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31st August:

Lewis: An adult Franklin's Gull was seen at Loch Stiapabhat before it flew to a field on the north side.

Insects: 19 species of moth were trapped in Carinish last night including a Neglected Rustic, Heath Rustic and a Silver Y amongst others.

Neglected Rustic, Outer Hebrides Moths Franklin's Gull Neglected Rustic (Steve Duffield); Franklin's Gull (Tony Marr)

 

30th August:

North Uist: 20 Black-tailed Godwits flew east over Carinish this evening.

South Uist: 18 Black-tailed Godwits were at Balgarva this morning. 17 Black-tailed Godwits were at Ormiclate. 10 Common Scoters were off Stoneybridge. A Pied Flycatcher was seen at Stilligarry. 6 Sooty Shearwaters flew south past Ardvule this morning.

 

29th August:

Lewis: An adult Rose-coloured Starling was seen on the landfill site in Stornoway this morning.

South Uist: Southerly movement at Ardvule this morning included 4 Red-throated Divers, 2 Great Northern Divers, 16 Fulmars, 6 Sooty Shearwaters, 32 Manx Shearwaters, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Tern, 4 Kittiwakes, 1 Black Guillemot and 9 Whimbrel; also a Ruff in the south bay.

Barra: The Mediterranean Gull was at Traigh Mor again today.

 

28th August:

Benbecula: 8 Black-tailed Godwits were at Nunton.

South Uist: 13 Whimbrel were at Aird-mhicheil.

Barra: 4 Whimbrel and a Black-tailed Godwit are at Bagh Beag.

 

27th August:

South Uist: A Whitethroat was in South Glendale. 2 Ruff, 30 Black-tailed Godwits and a Great Skua were at Boisdale.

Ruff and Ringed Plover Whitethroat Ruff with Ringed Plover and Whitethroat (John Kemp)

 

26th August:

Harris: The drake Surf Scoter was in the Sound of Taransay.

North Uist: Small numbers of Black-tailed Gowits are scattered around various sites on the island.

Benbecula: At least 30 Black-tailed Godwits were on the machair near Liniclate today.

Barra: A Sooty Shearwater flew south past Vatersay this afternoon.

immature Golden Eagle Golden Eagle, Outer Hebrides Golden Eagle (Steve Duffield)

 

25th August:

Lewis: 16 Sooty Shearwaters and 301 Manx Shearwaters flew west past the Butt (08:00 - 10:00).

Barra: A 1st winter Mediterranean Gull was at Eoligarry and then Traigh Mor this afternoon; also 7 Black-tailed Godwits were at Traigh Mor. 2 Blackcaps were at Glen.

Otter, Outer Hebrides Otter, South Uist Otter (Steve Duffield)

 

24th August:

Harris: The drake Surf Scoter was seen in the Sound of Taransay today.

South Uist: 7 Black-tailed Godwits were at Howmore. 55 Black-tailed Godwits were between Kilpheder and Orosay.

 

23rd August:

North Uist: A female Pintail and a Black-tailed Godwit were on Baleshare this evening. 3 Sooty Shearwaters flew south at Aird an Runair this morning; also 14 Black-tailed Godwits were at Balranald.

South Uist: A Sooty Shearwaterand 4 Storm Petrels flew south at Ardvule this morning.

Barra: 3 Pomarine Skuas and 4 Sooty Shearwaters flew south past Vatersay this morning.

mouting male Hen Harrier Short-eared Owl, Outer Hebrides Hen Harrier and Short-eared Owl (Steve Duffield)

 

22nd August:

Lewis: A Tree Sparrow and female Blackcap were in Port of Ness today. 5 Black-tailed Godwits and a Ruff were at Loch Stiapabhat.

North Uist: 18 Black-tailed Godwits were by Loch Sandary. A juvenile Ruff and 2nd yr Glaucous Gull were at Balranald; also 3 Sooty Shearwaters were seen off Aird an Runair.

South Uist: An immature Glaucous Gull was at Bornish. 2 Ruff were in the fields at Ormiclate.

Barra: A Pomarine Skua and 4 Sooty Shearwaters flew south off Vatersay; another Sooty Shearwater was seen off Brevig in the evening.

 

21st August:

St. Kilda: The female Snowy Owl is still on Hirta; also a Rose-coloured Starling in the village and a 1st summer Sabine's Gull on a pool above the cargo ramp.

