Recent Sightings

Bird and other Natural History Sightings in the Outer Hebrides.

Please note that the sightings below do not reflect the variety of species you can see in a normal day out birding or wildlife watchinthg. These reports concentrate on more unusual species or significant counts or movements.

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2nd March:

South Uist: 6 Brent Geese were in Loch Carnan today, opposite the fish hatchery.

1st March:

Lewis: 4 Glaucous Gull and 6 Iceland Gulls between Loch Stiapabhat and the Butt today.

North Uist: The 1st winter Ring-billed Gull was by Loch na Reivil this morning. The American Coot was on Loch nam Feithean. 2 juveniles and an adult Iceland Gull were at Balranald today. The drake Green-winged Teal and a Pintail were on Loch Sandary. At least 1 drake Pintail and a juvenile Iceland Gull were on Baleshare.

Benbecula: A juvenile Iceland Gull was in Balivanich this morning.

South Uist: 6 Iceland Gulls (an adult, 2nd winter and 4 juveniles) and a 2nd winter Glaucous Gull were at Smerclate today.

Ring-billed Gull and Merlin (Steve Duffield)