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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : August 2007

 

 

 

 

This table is Hebrides Bird Sightings period August 2007
Sat 31st August, 2007

Sooty Shearwater

Long-tailed Skua

Labost - Outer Hebrides    
Fri 31st August, 2007 Common Rosefinch Glendale - South Uist
+ Labost - Hebrides
   
Thur 30th August 2007 Sooty Shearwater Ardvule - South Uist
+ Labost - Outer Hebrides
   
Thur 30th August 2007

Black-tailed Godwit

Great Shearwater

Bonaparte's Gull

Ardvule - South Uist - Outer Hebrides    

Hello

We were on holiday in Lewis during August and I did the walk from Tolstsa to Ness on the Costal footpath.

Wednesday 22nd August about 2.45pm

About midway on the walk from Tolsta and about a mile from the headland with the ruined temple structure I heard the sound of a corncrake.
A few hundred yards later a corncrake jumped out of the grass in a little gully less than a metre in front of me and scullted off about 10 metres and then kept still in the grass. I watched it for a few minutes. I continued to here the sound for a further half mile along the path.

Leslie H

Wed 29th August, 2007 Glaucous Gull Stornoway - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides Goat Island area Wendy
Tue 28th August, 2007 Glaucous Gull Nr Orasaigh - South Uist - Outer Hebrides    
Mon 27th - Tue 28th August, 2007 Solitary Sandpiper
Snowy Owl
Green Sandpiper
St Kilda - Outer Hebrides Steve has been visiting St Kilda and has lots of great pics - take a look at his web site www.western-isles-wildlife.co.uk  
Sun 26th August, 2007 Leach's Petrel Labost - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides    
Sun 26th August, 2007 Great Shearwater Labost - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides fewer passing than the sootys  
Sun 26th August, 2007 Sooty Shearwater Labost - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides

Lots of Sootys passing this last couple of days: 30+ sometimes, 80+ another several hundred altogether just at Labost Saturday - less Sunday but was the recorder there for as long??

 
Sat 25th August, 2007 Spotted redshank North Uist- Outer Hebrides    
Sat 25th August, 2007 Bonaparte's Gull Ardvule - South Uist - Outer Hebrides    
Sat 25th August, 2007 Great Shearwater Labost - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides fewer passing than the sootys  
Sat 25th August, 2007 Whimbrel Labost - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides  
Sat 25th August, 2007 Sooty Shearwater Labost - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides    
Fri 24th August, 2007 Leach's Storm Petrel Aird an Runair - North Uist - Outer Hebrides   David B
Fri 24th August, 2007 Sooty Shearwater Ardvule Point - South Uist - Outer Hebrides    
Fri 24th August, 2007 Fea's Petrel Ardvule Point - South Uist - Outer Hebrides    
Fri 24th August, 2007 Whimbrel Ardvule Point - South Uist - Outer Hebrides  
Fri 24th August, 2007 Great Shearwater Ardvule Point - South Uist - Outer Hebrides    
Mon 20th August , 2007 Pomarine Skua Mangersta - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides Two - stealing from gulls Chris
Sat 18th August, 2007 Red-breasted Merganser Luskentyre - Isle of Harris - Outer Hebrides group of red breasted mergansers at luskentyre harris Andy L
Fri 17th August, 2007 Curlew Sandpiper Loch Bee - South Uist - Hebrides 2 Curlew Sandpiper with dunlin late afternoon John B
Tues 14th August 2007 Willow Warbler Garrabost - Point - Isle of Lewis - Outer hebrides

"i tried to catch up with the snowy owl at mangersta as i had a friend staying with me a couple of weeks back who would have loved to have seen it .To no avail but i did find a pellet on one of the tumps on the macair with the remains of a rabbit so it had obviously been feeding at this stoop. I have included some new pics for you if you would like to use them the eagle pics were taken in the last couple of weeks the juvenille willow warbler was snapped yesterday in the croft at garrabost and the black throated diver last week at eiskein .There are photos of a young golden eagle on the ground and white tails."

 

Andy l

Tues 14th August 2007 Slavonian Grebe Coot Loch - Benbecula - Outer Hebrides    
Tues 14th August 2007 Cattle Egret Steinish - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides Cattle Egret at Steinish - 1st for islands
Laxdale school area
  • only 3 UK records a year
  • 1958 - 2004 total 122 UK records
  • Wet meadows, marsh, often with grazing animals
  • feeds mostly on insects
  • separate Cattle Egrets from Little Egrets by their short, yellow rather than long, black bills
 
Mon 13th August 2007 Cattle Egret Steinish - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides

Cattle Egret at Steinish - 1st for islands

(See also Chris's report 2nd July - same bird?)

Martin S
Mon 13th August 2007 Grey Wagtail Upper Aird - Point - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides Grey Wagtail here yesterday pm, only hung around for a few minutes.
Grahame & Jackie
Wed 8th August 2007 Starling (ringed) Point - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides
We have a starling with a silver/white ring on it's right leg in our garden in Point.
Any information please?
John M

What has been about the last week or two:

The Bonaparte's Gull at Ardvule South Uist was around for most of July and early August. (Last reported Saturday 11th August).

A Slavonian Grebe has been visiting Coot loch on Benbecula Late July to Early August, (last sighting Sunday 12th August).

Lots of Pomarine and Arctic Skua , (plus a few long-tailed and great skua) sightings at sea-watching points during the second week of August .

A little Stint was at Ardivachar in South Uist on the 7th August.

Saturday the 4th August large numbers of Manx shearwater (400+) from Mangersta in Lewis.

Sooty shearwater (plus a few Baleric) and storm petrels sightings throughout July and early August

Long-tailed duck at loch Brannahuie, Stornoway in early August

A few whimbrel and green sandpiper about...

         

 

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