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Latest Outer Hebrides Bird and Wildlife Sightings 2021

January   February  Archive

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4th March:

Lewis: A Brambling was in Barvas this morning.

South Uist: 2 Glaucous Gulls were at Boisdale. 6 Scaup were in the south-west corner of Loch Bee.

Barra: 3 drake Green-winged Teal were seen at Ardmhor this morning.

Marine Sightings: 3 Humpback Whales were seen to the east of Tiumpan Head this afternoon.

Snipe drumming Glaucous Gull, South Uist Drinker moth caterpillar
Snipe (John Love); Glaucous Gull and Drinker moth caterpillar (John Kemp)

 

3rd March:

Marine Sightings: Around 80 Common Dolphins and 12 White-beaked Dolphins were seen to the east of Tiumpan Head in the afternoon.

 

2nd March:

Benbecula: A juvenile Glaucous Gull was on Loch na Meallaird this afternoon; also a pair of Pintail were present. 2 Black-tailed Godwits were seen by Coot Loch.

Marine Sightings: Around 70 Common Dolphins and 3 Harbour Porpoise were seen off Tiumpan Head today.

Insects: A pair of Belted Beauties were seen between Smerclate and Orosay.

Belted Beauty, Uist Skylark Belted Beauties and Skylark (John Kemp)

 

1st March:

North Uist: The pair of Cackling Geese were seen at Balranald again today. The Snow Goose, 3 Glaucous Gulls and 2 Iceland Gulls were at Kyles Paible.

South Uist: The Water Rail is still visiting a garden in Carnan.

Marine Sightings: 5 Harbour Porpoise were seen off Tiumpan Head this morning.

Insects: Several male Belted Beauties were seen in Benbecula today.