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Latest Outer Hebrides Bird and Wildlife Sightings 2020

January  Archive

26th February:

Lewis: A juvenile Glaucous Gull was seen at Marybank, Stornoway. A Cackling Goose was at Loch Stiapabhat with Barnacle Geese.

Barra: 2 Glaucous Gulls were at Allasdale today.

Golden Eagle Golden Eagle (John Kemp)

 

25th February:

North Uist: 30 Snow Buntings were at Malaclate this morning; also a pale-bellied Brent Goose amongst the Barnacle Geese there. A juvenile Iceland Gull was seen at Balranald.

South Uist: The drake Green-winged Teal was seen at the north end of Loch Bee today.

 

24th February:

North Uist: The Snow Goose was seen at Knockintorran today.

Barra: A Little Auk was seen near the airport.

 

23rd February:

Lewis: An adult Iceland Gull and an adult Glaucous Gull were at Tiumpan Head this morning.

North Uist: 80+ Snow Buntings and a juvenile Glaucous Gull were on Baleshare this morning.

 

22nd February:

North Uist: 4 immature Glaucous Gulls and 30+ Snow Buntings were on Baleshare.

Barra: 3 juvenile Glaucous Gulls were around Borve / Allasdale today. The Ring-necked Duck was still at Loch Tangasdale.

 

21st February:

North Uist: 2 Glaucous Gulls and 3 Snow Buntings were on Baleshare this morning.

 

20th February:

South Uist: A juvenile Glaucous Gull was at Ardivachar.

Barra: A White-billed Diver was off Eoligarry. The drake Green-winged Teal was at Ardmhor. The Ring-necked Duck is still at Tangasdale and the juvenile Glaucous Gull was at Borve Point.

 

19th February:

North Uist: The pair of Cackling Geese were at Balranald, just east of the beach with Barnacle Geese and the juvenile Glaucous Gull was on the shore.

 

18th February:

Lewis: 2 adult Iceland Gulls were seen at Tiumpan Head.

North Uist: 5 juvenile Glaucous Gulls, a juvenile Iceland Gull and 30 Snow Buntings were on Baleshare this morning.

juvenile Glaucous Gull, Baleshare juvenile Glaucous Gull, North Uist Iceland Gull Glaucous Gulls and Iceland Gull (Steve Duffield)

 

17th February:

Barra: The Ring-necked Duck is still on Loch Tangasdale. A juvenile Glaucous Gull and an immature Iceland Gull were at Borve.

 

16th February:

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

Barra: The juvenile Glaucous Gull was at Borve Point.

 

15th February:

Barra: The juvenile Glaucous Gull was seen at Borve.

 

14th February:

Lewis: A probable Todd's Canada Goose was reported with Barnacle Geese at the north end of Loch Stiapabhat.

North Uist: 2 juvenile Glaucous Gulls were on Baleshare today. A Jack Snipe was in Carinish this afternoon.

Barra: A juvenile Glaucous Gull was at Borve Point this afternoon.

juvenile Glaucous Gull, Outer Hebrides Glaucous Gull, Outer Hebrides Glaucous Gull (Steve Duffield)

 

13th February:

Lewis: 2 juvenile Glaucous Gulls were at the Butt.

North Uist: 4 Iceland Gulls (2 juveniles, a 2nd winter and an adult) and 6 Glaucous Gulls (5 juveniles and a 2nd winter) were at Rubh' Arnal / Balemore today. The Coot is still at Loch Sandary. The pair of Cackling Geese were at Balranald. 12 Snow Buntings were on Baleshare.

South Uist: 82 Goldfinch and 2 Pink-footed Geese were on the machair at Boisdale.

 

12th February:

North Uist: A 'blue' Fulmar was seen from Uig - Lochmaddy ferry this morning.

Marine Sightings: 10 - 20 Common Dolphins were seen off Waternish Point from the Uig - Lochmaddy ferry this morning.

Redwing, Outer Hebrides White-tailed Eagle Redwing and White-tailed Eagle (John Kemp)

 

11th February:

Lewis: A juvenile Glaucous Gull was in Stornoway Harbour.

North Uist: 3 juvenile Glaucous Gulls and 15 Snow Buntings were on Balehsare.

Barra: A Great Tit was at Ardveenish.

 

10th February:

North Uist: A Glaucous Gull, Iceland Gull and drake Pintail were at Balranald.

South Uist: A juvenile Iceland Gull and Glaucous Gull were at Milton. 12 Greenland White-fronted Geese were at Loch Hallan.

Barra: The Ring-necked Duck was at Loch Tangasdale. The Green-winged Teal was at Ardmhor.

 

9th February:

South Uist: The Little Egret was at the north end of Loch Bee this morning near the Ardnamonie turning.

 

8th February:

Lewis: A juvenile Iceland Gull was at Tiumpan Head and another was reported from Marybank, Stornoway.

South Uist: A Little Egret was feeding by the road, north of Loch Bee this morning.

 

6th February:

Lewis: 2 Iceland Gulls (an adult and a 2nd winter) were at Tiumpan Head today.

 

5th February:

North Uist: A Glaucous Gull and 20 Brent Geese were on Baleshare. 2 Iceland Gulls and a Glaucous Gull were at Rubh' Arnal.

Benbecula: A drake Green-winged Teal and a Scaup were on Coot Loch.

South Uist: 2 immature Glaucous Gulls were at Askernish. A juvenile Iceland Gull and Glaucous Gull were at Kildonan.

 

4th February:

North Uist: 14 Fieldfares were seen at Langass Wood today.

 

3rd February:

North Uist: At least 4 Glaucous Gulls (an adult and 3 juveniles) were on Baleshare this afternoon.

South Uist: The drake Green-winged Teal and Little Egret were at the north end of Loch Bee.

Green-winged Teal, South Uist juvenile Glaucous Gull, Outer Hebrides Glaucous Gull, Baleshare Green-winged Teal (Joe Newman); Glaucous Gull (Steve Duffield)

 

2nd February:

Benbecula: The Little Egret was at Coot Loch again today.

 

1st February:

Lewis: An adult Iceland Gull was at Loch Airigh na Lic, near Stornoway this morning. 70 Pink-footed Geese were reported from Loch Ordais today.

North Uist: A juvenile Glaucous Gull went to roost on the North Ford off Carinish this evening. 6 Glaucous Gulls were on Baleshare.

Benbecula: A Little Egret and drake Pintail were on Coot Loch this morning.

Barra: The Ring-necked Duck was at Loch Tangasdale. 2 Tree Sparrows were at Brevig and 12 Snow Buntings were at Eoligarry.