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Latest Outer Hebrides Bird and Wildlife Sightings 2019

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31st May:

North Uist: A male and female Blackcap were at Langass Lodge.

South Uist: A House Martin was amongst 100 hirrundines feeding on the loch behind Daliburgh co-op today.

Grey Heron with eel Grey Heron (John Kemp)

 

30th May:

North Uist: An Iberian Chiffchaff was singing by Langass Lodge this morning. A 2nd cal yr Glaucous Gull was seen at Paible this morning.

South Uist: A pair of Garganey were at the south-west corner of Loch Bee this morning. An Osprey was at Loch Druidibeg. A Spotted Flycatcher was at North Loch Eynort. A 2nd cal yr Glaucous Gull flew east at North Bay (Bagh a Tuath) this afternoon. A male Scaup was at Frobost. A Swift flew past Kildonan.

Barra: A Tree Sparrow was at Brevig.

Marine Sightings: 8 Bottle-nosed Dolphins were off Vatersay.

Osprey, Loch Druidibeg Glyphipterix forsterella Osprey (Steve Duffield); Glyphipterix forsterella (John Kemp)

 

29th May:

Lewis: A Grey Wagtail was in Barvas today.

North Uist: The male Ruff is still at Loch Sandary.

Benbecula: 2 Black-tailed Godwits were at Coot Loch.

South Uist: A Long-tailed Skua was reported flying north past Ardvule at 10:30 am.

Barra: A 2nd cal yr Iceland Gull was at Borve. A Bluethroat was at Gleann, Castlebay this evening.

Corncrake on Bernera Sanderling Golden Eagle, Outer Hebrides Golden Eagle
Corncrake (John MacGregor); Sanderling and Golden Eagle (Steve Duffield)

 

28th May:

Lewis: A Snow Bunting was seen at Tiumpan Head this morning.

Benbecula: A female Garganey was seen on Loch Mor.

North Uist: A Pied Flycatcher was seen at Knockintorran.

South Uist: A Little Egret was off Hebridean Jewellery this morning. 2 Garganey were seen at the south-west end of Loch Bee again this morning. At Ardvule this morning birds flying north included 2 Great Northern Divers, 141 Gannets, 63 Fulmars, 63 Kittiwakes, 1 Great Skua, 82 Razorbills, 14 Guillemots and 371 Auk sp.

Barra: A Tree Sparrow was seen in Brevig.

Insects: An Argent and Sable was seen at Druidibeg this afternoon whilst another 3 were seen east of South Glendale; also a Small Purple-barred here which is new record for the Outer Hebrides.

Small Purple-barred Argent & SableSmall Purple-barred and Argent & Sable (John Kemp)

 

27th May:

Lewis: 3 Snow Buntings were at Tiumpan Head this morning. A Wood Warbler was in Stornoway castle grounds.

North Uist: A male Ruff was by Loch Sandary.

Barra: The Purple Heron is still at Loch an Ali, Bolnabodach. A 2nd cal yr Iceland Gull was at Borve.

Purple Heron Purple Heron (Bob McMillan)

 

26th May:

Lewis: 4 Long-tailed Ducks were on Loch Branahuie.

North Uist: Around 220 Long-tailed Skuas, 5 Pomarine Skuas and a couple of Whmbrel flew north past Aird an Runair between 10:20 - 13:30 today. Total of 250 Long-tailed Skuas were seen passed the headland today. A Grasshopper Warbler was seen at Druim Dubh.

South Uist: Birds seen flying north at Ardvule today included 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver (+1 S), 100 Fulmar (+29 S), 11 Manx Shearwater (+39 S), 212 Gannets (+211 S), 9 Kittiwakes (+14 S), 2 Great Skua S, 2 Arctic Skua (+2 S), 6 Long-tailed Skuas, 2 Guillemot, 21 Razorbills, 170 Auk sp. (+17 S) and 17 Puffins.

Barra: The Purple Heron is still at Loch an Ali, Bolnabodach. A Spotted Flycatcher was seen at Eoligarry.

Long-tailed Skua Long-tailed Skuas, Aird an Runair Long-tailed Skua flock Pomarine Skua Sanderling Turnstone Long-tailed Skuas, Pomarine Skua, Sanderling and Turnstone (Steve Duffield)

 

25th May:

Lewis: The Turtle Dove is still in Barvas today. A Snow Bunting was at Tiumpan Head.

