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Latest Outer Hebrides Bird and Wildlife Sightings 2019

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9th December:

North Uist: 50 Snow Buntings, a Tree Sparrow and 45 Brent Geese were seen at Rubh' Arnal this morning.

South Uist: A Snow Bunting flew over South Glendale this morning. A Chiffchaff was in Askernish.


8th December:

North Uist: 21 Snow Buntings were at Balranald; also 3 flew out to sea there towards the Monachs. A drake Pintail was on Loch a' Roe. The Snow Goose was also seen on the headland at Balranald.


7th December:

South Uist: 2 Snow Buntings were at Ardvule this morning and 2 Common Scoters flew south. A male Blackcap was in South Glendale.


6th December:

South Uist: The drake Green-winged Teal and Little Egret were at the north end of Loch Bee again today. The egret tends to move between the sea channel at Clachan and the pools around Hebridean Jewellery.


4th December:

South Uist: The drake Green-winged Teal was seen at the north end of Loch Bee today. Southerly movement at Ardvule this morning included 23 Gannets, 2 Fulmars, 19 Red-throated Divers, 8 Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 21 Eider, 4 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Razorbill and 4 Kittiwakes. A Blackcap was in South Glendale.

Barra: The Ring-necked Duck was seen at Loch Tangasdale and 2 Tree Sparrows were at Brevig.

male Blackcap, Outer Hebrides Blackcap (John Kemp)


3rd December:

North Uist: A hybrid drake American Wigeon x Eurasion Wigeon was on Loch Mor, Baleshare this afternoon. A Jack Snipe was in Carinish. The Snow Goose and 3 Pintail were at Loch nam Feithean, Balranald today.

South Uist: A Snow Bunting was at Ardvule.


2nd December:

South Uist: 2 Common Scoters flew south at Ardvule this morning. The Little Egret was just south of Hebridean Jewellery this morning.


1st December:

North Uist: 90 Snow Buntings were seen at Balranald this morning. The Todd's Canada Goose and Snow Goose were seen by Loch Sgaraigh, Balranald.

South Uist: A Chiffchaff was in South Glendale today. The Waxwing is still in Askernish.

Barra: 2 Common Redpolls were in Castlebay. 11 Snow Buntings were at Eoligarry.

Chiffchaff, December, South Uist Chiffchaff (John Kemp)