Benbecula: 24 Black-tailed Godwits and 2 Ruff were in the field opposite the Aird turning. 120 Black-tailed Godwits were just south of Nunton. A Barnacle Goose was with Greylags at Coot Loch.

South Uist: 64 Black-tailed Gowits were at Kilpheder and 27 were at Boisdale.

Barra: A Wood Warbler was seen by the football picth in Castlebay this morning.

Insects: 357 moths/28 species were trapped in South Glendale last night which included a Pine Carpet, Acleris effractana, Eudonia angustea and 3 Eudonia truncicolella. At North Loch Eynort 115 moths/26 species were caught including a Barred Red, 4 Heath Rustic, 5 Pink-barred Sallow, 4 Barred Chestnut, 1 Golden-rod Pug, 1 Gracillaria syringella and 3 Acleris rhombana.

Acleris rhombana Barred Chestnut Pine Carpet Acleris rhombana, Barred Chestnut and Pine Carpet (John Kemp)

 

20th August:

North Uist: The juvenile Cuckoo was again in Carinish this morning. 2 female / immature Crossbill were seen at Scotvein, Grimsay this morning.

South Uist: A juvenile Cuckoo and Whitethroat were at North Loch Eynort. An immature Glaucous Gull was at Ardvule. 26 Black-tailed Godwits were at Frobost.

Marine Sightings: 2 Orca, 11 Common Dolphins, 3 Harbour Porpoise and a Basking Shark were seen off Leanish, Barra this morning. 30 Common Dolphins and 2 Basking Sharks were also seen off Bolnabodach, Barra too.

Insects: 34 species of moths were trapped in Carinish last night including 1,168 Ear moth sp. 2 Painted Lady butterflies, a Red Admiral and a Small Tortoiseshell were seen at Carnan today. 9 Chevrons, 10 Flame Carpets, 18 Autumnal Rustic, 16 Rosy Rustic, 1 Crinan Ear, 1 Mouse Moth, 1 Neglected Rustic and micros Agriphila geniculea, 4 Agonopterix kaekeritziana, Epinotia caprana, 10 Cnephasia conspersana, 4 Eana penziana, 1 Acleris effractana, and 1 Acleris aspersana were caught on Eriskay last night.

Agonopterix nervosa Crinan Ear Agonopertix nervosa (Steve Duffield); Crinan Ear (John Kemp)

 

19th August:

Lewis: The adult Rose-coloured Starling is still on Braighe Road, Stornoway and was seen on wires opposite the small car park this morning.

St. Kilda: A female Snowy Owl was on Hirta today.

North Uist: A juvenile Cuckoo was in Carinish this morning. 14 Black-tailed Godwits were at Balranald. 120 Black-tailed Godwits were on Sollas machair. 31 Black-tailed Godwits were at Clachan Sands. A Pintail was on Loch Hougharry. 34 Black-tailed Godwits were on Baleshare.

Barra: The 2nd winter Ring-billed Gull was on the west beach of Vatersay. A Pintail flew north at Brevig; also a juvenile Cuckoo here and another at Northbay.

Insects: A Small Tortoiseshell butterfly was seen at Sollas. 495 moths/17 species were caught on Daliburgh machair last night including 407 Flounced Rustic, 24 Ear Moth agg., 3 Northern Deep-brown Darts, 1 Dotted Rustic, 1 Archer's Dart, 2 Agonopterix kaekeritziana, 1 Depressaria radiella, and8 Cochylis atricapitana. At South Glendale 329 moths/35 species included 215 Ear Moths sp., 2 Dark Marbled Carpet, 4 Arran Carpet, 2 Heath Rustic, 4 Neglected Rustic, 1 Pink-barred Sallow, 1 Striped Twin-spot Carpet, Lobesia littoralis, 2 Eudonia truncicolella, 1 Eana penzianaand an Acleris aspersana.

Flounced Rustic Pink-barred Sallow Polecat-ferret
Flounced Rustic, Pink-barred Sallow (John Kemp); Polecat-ferret (Bob McMillan)

 

18th August:

Lewis: 3 Sooty Shearwaters flew west past the Butt. 30 Black-tailed Godwits were at Loch Stiapabhat.

Ullapool - Stornoway: 11 Sooty Shearwaters and 20 Storm Petrels were seen from the ferry today.