Benbecula: 2 Little Egret were at Loch Fada today. A Pink-footed Goose was with Greylags near Balivanich.

South Uist: 4 Garganey were seen at the south-west end of Loch Bee in the afternoon before flying off along the west shore.

Insects: 291 moths / 31 species trapped at South Glendale last night which included 4 Puss Moths, 1 Buff-tip, 1 Elephant Hawk-moth, 7 Grey Scalloped Bar, 187 Brown Silver-line, 15 Shears, 3 Glaucous Shears, 1 Marbled Coronet, 5 Foxglove Pugs, 12 Narrow-winged Pugs, 5 Satyr Pugs, 3 Common Pugs and 2 Caloptilia elongella, Caloptilia stigmatella and Aethes cnicana.

Marine Sightings: A Basking Shark was seen off Shawbost.

Buff-tip Elephant Hawkmoth Buff-tip and Elephant Hawkmoth (John Kemp)

 

24th May:

Lewis: A Turtle Dove was seen in Barvas.

S. Kilda: A Snowy Owl was seen on Hirta.

North Uist: 2 Ruff were at Loch Sandary. A pale-bellied Brent Goose was at Balranald and a Black-tailed Godwit was at Loch na Reivil.

Benbecula: The Little Egret was on Loch Fada this morning.

Barra: The Purple Heron is still at Loch an Ali, Bolnabodach.

Marine Sightings: 5 Basking Sharks were seen between Barra and Mingulay.

Purple Heron, Barra Purple Heron (Steve Duffield)

 

23rd May:

North Uist: 2 Ruff (a male and female) were at Loch Sandary. 3 Long-tailed Skuas were reported flying north over Loch Portain at 12:30; also a Fieldfare there.

Benbecula: A Little Egret was on Loch Fada this evening.

South Uist: The Little Egret was at Loch Bee this morning. Northerly movement off Ardvule this morning included 60 Gannets (+27 S), 4 Red-throated Divers, 3 Great Northern Divers, 12 Fulmars, 27 Manx Shearwaters, 146 Auks sp., 43 Razorbills, 9 Guillemots, 4 Puffins, 1 Black Guillemot 18 Kittiwakes. A Great Skua flew south; a Long-tailed Duck was also present. 5 Black-tailed Godwits were in the Ardkenneth area.

Barra: The Purple Heron was at Loch an Ali, Bolnabodach again today.

Marine Sightings: A Bottle-nosed Dolphin passed north off-shore at Ardvule this morning.

Lapwing Black-tailed Godwit Ruff
Lapwing (John Kemp); Black-tailed Godwit and Ruff (Steve Duffield)

 

22nd May:

North Uist: A drake Garganey and a male Ruff were at the south-west end of Loch nam Feithean this evening. A pale-bellied Brent Goose was at Loch Paible and a Barnacle Goose was at Loch na Reivil.

South Uist: A northerly passage at Ardvule this morning included 1 Great Northern Diver (+1S), 1 Red-throated Diver (+1S), 47 Gannets, 19 Fulmar, 38 Manx Shearwaters, 86 Razorbills, 10 Guillemots, 251 Auk sp., 1 Puffin and 33 Kittiwakes. The Little Egret was still at the north end of Loch Bee and it or another was seen in flight at Carnan in the evening.

Barra: The Purple Heron was at Loch an Ali, Bolnabodach again today.

Sanderling Turnstone Sanderling and Turnstone (John Kemp)

 

21st May:

Lewis: A Wood Warbler, 5 Chiffchaffs and 10 Blackcaps were singing in Stornoway Castle Grounds. An Osprey was seen 5 miles South-west of Stornoway today.

North Uist: A female Hawfinch was seen in Lochmaddy this morning; also 4 Pomarine Skuas flew over there late last night. A Ruff was at Loch Sandary. 2 Red-necked Phalaropes flew south over Scolpaig today.

South Uist: The Little Egret was still at the north end of Loch Bee.

Barra: The Purple Heron was at Loch an Ali, Bolnabodach again today. A Golden Oriole was at Brevig in the morning. A female Hawfinch was at Ardmhor; also 3 Spotted Flyctachers on the island and the Great Tit.

Marine Sightings: 2 Orcas reported heading towards North Tolsta at 15:00.

