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11th July:

South Uist: An adult Baird's Sandpiper was at Ardivachar today.

adult Baird's Sandpiper, Outer Hebrides Baird's Sandpiper, South Uist, Outer Hebrides Baird's Sandpiper (Steve Duffield)

 

10th July:

Insects: 376 moths of 40 species were trapped in South Glendale including 258 True Lovers Knots; another Dark Spectacle as well as 5 Spectacle, a Dark Brocade, Scotch Annulet and 2 Triple-spotted Clay.

Triple-spotted Clay, Outer Hebrides moths Triple-spotted Clay (John Kemp)

 

9th July:

Benbecula: 9 Black-tailed Godwits were at Loch Mor.

Insects: A Gothic was trapped on Eriskay last night.

Aethes piercei Gothic Aethes piercei and Gothic (John Kemp)

 

8th July:

Insects: 62 moths of 17 species were trapped at North Loch Eynort last night and included 6 Brimstone Moths, 1 Northern Spinach, 14 Poplar Hawk-moths, 2 Common Lutestring, 1 Small Fan-footed Wave, 1 Purple Clay, 1 Coxcomb Prominent.

Coxcomb Prominent, Outer Hebrides Moths Northern Spinach, Outer Hebrides moths Coxcomb Prominet and Northern Spinach (John Kemp)

 

7th July:

North Uist: 7 Storm Petrels were seen from the ferry between Skye and North Uist.

Marine Sightings: 3 Risso's Dolphins, 400 Common Dolphins and a Minke Whale were seen from the ferry between Lochmaddy and Uig today.

Insects: 124 moths / 28 species were trapped in South Glendale last night including a Double Dart and 2 Dark Spectacles.

Dark Spectacle Outer Hebrides moths Double Dart, Outer Hebrides moths Dark Spectacle and Double Dart (John Kemp)

 

5th July:

1st summer Arctic Tern, Outer Hebrides birds Arctic Tern (John Kemp)

Marine Sightings: 5 Minke Whales were off Tiumpan Head this morning. 3 Humpback Whales were seen from the Ullapool to Stronoway ferry today.

 

4th July:

Lewis: 5 Black-tailed Godwits dropped in on Fivepenny machair today.

 

2nd July:

South Uist: An Avocet was at the south-west corner of Loch Bee this morning.