North Uist: A Ruff was at Aird an Runair.

South Uist: 1 Red-throated Diver, 216 Gannets, 20 Fulmars, 4 Sooty Shearwaters, 446 Manx Shearwaters, 7 Storm Petrels, 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Artic Tern juv (plus an adult north), 2 Kittiwakes (plus one north), 5 Bar-tailed Godwits and 1 Purple Sandpiper flew south at Ardvule this morning. 25 Black-tailed Godwits were on the Howmore River. 2 Ruff were on the west side of Loch Bee.

Barra: 26 Sooty Shearwaters, c900 Manx Shearwaters, 2 adult Pomarine Skuas, 5 Great Skuas and a flock of c20 Black-tailed Godwits all going south off Vatersay today. 3 Common Sandpipers were also at Caolas, Vatersay today.

Merlin Otter, South Uist Otter, Outer Hebrides Otter, Outer Hebrides Bar-tailed Godwits By-the-wind Sailor
Merlin and Otter (Steve Duffield); Bar-tailed Godwits (John Kemp); By-the-Wind Sailor (Rachel Smith)

 

17th August:

North Uist: The 2nd winter Bonaparte's Gull is still at Aird an Runair, Balranald this morning.

South Uist: 26 Storm Petrels, 3 Sooty Shearwaters and 192 Manx Shearwaters flew south off Ardvule this morning. 2 Sooty Shearwaters, 4 Storm Petrels, 2 Bonxies and 11 Common Scoters flew south at Ardvule in the evening. 97 Black-tailed Godwits were in the fields at Bornish.

Barra: Around 1200 Manx Shearwaters, 8 Sooty Shearwaters, 10 Common Scoters, 57 Whimbrel and c30 Black-tailed Godwits flew south off the west side of Vatersay.

 

16th August:

Lewis: 2 Swifts were at the Butt.

North Uist: The 2nd cal yr Bonaparte's Gull is still at Aird an Runair, Balranald this morning. 12 Black-tailed Godwits were seen at the south side of Loch Paible.

South Uist: A southerly movement at Ardvule this morning of 345 Gannets, 42 Fulmar, 472 Manx Shearwaters, 6 Sooty Shearwaters, 26 Storm Petrels (22 spent some time at a floating whale carcase), 3 Black Guillemots, 7 Kittiwakes and an Arctic Tern. A Whimbrel and 2 Ruff also present. A Great Tit was reported from Howmore this morning.

Barra: 11 Sooty Shearwaters flew south off the west side of Vatersay in a 2 hour watch; also 7 Whimbrel south there too. 6 Sooty Shearwaters flew south off Tangasdale in the evening.

Bonaparte's Gull, North Uist Bonaparte's Gull, Outer Hebrides petrels on whale carcass
Bonaparte's Gull (Steve Duffield); petrels at whale carcass (John Kemp)

 

15th August:

North Uist: A 2nd cal yr Bonaparte's Gull was at Aird an Runair, Balranald this morning.

South Uist: Southerly passage at Ardvule today included 202 Gannets, 13 Fulmars, 437 Manx Shearwaters, 18 Storm Petrels, 3 Great Skuas and 3 Arctic Terns. Also present were 2 Ruff and a juv Mediterranean Gull.

Barra: 2 Sooty Shearwaters were seen heading south off the west of Vatersay this afternoon.

Bonaparte's Gull, North Uist 2nd cal yr Bonaparte's Gull Bonaparte's Gull juvenile Mediterranean Gull
Bonaparte's Gull (Steve Duffield); Mediterranean Gull (John Kemp)

 

14th August:

South Uist: The Baird's Sandpiper was still at Ardivachar this evening. At least 50 Black-tailed Godwits were at the north end of Loch Bee. Birds south at Ardvule this morning were 1 Great Northern Diver, 241 Gannets, 26 Fulmars, 267 Manx Shearwaters, 82 Storm Petrels, 13 Arctic Terns, 3 Great Skuas, 1 Arctic Skua and 4 Black Guillemots; also 2 juvenile Ruff were on the north side of the headland. 19 Black-tailed Godwits were at Askernish. A Purple Sandpiper was on Orasay.