 

20th May:

North Uist: 2 Long-tailed Skuas and 3 Pomarine Skuas flew past this morning with another Pomarine Skua this afternoon. 2 Ruff were at Loch Sandary. A Barnacle Goose was at Loch na Reivil.

South Uist: A Little Egret was at the north end of Loch Bee. A drake Garganey was at the south-west end of Loch Bee.

Barra: The Purple Heron was at Loch an Ali, Bolnabodach again today.

Marine Sightings: 3 Basking Sharks were seen distantly off Ardvule this morning.

Insects: 3 Beautiful Yellow Underwings were seen in South Glendale.

Snipe Beautiful Yellow Underwing Snipe and Beautiful Yellow Underwing (John Kemp)

 

19th May:

Lewis: A Swift was at Tiumpan Head this morning.

North Uist: 23 Pomarine and 15 Long-tailed Skuas flew north at Aird an Runair this morning; also 2 Dotterel were still present. 3 Long-tailed Skuas were seen on the Uig - Lochmaddy ferry this evening.

South Uist: A male Bearded Tit was seen at the Balgarva turning this morning. Birds N at Ardvule this morning included 71 Gannets (31 S), 2 Great Northern Divers, 37 Fulmar, 22 Manx Shearwaters, 83 Auks sp (52 S), 12 Razorbills, 2 Guillemots, 1 Black Guillemot, 5 Kittiwakes (20 S), 1 Long-tailed Skua and 2 Pomarine Skuas. An Osprey was at Loch Druidibeg. The Little Egret was at the north end of Loch Bee.

Barra: The Purple Heron was at Loch an Ali, Bolnabodach again today.

Marine Sightings: An Orca moved south off Ardvule early this morning; also 4 Basking Sharks were off there. 2 Orcas were seen from the Uig - Lochmaddy ferry this evening, heading towards Skye.

Bearded Tit Little Egret Pomarine Skua Basking Sharks
Bearded Tit (Chris Townsend); Little Egret (Joe Newman); Pomarine Skuas and Basking Sharks (John Kemp)

 

18th May:

North Uist: 4 Dotterel were seen at Balranald today.

Benbecula: A Whitethroat was in Torlum. Now 2 female Red-necked Phalaropes back at their usual site.

South Uist: A Little Egret was at the north end of Loch Bee this morning. An Osprey flew north towards South Uist this morning.

Barra: The Purple Heron was at Loch an Ali, Bolnabodach again today. A Wood Warbler is at Creachan. The Great Tit is also still present.

 

17th May:

North Uist: 2 male Ruff and a flava Wagtail were by Loch nam Feithean. A male Ruff was at Loch Sandary; a Whinchat was also nearby. A Spotted Flycatcher was at Langass Lodge. A Whitethroat was at Scotvein, Grimsay. A Yellow Wagtail was seen at Gearreaidh Gall.

Benbecula: The adult Little Gull was at Coot Loch. A drake Garganey was seen at Loch Fada.

South Uist: A Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Siskins were in South Glendale. A Little Egret was seen at the north end of Loch Bee. An Osprey flew north at Loch Eynort this afternoon.

Barra: The Purple Heron was at Loch an Ali, Bolnabodach again today. A Wood Warbler was at Creachan and a Garden Warbler was in Castlebay.

Marine Sightings: 10 White-beaked Dolphins were off Tiumpan Head this morning.

Insects: 128 moths/ 28 species were caught in South Glendale last night which included 1 Fox Moth, 1 Striped Twin-spot Carpet, 3 Foxglove Pugs, 1 Narrow-winged Pug, 59 Brown Silver-line, 1 Grey Scalloped Bar, 1 Puss Moth, 3 Pebble Prominent, 9 Glaucous Shears, 3 Broom Moths, 1 Flame Shoulder, 1 Bright-line Brown-eye, 2 Sweet Gale, 6 Knot Grass, 1 Cinnabar and micros Elachista canapennella, Falseuncaria ruficiliana, Syndemis musculana and Neofaculta ericetella.

Cinnibar Moth Sweet Gale Falseuncaria ruficiliana Cinnibar, Sweet Gale and Falseuncaria ruficiliana (John Kemp)

 

16th May:

Lewis: A Dotterel was seen at the Butt, half a mile west of the lighthouse. 3 Ruff were at Loch Stiapabhat.

North Uist: An Osprey flew over Loch Eaval late this afternoon. 2 House Martins were at Clachan Sands.

