist: A Great Shearwater was seen from the ferry between Uig and Lochmaddy.

Benbecula: A 1st winter Mediterranean Gull was at Borve machair.

South Uist: A Curlew Sandpiper was at Stoneybridge. 2 Curlew Sandpipers, 3 Ruff and 120 Black-tailed Godwits were at Ardvule. 90 Sooty Shearwaters were seen from the ferry between Mallaig and Lochboisdale whilst 2 Great Shearwaters and 10 Sooty Shearwaters were seen on the return leg.

Marine Sightings: 3 probable Humpback Whales were seen from Tiumpan Head this morning.

Great Skua 1st winter Mediterranean Gull, Outer Hebrides Curlew Sandpiper Great Shearwater, Outer Hebrides Great Shearwater
Great Skua and Mediterranean Gull (Steve Duffield); Curlew Sandpiper and Great Shearwater (Alan Kennedy)

 

2nd September:

Lewis: A Curlew Sandpiper was on the shore at Barvas.

St. Kilda: A Reed Warbler was on Hirta.

North Uist: The 1st winter Wilson's Phalarope was seen at Loch Paible again this morning. 2 Ruff were at Knockintorran this evnening.

South Uist: 3 Whimbrel were at Sroneybridge. 78 Black-tailed Godwits were on Kildonan machair this afternoon.6 Black-tailed Godwits and 3 Ruff were at Ormiclate.

Barra: 6 Sooty Shearwaters flew south past Brevig late afternoon.

Sparrowhawk, Outer Hebirdes Sparrowhawk (Alan Kennedy)

 

1st September:

North Uist: A juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, Ruff, 40 Black-tailed Godwits and a Pink-footed Goose were at Loch Paible this morning. A 2nd cal yr Glaucous Gull was on Loch Sandary early afternoon.

South Uist: 14 Black-tailed Godwits were on the Howmore River this morning. 36 Black-tailed Godwits and 2 Ruff were on Ormiclate machair.

Barra: A Golden Oriole was seen at Glenn this morning although elusive.

Marine Sightings: At least 28 Risso's Dolphins, in two pods were seen off Tiumpan Head as well as 2 very distant large whales.

Ruff White-tailed Eagle White-tailed Eagle Ruff and White-tailed Eagle (Alan Kennedy)