Insects: 329 moths/39 species were caught in South Glendale last night with most being Ear Moth agg. (212) also included a Dark Marbled Carpet, Minor Shoulder-knot, Dark Sword-grass, 4 Hedge Rustic and micros Pyrausta despicata, Agonopterix kaekeritziana, Eudonia angustea, Eudonia truncicolella and Aspilapteryx tringipennella.

Manx Shearwater Storm Petrel Agonopterix kaekeritziana Dark Sword-grass
Manx Shearwater, Storm Petrel, Agonopterix kaekeritziana and Dark Sword-grass (John Kemp)

 

13th August:

Lewis: The Rose-coloured Starling was still on Braighe Road, Stornoway today.

North Uist: 2 Black-tailed Godwits were on Baleshare.

Benbecula: 2 juvenile Black-tailed Godwits were at Borve.

South Uist: 1 Great Skua, 4 Kittiwakes, 78 Gannets, 39 Manx Shearwaters, 18 Fulmars, 2 Storm Petrels, 1 Black Guillemot and a Whimbrel flew south at Ardvule this morning.

Marine Sightings: White-beaked Dolphins, Common Dolphins and Minke Whale were seen from the Oban - Barra crossing today.

juvenile Kittiwake juvenile Corn Bunting Kittiwake (John Kemp); Corn Bunting (Steve Duffield)

 

12th August:

At sea: 2 Sooty Shearwaters were 40 nautical miles north-west of North Rona.

Harris: An Osprey was seen at Govig before it headed off towards Amhuinnsuidhe Castle.

North Uist: 10 Black-tailed Godwits were at Clachan Farm. A juvenile Cuckoo was seen near Loch Leodasay.

South Uist: The adult Baird's Sandpiper was still at Ardivachar this afternoon; also a juvenile Mediterranean Gull there.

Marine Sightings: 3 Risso's Dolphins were seen at the mouth of Lochmaddy bay this morning. 12 Pilot Whales were seen 40 nautical miles north-west of North Rona today.

Risso's Dolphin breaching adult Baird's Sandpiper, South Uist Mediterrean Gull, South Uist juvenile Mediterranean Gull juvenile Mediterranean Gull, Ardivachar
Risso's Dolphin (Bob McMillan); Baird's Sandpiper and Mediterranean Gull (Steve Duffield)

Pilot Whale and calf Pilot Whale surfing Pilot Whale
Pilot Whales (Andy Williams)

 

11th August:

At sea: 6 Sooty Shearwaters and 22 Aythya ducks (possibly Scaup) were seen 45 nautical miles north-west of Mangersta today.

North Uist: The Snowy Owl was seen at Grenitote this evening.

South Uist: An adult Baird's Sandpiper was at Ardivachar today. 2 Pintail were on Loch Bee.

Barra: 2 juvenile Cuckoos were seen at Brevig.

Insects: 130 moths of 23 species were caught at Carnan last night: including 4 Antler Moths, an Autumnal Rustic, a Burnished Brass, 5 Common Rustic, 7 Dark Arches, 2 Dark-barred Twin spot Carpets, a Dotted Clay,4 Double Lobed, 23 Ear Moth sp, 8 Flame Carpet, 11 Garden Tigers, 9 Gold Spot, a Haworth's Minor, 2 July Highflyer, 9 Large Yellow Underwings, a Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing, 11 Rosy Rustics, a Silver Y, 17 Smoky Wainscot, 4 Straw Dot, 6 Chevron and 2 White Line Dart. Moths at Loch Druidibeg last night included 28 Hedge Rustic, 26 Chevron, 31 Chestnut-coloured Carpet, 122 Ear Moth agg., 2 Haworth's Minor, 2 Neglected Rustic, 1 Scotch Annulet as well as 3 Acleris aspersana and one Aphelia viburnana.

Marine Sightings: 2 Harbour Porpoise were off Balgarva. 7 Fin Whales, 2 Minnke Whales, 5 Pilot Whales, 8 White-beaked Dolphins and 2 Risso's Dolphins were seen 45 nautical miles north-west of Mangersta, Lewis today.

Baird's Sandpiper, Outer Hebrides adult Baird's Sandpiper, Western Isles adult Baird's Sandpiper Sooty Shearwater Outer Hebirdes
Baird's Sandpiper (Steve Duffield); Sooty Shearwater (Andy Williams)

Fin Whale Outer Hebrides Fin Whale Western Isles Risso's Dolphin
Fin Whales and Risso's Dolphin (Andy Williams)

 

10th August:

North Uist: The Snowy Owl was seen again at Grenitote (NF818764) late morning. 16 Black-tailed Godwits were at Loch Sandary.