Benbecula: An adult Little Gull was reported from Loch Mor and a Little Egret was on Loch Fada.

South Uist: A Sandwich Tern and a Puffin flew south and 4 Great Northern Diver and a Black-throated Diver flew north off Ardvule his morning. A Whinchat was seen just west of Eochar school. A Pink-footed Goose was by Loch Grogarry.

Barra: A Purple Heron was at Loch an Ali, Bolnabodach. A Tree Pipit was at Creachan in the morning. A 2nd cal yr Iceland Gull and a Little Egret were at Allasdale. An Osprey flew north over the island in the afternoon. 17 House Martins and 2 Spotted Flycatchers were also on the island.

Insects: 4 Brimstone Moths, 12 Scalloped Hazel, 1 Peppered Moth, 12 May Highflyers, 4 Ruddy Highflyers, 1 Clouded Border, 13 Grey Pine Carpet, 2 Early Tooth-striped, 1 Striped Twin-spot Carpet, 1 Netted Pug, 1 Golden-rod Pug, 3 Common Pug, 6 Foxglove Pugs, 9 Knot Grass, 2 Shears, 6 Glaucous Shears, 1 Powdered Quaker, 1 Pale-shouldered Brocade, 1 Poplar Hawk-moth, 1 Buff Ermine and micros Acleris hastiana, Carpatolechia proximella and Gracillaria syringella were all caught in North Loch Eynort last night.

Clouded Border Pale Shouldered Brocade Peppered Moth Netted Pug
Clouded Border, Pale-shouldered Brocade, Peppered Moth and Netted Pug (John Kemp)

 

15th May:

Lewis: An Osprey was at Loch Stiapabhat this evening; also a male Ruff, 2 Coot and 3 Whooper Swans there. A Hoopoe was at Shawbost this afternoon.

North Uist: An Osprey was seen heading north over the Committee Road this afternoon. A Pochard was seen at Loch Euphort. 5 Black-tailed Godwits were at Loch Hosta. 4 Dotterel were at Balranald. A House Martin was seen at Claddach Vallay. A male Ruff was at Loch Sandary.

Benbecula: A Little Egret and 3 Black-tailed Godwits were at Loch Mor / Fada.

South Uist: A drake Garganey was at Smerclate. 34 Whimbrel were at Smerclate. 6 House Martins were in South Glendale last night.

Barra: A Hawfinch was seen at Ardmhor along with 2 Spotted Flycatchers and 3 Siskins. A Tree Pipit, 3 Siskins, 2 House Martins and the Great Tit were at Northbay. A Spotted Flycatcher was at Eoligarry.

Marine Sightings: 3 Orcas, 3 Minke Whales and Harbour Porpoise were seen off Tiumpan Head this evening.

Insects: At South Glendale last night 123 moths/ 23 species were caught including 5 Puss Moths, 1 Cinnabar, 1 Grey Scalloped Bar, 2 Narrow-winged Pugs, 1 Striped Twin-spot Carpet, 4 Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet, 70 Brown Silver-line, 9 Glaucous Shears, 2 Shears, 2 Broom Moth, 2 Powdered Quaker and a Marbled Coronet; plus micros Anania fuscalis, Ancylis uncella, Acleris hastiana, Agonopterix subpropinquella and 2 Pseudotelphusa paripunctella.

Marbled Coronet Osprey, Lewis Ruff, Loch Stiapabhat Marbled Coronet (John Kemp); Osprey and Ruff (Vicky Anderson)

 

14th May:

North Uist: A White-fronted Goose was at Kyles Paible. A Ruff was at Loch nam Feithean. 4 Dotterel were still near the coastal car park at Balranald today. A Little Stint was on the shore at Aird an Runair.

Benbecula: A drake Garganey was seen on Loch Mor.

South Uist: A Tree Pipit flew north at Druidibeg this morning. A House Martin flew north at Stoneybridge. 5 Whimbrel were at Garrynamonie. A Whitethroat was in South Glendale. A Blackcap and Chiffchaff were singing at North Loch Eynort.

Barra: An influx of House Martins involved around 20 around the island today; also a Spotted Flycatcher and at least 60n Whimbrel present.

 

13th May:

Lewis: 4 Whooper Swans and 2 Gadwall were on Loch Stiapabhat this morning. 8 Long-tailed Ducks were on Loch Branahuie.

Harris: A Swift was seen over Bunavondear.

