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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : October 2006

 

 

 

 

This table is Hebrides Bird Sightings period October 2006
tues 31st October, 2006 Waxwing Stornoway - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides Around Somerfields area in the afternoon Martin S
mon 30th October, 2006 Grey Phalarope Ardvule Point - South Uist    
mon 30th October, 2006 Whooper Swans Upper Aird - Point - Isle of Lewis 2 juvenile Whoopers - no adults with them Grahame T
sun 29th October, 2006 Goosander Finsbay - Isle of Harris - Outer Hebrides Distant, but It stood up and flapped it's wings and I could see the large white wing patches
Drake
Kim Park
sun 29th October, 2006 American Golden Plover Loch Stiapabhat - Ness - Isle of Lewis Often seen in the fields opposite Ness Football Club hiding amongst a few hundred lapwing  
sun 29th October, 2006 Red-throated Diver Balivanich Beach - Benbecula

 

Debbie B

sun 29th October, 2006 Little Auk Brue - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides    
sun 29th October, 2006 Grey Phalarope Brue - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides    
sun 29th October, 2006 Sooty Shearwater Brue - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides    
sun 29th October, 2006 Kestrel Timsgarry Glen - Isle of Lewis Hunting a rock dove - the Kestrel perfectly matched the colour of the moor grasses at the moment Dawn S
sat 28th October, 2006 Lapland Bunting Loch Mor - Benbecula

Just to let you know that there were seven Lapland Buntings near the road ... on Saturday evening.

Tim
sat 28th October, 2006 Whooper Swans Loch Mor - Benbecula
+Loch Barvais
+ Loch Ordais - Isle of Lewis
Saw about 10 - 20 Whooper swans spread over the Whole of Loch Mor Benbecula

Seems like a bit of a movement. 26 on Loch Barvas ... and nearby an amazing 76 at Loch Ordais on Lewis

Debbie B

Martin S

sat 28th October, 2006 Waxwing Stornoway - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides    
sat 28th October, 2006 Killdeer Clachan Sands - North Uist    
thur 26th October, 2006 Lapland Bunting Ardvule Point - South Uist    
thur 26th October, 2006 Little Auk Ardivachar Point - South Uist    
wed 25th October, 2006 Snowy Owl Grenitote - North Uist - Outer Hebrides
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wed 25th October, 2006 Chiffchaff Castle Grounds - Stornoway - Isle of Lewis
2 Blackcap and a Chiffchaff this am
Grahame & Jackie
wed 25th October, 2006 Blackcap Castle Grounds - Stornoway - Isle of Lewis
2 Blackcap and a Chiffchaff this am
Grahame & Jackie
wed 25th October, 2006

 

 

A seawatch at Aird An Runair on North Uist in a force 5-6 NEly - in an hour!

Slavonian Grebe 1 south
Great Northern Diver 3
Red Throated Diver 4
Black Throated Diver 1
Kittiwake 70+
Gannet 200+
Leach's Storm Petrel l 1 south
RB Merganser 1 south
Eider 50+
Long Tailed Duck 11
Shag 50+
Merlin 1 south
Hen Harrier 2 ringtails south
Fieldfare 1
Redwing 20+
Cormorant 10+
Barnacle Geese 12 north
Black Guillemot 3
Razorbill 4

John D
tues 24th October Little Auk Arvdule Point - South Uist
+Eriskay - Outer Hebrides

3 past Ardvule Point
Eriskay near the ferry point

+ 5

 

John D

tues 24th October Waxwing
Glendale - South Uist    
tues 24th October Leach's Storm Petrel Arvdule Point - South Uist   John D
tues 24th October Yellow-browed Warbler Glendale - South Uist    
Mon 23rd October, 2006     Little Auks (2) and at least 4 Slav Grebes in the calm waters of Traigh Hornais - North Uist John D
Mon 23rd October, 2006 Barnacle Geese Callanish -Isle of Lewis 2 probable barnacles in flight above East Loch Roag Dawn S
Mon 23rd October, 2006 Blackcap Croir - Great Bernera In a bush with sparrows, the sparrows kept chasing it off but it seemed to want to be with them Dawn S
Mon 23rd October, 2006 Whooper Swans Upper Aird - Point - Isle of Lewis Single adult with two juvs on loch behind house, Upper Aird Grahame & Jackie
sun 22nd October, 2006 Whooper Swans Upper Aird - Point - Isle of Lewis 4 Adult Whoopers over Stornoway Harbour yesterday morning, 2 adults this am on the loch at Upper Aird, Point.
Grahame & Jackie
sun 22nd October, 2006 Yellow-browed Warbler Glendale - South Uist    
sun 22nd October, 2006 American Golden Plover Loch Stiapabhat - Ness - Isle of Lewis    
sun 22nd October, 2006 Blackcap Flesherin - Point - Isle of Lewis Single female Blackcap in Flesherin, Point this afternoon. Grahame & Jackie
sun 22nd October, 2006

