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14th November:

South Uist: Birds south at Ardvule included 22 Red-throated Divers, 5 Great Northern Divers, 10 Gannets, 12 Long-tailed Ducks, 19 Eider, 2 Kittiwakes and a Black Guillemot. 4 Blackcaps are in South Glendale. 2 Blackcaps and 3 Bramblings are in Bornish.

Barra: 3 Todd's Canada Geese were at Borve; also the small Canada Goose was still present. A Jackdaw was at Tangasdale. A juvenile Iceland Gull was at Traigh Mhor.

 

13th November:

North Uist: A Pink-footed Goose was with Greylags at Balranald; another 2 and a Brent Goose were with Greylags at Malaclate and another single Pink-foot was with Greylags on Berneray. A Jack Snipe was in Carinish.

South Uist: At Ardvule this morning were 24 Red-throated Divers, 4 Great Northern Divers, 24 Gannets, 249 Kittiwakes and 1 Black Guillemot heading south. 3 Blackcaps, a Brambling and a Woodcock were in South Glendale.

Barra: 3 Todd's Canada Geese were on Borve; also the small Canada Goose was still present with the Barnacle Geese. 2 Pink-footed Geese were also at Borve and 38 Brent Geese were at Traigh Mhor. 12 Snow Buntings were at Traigh Mor. A Blackcap was at Creachan. A Chiffchaff and 2 Bramblings were in Castlebay.

Insects: An Angle Shades was seen in South Glendale last night.

Greenshank female Blackcap male Blackcap Greenshank (Steve Duffield); Blackcaps (John Kemp)

12th November:

North Uist: 12 Pintail were on Loch nam Feithean.

 

11th November:

South Uist: Southerly passage at Ardvule included 74 Gannets, 27 Red-throated Divers, 13 Great Northern Divers, 7 Guillemots, 1 Razorbill, 16 Auks sp., and 2 Kittiwakes. 21 Black-tailed Godwits were on Bornish machair. 4 Blackcaps were in South Glendale. An immature Rook was at Stoneybridge. 36 Whooper Swans were on West Loch Ollay. 172 Whooper Swans, 2 Pintail and 2 immature Scaup were on Loch Stilligarry. A Brambling was in Bornish.

Great Northern Diver Goldeneye Great Northern Diver and Goldeneye (John Kemp)

 

10th November:

South Uist: Southerly passage at Ardvule this morning included 236 Gannets, 10 Great Northern Divers, 18 Red-throated Divers, 6 Eider, 3 Long-tailed Duck, 57 Kittiwakes, 12 Guillemots and 23 Auk sp. 21 Black-tailed Godwits and 2 Pink-footed Geese were on Bornish machair. 4 Blackcaps were in South Glendale.

 

9th November:

South Uist: 4 Blackcaps are still in South Glendale. A Pink-footed Goose and Fieldfare were in Askernish.

 

8th November:

Lewis: A Waxwing was seen in Barvas this morning. A near adult and juvenile Glaucous Gull were at Loch Stiapabhat this morning; also a Ruff nearby.

South Uist: 22 Black-tailed Godwits were on Bornish machair; also a a Pink-footed Goose and 4 Greenland White-fronted Geese. A Little Egret was by the church at Bornish. 4 Blackcaps (1 male) were in South Glendale.

Barra: The small canada goose sp. is still at Borve.

Glaucous Gull Glaucous Gull (Tony Marr)

 

7th November:

North Uist: The drake Green-winged Teal was seen on Loch Sandary this morning.

South Uist: A Little Egret was on Loch Bornish. 3 Blackcaps were in South Glendale. A Chiffchaff was in Askernish and a Little Egret flew north there in the afternoon. A juvenile Glaucous Gull was at West Gerinish.

Little Egret Little Egret (John Kemp)

 

6th November:

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

North Uist: 2 Canada / Cackling Geese were reported from Knockintorran with 1,300 Barnacle Geese. A Black-tailed Godwit was at Loch Sandary.

South Uist: 2 Blackcaps and a Brambling were in South Glendale. A Little Egret was seen at Frobost.

 

5th November:

Lewis: A Common Rosefinch was with House Sparrows in Port of Ness this morning.

North Uist: A Common Rosefinch was trapped on Grimsay today. 2 Chiffchaffs and 11 Common Redpolls were at Callernish House.

Benbecula: A juvenile American Golden Plover at Liniclate was reported to have flown off south this morning. A Pink-footed Goose was on Borve machair and 2 were at Loch Mor.

South Uist: 2 Blackcaps and a Brambling were in South Glendale. 13 redpolls, a Fieldfare and Blackcap were at North Loch Eynort.

Common Rosefinch Fieldfare Common Rosefinch (Tony Marr); Fieldfare (John Kemp)

 

4th November:

Lewis: An adult (pale) Pomarine Skua flew south-west past the Butt today at 12:32; also a juvenile Glaucous Gull early morning and a Snow Bunting.

South Uist: Birds south at Ardvule this morning included 26 Great Northern Divers, 8 Red-throated Divers, 52 Gannets, 8 Long-tailed Ducks, 16 Kittiwakes, 6 Black Guillemots, 4 Guillemots and 2 Razorbills. A female Blackcap and Woodcock were in South Glendale.

Long-tailed Duck Long-tailed Duck (John Kemp)

 

3rd November:

Lewis: A Great Tit was seen at Ardabroc, near Lionel, Ness. 8 Waxwings and 5 Bramblings in Lews Castle Grounds, Stornoway at the bottom of the castle lawn.

North Uist: The drake Green-winged Teal is still on Loch Sandary/

South Uist: 54 Great Northern Divers flew south off Ardvule this morning. A male Blackcap was in South Glendale.

Barra: The small Canada Goose was still at Borve Point.

 

2nd November:

Lewis: A juvenile Glaucous Gull was at Loch Stiapabhat; also a Fieldfare nearby. A Ruff was at Eoropie.

North Uist: A female Blackcap was in Lochmaddy. A Pomarine Skua was seen from the Lochmaddy - Uig ferry off Waternish Point, Skye. A Coot is on Loch na Reivil. 2 female Pintail are on Loch nam Feithean. 4 Common Scoters flew north off Aird an Runair.

South Uist: 2 Blackcaps were in South Glendale.

Blackcap White-tailed Eagles White-tailed Eagles Blackcap and White-tailed Eagles (John Kemp)

 

1st November:

Lewis: 6 Waxwings were in the Castle Grounds between Cuddy Point and the Woodland Centre (20 here yesterday). A Little Egret was at the bottom of Sand Street, Stornoway. 2 Jackdaws were seen between Cross and Skigersta. 2 Blackcaps, a Chiffchaff, 30 Bramblings and a male Hen Harrier were seen in Port of Ness.

North Uist: A Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Goldcrest are in Carinish. A Fieldfare was on Baleshare.