North Uist: 4 Dotterel were seen at Balranald. 2 Ruff (male abd female) were by Loch Sandary. A Swift was seen at Langass in the morning.

Benbecula: A drake Garganey was seen on Loch Fada.

Marine Sightings: Bottle-nosed Dolphin was seen off Tiumpan Head.

Snipe Snipe (Andy Williams)

 

12th May:

Lewis: The American Bittern is still at Loch Stiapabhat this morning. 3 Common Redpolls were seen in Barvas.

North Uist: 4 Dotterel were at Balranald by the coastal car park. 5 Dotterel were seen just south of Hosta this afternoon. 15 Whimbrel were at Loch Aonghais. 7 Pink-footed Geese and 46 Barnacle Geese were by Loch Bhrusda, Berneray.

Benbecula: A Little Egret was on Loch Fada.

South Uist: A House Martin was in Askernish.

Barra: A Wood Warbler was seen in Northbay; also a Great Tit there. A Whinchat was at Creachan.

Marine Sightings: A Minke Whale was seen heading past Tiumpan Head at 16:00.

American Bittern American Bittern American Bittern American Bittern (Andy Williams)

 

11th May:

Lewis: The American Bittern is still present at Loch Stiapabhat today. Please park at the nearby sport centre if visiting. A Crane was seen at Habost early this morning and then over Lionel machair this afternoon. A pair of Long-tailed Tits have been present for at least 2 weeks.

North Uist: The 4 Dotterel are still at Balranald; also 2 Pomarine Skuas off there early this morning. A Crane was seen circling over Clachan Farm late this afternoonbefore it flew south. 2 Curlew Sandpipers are on Baleshare. 13 Pink-footed Geese flew in from the north at Hougharry in the morning. A further 12 Pink-footed Geese were by Loch Brusda, Berneray along with 44 Barnacle Geese. 2 Barnacle Geese were at Loch na Reivil and 2 were at Balranald.

Benbecula: A Little Egret was on Loch Fada this afternoon.

Marine Sightings: 7 Basking Sharks and a Minke Whale were seen between Mingulay and Barra. Another Basking Shark was seen off Lochboisdale this morning.

 

10th May:

Lewis: A Crane was seen flying north-east over Stornoway war memorial today. An American Bittern was photographed at Loch Stiapabhat today.

North Uist: 4 Dotterel were seen near Aird an Runair, Balranald today. 2 Curlew Sandpipers were still on Baleshare today.

South Uist: A Hawfinch was seen briefly in South Glendale. 2 Great Northern Divers, 7 Red-throated Divers and 8 Razorbills were seen off Ardvule this morning whilst 2 White Wagtails and a Whinchat were present. 4 Pomarine Skuas were seen heading north at Ardvule early morning.

Barra: The Little Bunting was reported again today. A Hawfinch and Whinchat were at Creachan this evening.

Hawfinch male Whinchat Foxglove Pug Otter Otter, South Uist Otter, Outer HebridesHawfinch, Whinchat and Foxglove Pug (John Kemp); Otter (Steve Duffield)

American Bittern American Bittern American Bittern (Vicky Anderson)

 

9th May:

Lewis: 39 Pink-footed Geese flew north over North Tolsta this afternoon; also a Whooper Swan on the freshwater loch by Garry Beach.

North Uist: 7 Dotterel are now at Balranald near the car park for Aird an Runair this afternoon. 2 Curlew Sandpipers were on Baleshare. A Crane was seen flying north at Loch Portain this afternoon.

South Uist: At least 2 Dotterel and 30 Whimbrel were on the Range today. 2 Common Redpolls were at Carnan.

Curlew Sandpipers, Baleshare, May Little Tern male Dotterel, Balranald female Dotterel, Balranald
Curlew Sandpipers, Little Tern and Dotterel (Steve Duffield)

 

8th May:

North Uist: 3 Dotterel (2 males and a female) were at Balranald this morning; also 60 Pink-footed Geese north there. Good numbers of Whimbrel and White Wagtails were also at Balranald. 2 Barnacle Geese were by Loch na Reivil. 15 Barnacle Geese were on Vallay and 42 were on Berneray.

South Uist: Birds flying N at Ardvule included 46 Gannets, 2 Fulmars, 3 Great Northern Divers, 5 Kittiwakes and 27 Auk sp., while a Great Skua flew S. Also 2 Whimbrel and 2 White Wagtails present. 4 Dotterel were seen on the Range.