Insects: Total of 139 moths/22 species were trapped in South Glendale last which included 10 Chevron, 2 Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpets, 8 Hedge Rustic, 18 Small Wainscot and micros Eudonia truncicolella, Acleris effractana and Udea lutealis.

Alceris effractana Eudonia truncicolella Square-spot Rustic Corn Bunting Short-eared Owl
Acleris effractana, Eudonia truncicolella and Square-spot Rustic (John Kemp); Corn Bunting and Short-eared Owl (Steve Duffield)

 

9th August:

Ullapool - Stornoway: 19 Sooty Shearwaters were seen from the ferry to Stornoway today.

South Uist: Southerly movement at Ardvule this morning included 1 Great Northern Diver, 282 Gannets, 19 Fulmars, 5 Sooty Shearwaters, 389 Manx Shearwaters, 8 Storm Petrels, 11 Black Guillemots, 5 Puffins, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua and 6 Kittiwakes.

Barra: The 2nd year Ring-billed Gull is still on Vatersay. A juvenile Cuckoo was at Brevig.

Kestrel Sooty Shearwater, Outer Hebrides Kestrel and Sooty Shearwater (John Kemp)

 

8th August:

At sea: 3 Sooty Shearwaters were seen 45 nautical miles north, north-west of the Butt of Lewis today.

Lewis: The adult Rose-coloured Starling is still at 9 Braighe Road, Stornoway. A Whitethroat was seen at 4 Leurbost.

St. Kilda: The female Snowy Owl was seen on Hirta today.

Uig - Lochmaddy: An adult Long-tailed Skua and 16 Storm Petrels were seen from the ferry this morning.

North Uist: A juvenile Cuckoo was in Carinish this evening.

Benbecula: 80+ Black-tailed Godwits were on the machair at Borve.

Marine Sightings: An adult and a large calf Fin Whale were seen 45 nautical miles north, north-west of the Butt of Lewis today.

Irish Lady's Tresses Puffins and Guillemot Storm Petrel Sooty Shearwater
Irish Lady's Tresses, Puffins with a Guillemot and Storm Petrel (Steve Duffield); Sooty Shearwater (Andy Williams)

Fin Whales Fin Whale blow Fin Whales Fin Whale
Fin Whale and calf (Andy Williams)

 

7th August:

Lewis: 3 Sooty Shearwaters flew west past the Butt at 08:50. The Rose-coloured Starling is still at 9 Braighe Road, Stornoway. An adult Little Stint, 5 Whimbrel and 100 Sanderlings (all adults) were at Loch Ordais.

North Uist: The Snowy Owl was seen on the machair north of Grenitote picnic site again today.

South Uist: 134 Gannets, 19 Fulmar, 396 Manx Shearwaters, 3 Sooty Shearwaters, 5 Storm Petrels, 7 Black Guillemots, 7 Kittiwakes, 3 Common Terns and a Whimbrel flew south at Ardvule this morning.

Barra: The 2nd yr Ring-billed Gull was on Vatersay again today. 5 Sooty Shearwaters were lingering off Brevig.

 

6th August:

At sea: An adult Sabine's Gull and 2 Sooty Shearwaters were seen 50 nautical miles north, north-west of the Butt.

Lewis: A Rose-coloured Starling was at 9 Braighe Road, Stornoway today.

Benbecula: 150+ Black-tailed Godwits were in newly cut fields at Borve today.

South Uist: A southerly movement at Ardvule this morning of 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 189 Gannets, 36 Fulmars, 10 Sooty Shearwaters, 808 Manx Shearwaters, 4 Storm Petrels, 4 Puffins, 7 Black Guillemots, 4 Common Scoter, 44 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank and 3 Kittiwakes. 96 Black-tailed Godwits flew south at Frobost today,

Barra: The 2nd year Ring-billed Gull was on Vatersay again today.

