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 September:

North Uist: The Barred Warbler is still in Grenitote. 12 Black-tailed Godwits were on Loch Paible this morning.

South Uist: The juvenile Citrine Wagtail is still at the mouth of the Howmore River. Sea-watching from Ardvule produced a southerly movement of 581 Gannets, 126 Manx Shearwaters, a Sooty Shearwater, 9 Common Scoters and 2 Great Skuas. Also 4 Curlew Sandpipers in the south bay.

1st September:

Lewis: A juvenile Marsh Harrier was reported over Loch Stiapabhat around mid-day today. 8 Black-tailed Godwits were on Eoropie machair and a Ruff was at the Butt.

North Uist: A Barred Warbler was at Grenitote today (and apparently present yesterday). 3 juvenile Curlew Sandpipers and a juvenile Black-tailed Godwit were at Loch Paible; with 12 Black-tailed Godwits present in the evening. A juvenile Curlew Sandpiper was at Aird an Runair this evening. 3 Ruff were on Berneray.

South Uist: The juvenile Citrine Wagtail is still at the mouth of the Howmore River and a juvenile Curlew Sandpiper was also present. A juvenile Curlew Sandpiper was at Ardvule.

                                                          Citrine Wagtail (John Kemp); Barred Warbler (Steve Duffield)