Barra: A Brambling and Redwing were at Creachan. A small arrival of Siskins was also noted on the islands and 2 Pink-footed Geese were over Brevig this evening.

Arctic Tern Snipe Whimbrel Dotterel at Balranald Arctic Tern, Balranald
Arctic Tern, Snipe and Whimbrel (John Kemp); Dotterel and Arctic Terns (Steve Duffield)

 

7th May:

Lewis: 6 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Whooper Swans, a pair of Gadwall, 2 Coots and a Black-tailed Godwit were at Loch Stiapabhat. 120+ Long-tailed Ducks were on Loch Branahuie and 80+ were on Broad Bay.

North Uist: 7 Pink-footed Geese were at Borve. A Long-tailed Skua was reported off Aird an Runair today.

Barra: The Little Bunting was showing well this morning in from the of church at Eoligarry.

Marine Sightings: A Basking Shark was seen between Mingulay and Barra today.

Cuckoo Grey Heron White-tailed Eagle White-tailed Eagle
Cuckoo (John Kemp); Grey Heron and White-tailed Eagle (Jac Volbeda)

 

6th May:

Lewis: A Snow Bunting was at Labost.

Benbecula: A singing Tree Pipit was reported from Loch ba Una, Rueval.

South Uist: A Redwing was at East Gerinish.

Barra: A Little Bunting was seen at Eoligarry church today.

 

5th May:

Lewis: A Brambling was seen at Barvas. 2 pairs of Grey Wagtail were seen along the Creed in Lew's Castle Grounds, Stornoway today; also 2 Cuckoos calling there.

North Uist: 34 Whimbrel were at Aird an Runair and an Arctic Skua flew south; also 2 Canada Geese were present.

South Uist: Species flying north at Ardvule included 2 male Gadwall, 24 Gannets, 26 Kittiwakes, 9 Arctic Terns (+ 8 present), 1 Arctic Skua, 48 Auk sp., 3 Puffins, 15 Razorbills, 3 Guillemots, 2 Red-throated Divers and a Whimbrel (3 present). A Black-tailed Godwit was also present. 3 Whooper Swans were on Bornish machair. A Brambling was in South Glendale.

Barra: Around 80 White Wagtails were on Vatersay. 64 Whimbrel were at Borve.

Knot Knot (John Kemp)

 

4th May:

St. Kilda: The female Snowy Owl was seen at Gearraidh Ard, Hirta today.

Lewis: 250 Long-tailed Ducks were on Loch Branahuie this morning. The female Scaup was on Loch Tiumpan.

Barra: A Wood Warbler was seen in Castlebay.

 

3rd May:

Lewis: 2 Common Redpolls were in Ness. 6 Whimbrel and a White Wagtail were at Barvas.

Benbecula: A 2nd cal yr Glaucous Gull was at Culla Bay.

South Uist: A Little Egret was at the north end of Loch Bee. 25 Brent Geese were at Stoneybridge. 16 Whimbrel and a Pink-footed Goose were at Askernish.

 

2nd May:

Lewis: An adult Pomarine Skua flew north off the Butt this morning; also 100 Pink-footed Geese north there.

Harris: 50 + Long tailed ducks, 40 Common Scoter, 20 Great Northern Divers, Slavonian Grebe, 10 Common Terns, 4 Little Terns, 2 Sandwich Terns were seen in the Sound of Taransay.

South Uist: 4 Blackcaps were singing at North Loch Eynort.

Barra: A Tree Pipit was seen at Creachan along with a Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler. A Brambling was heard singing in a private garden and good numbers of Grasshopper Warblers are on the island. 77 Long-tailed Ducks were off Craigston. The Great Tit is also still on the island.

Marine Sightings: 5 Killer Whales were seen off Tiumpan Head this afternoon.

 

1st May:

Lewis: 22 Whimbrel and 6 White Wagtails were at Ness football pitch. 2 Coot and a Common Sandpiper were at Loch Stiapabhat.

Harris: 4 Surf Scoters (3 males and a female) were in the Sound of Taransay; also 140 Common Scoter, 31 Long-tailed Ducks, 1 Slavonian Grebe and 45 Great Northern Divers there.

North Uist: A male Ruff, Pink-footed Goose and Little Egret were at Loch nam Feithean.

South Uist: 2 Avocets were reported from the Howmore River.