Marine Sightings: A 5 beaked-whales; probably Sowerby's, a Fin Whale and 5 White-sided Dolphins were seen 50 nautical miles, north, north-west of the Butt today.

adult Sabine's Gull Beaked Whale Beaked Whale Outer Hebrides Beaked Whales - Sowerbys
Sabine's Gull and beaked whales - probably Sowerby's (Andy Williams)

 

5th August:

At sea: 4 Sooty Shearwaters were seen around 30 nautical miles north-west of North Rona.

Lewis: A Sooty Shearwater, 69 Manx Shearwaters and a Pomarine Skua flew west past the Butt between 09:15 - 10:15 today. A Rose-coloured Starling was seen at Carishader.

South Uist: 97 Gannets, 8 Fulmars, 86 Manx Shearwaters, Sooty Shearwater, a Storm Petrel, 4 Great Skuas and 3 Kittiwakes flew south at Ardvule this morning.

Barra: A 2nd winter Ring-billed Gull was seen at Traigh Bhialais, Vatersay.

Marine Sightings: A Fin Whale and 8 White-beaked Dolphins were seen 30 nautical miles north-west of North Rona today.

 

4th August:

Lewis: A Sooty Shearwater was seen from the Ullapool to Stornoway ferry. The juvenile Spotted Redshank is still at Loch Stiapabhat.

North Uist: A Pectoral Sandpiper was seen at Loch Bhrusda, Berneray today. The Snowy Owl was seen on the machair north of Grenitote picnic site.

South Uist: A Glaucous Gull was seen at Kidonan.

Insects: Trapping at North Loch Eynort last night produced a Dun-bar, 5 Barred Red, 2 Dark Marbled Carpet, 4 Golden-rod Pugs - second generation, 2 Gracillaria syringella, 12 Blastobasis adustella, 8 Epinotia tenerana and a single Acleris aspersana. 24 Arran Carpet, 2 Chestnut-coloured Carpets, 3 Hedge Rustic, 5 Chevron and micros Eana penziana, 3 Eana osseana and 13 Eucosma cana were caught in South Glendale.

Dark Marbled Carpet Hedge Rustic Darm Marbled Carpet and Hedge Rustic (John Kemp)

 

3rd August:

At sea: A Sooty Shearwater was seen 35 nm north-west of North Rona today.

Lewis: A Spotted Redshank was at Loch Stiapabhat this afternoon.

South Uist: 16 Lesser Black-backed Gulls flew south at Orosay this morning. An immature Glaucous Gull was at Frobost.

Marine Sightings: A Fin Whale, 5 Pilot Whales and 20 Bottle-nosed Dolphins were seen 35 nm north-west of North Rona today.

Harbour Seal Harbour Seal, Outer Hebrides Sanderling Bottle-nosed Dolphins Fin Whale blow Pilot WhalesHarbour Seals and Sanderling (John Kemp); Bottle-nosed Dolphins, Fin Whale blow and Pilot Whales (Andy Williams)

 

 

2nd August:

At sea: 3 Sooty Shearwaters were seen 30 nm north, north-east of North Rona today.

St. Kilda: 2 Rose-coloured Starlings were in Village Bay, Hirta.

North Uist: The Snowy Owl was seen on the machair north of Grenitote picnic site again today

South Uist: A southerly passage at Ardvule this morning of 1 Black-throated Diver, 164 Gannets, 41 Fulmars, 257 Manx Shearwaters, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 8 Storm Petrels, 10 Kittiwakes, 1 Great Skua, 1 Black Guillemot and 1 Puffin (+ 2 north).

Barra: A Grasshopper Warbler was seen north of the airport.

Marine Sightings: 3 tuna feeding north, north-east of North Rona today.

Sooty Shearwater Sooty Shearwater (Andy Williams)

 

1st August:

Lewis: 15 Black-tailed Godwits flew south past the Butt in the early afternoon; also 5 Swifts around the lighthouse area in the early afternoon. 4 Black-tailed Godwits were also at Loch Stiapabhat.

St. Kilda: A Rose-coloured Starling was on Hirta today.

North Uist: The Snowy Owl was seen on the machair north of Grenitote picnic site again today. 7 Black-tailed Godwits were at Loch Paible.

South Uist: Southerly movement at Ardvule this morning included 1 Red-throated Diver, 181 Gannets, 11 Fulmars, 252 Manx Shearwaters, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 6 Storm Petrels, 15 Puffins, 6 Kittiwakes and a Golden Plover in off the sea.

Barra: A Swift was seen over Bolnabodach in the evening.