Little Gull

Balranald - North Uist - Outer Hebrides    
sun 22nd October, 2006 Little Auk Sound of Harris - Outer Hebrides    
sun 22nd October, 2006 Teal Callanish - Isle of Lewis Green-winged: 6 birds - 2 drakes Suzanne H
sun 22nd October, 2006     Slavonian Grebe and Wheatear at Aird An Runair, but not much else, apart from the usual divers, swans and geese John D
sat 21st October, 2006     beach below the cemetery at Ardivchar on South Uist on Oct 21 had several hundred gulls, mainly Herring and Commons, although a leucistic Herring gave me a start!
Offshore were Great Northern Divers, Long Tailed Ducks, a Bottle Nosed Dolphin, plus a full summer plumage Red Necked Grebe and a single Little Auk - the last pair made for quite a scopeful!
Plenty of Ravens on this beach too, feeding alongside hordes of Turnstone and Starlings amongst the kelp
John D
sat 21st October, 2006 Whooper Swans Stornoway - Isle of Lewis 4 adults Grahame & Jackie
sat 21st October, 2006 Little Auk Ardivachar Point - South Uist    
sat 21st October, 2006 Red-necked Grebe Ardivachar Point - South Uist    
sat 21st October, 2006 Lapland Bunting Ardvule Point - South Uist    
sat 21st October, 2006 Snowy Owl Grenitote - North Uist - Outer Hebrides
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fri 20th October, 2006 Barred Warbler Northbay - Barra    
fri 20th October, 2006 Yellow-browed Warbler Langais + Howmore +Newton House - South Uist
+ North bay - Barra - outer Hebrides
   
fri 20th October, 2006 Pink-footed Geese North Dell - Ness - Isle of Lewis 4 pink footed geese seen on a croft Julie S
fri 20th October, 2006 Whooper Swans Loch Stiapabhat - Ness
+Uig Bay - Isle of Lewis

There are about 20+ whooper swans on Loch Stiapabhat today, including juveniles

56 whoopers including 2 cygnets resting on the sands in the evening

Julie S

Chris R

fri 20th October, 2006 Barnacle Geese Loch Roag Area- Isle of Lewis 25 Barnacle Geese descending as if to land on a West Loch Roag island, towards dusk Chris R
thur 19th October, 2006 Hen Harriers North Uist On the Commercial Road which bisects North Uist, I watched four Hen Harriers skydancing, before they began mobbing a Golden Eagle - a great show.
Eagles, harriers and in summer, Short Eared Owls usually show very well along this road.
John D
thur 19th October, 2006 Goldcrest Garden -Langlais - North Uist   John D
thur 19th October, 2006 Blackcaps Garden -Langlais - North Uist two male John D
thur 19th October, 2006 Jack Snipe Lochmaddy - North Uist - Outer Hebrides   John D
thur 19th October, 2006 Red-breasted Flycatcher Loch Druidibeag - South Uist - Outer Hebrides   (JK?)
thur 19th October, 2006 Surf Scoter Loch Ardvule - South Uist   (JK?)
thur 19th October, 2006 Snowy Owl Grenitote - North Uist - Outer Hebrides
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thur 19th October, 2006 Yellow-browed Warbler Langlais - North Uist
+ North bay - Barra - outer Hebrides
Garden near the hotel
Hordes of Redwings were in the plantation beside the hotel
John D
wed 18th October, 2006 Barred warbler Barra    
wed 18th October, 2006 Red-breasted Flycatcher Castlebay - Barra - Outer Hebrides    
wed 18th October, 2006 Yellow-browed Warbler Castlebay - Barra
+ Carnish - North Uist
   
Tuesday 17th October, 2006 Dunnock Castle Grounds - Stornoway - Isle of Lewis   Grahame and Jackie
Tuesday 17th October, 2006 Treecreeper Castle Grounds - Stornoway - Isle of Lewis   Grahame and Jackie
Tuesday 17th October, 2006 Redwing Castle Grounds - Stornoway - Isle of Lewis Plenty of Redwing Grahame and Jackie
Tuesday 17th October, 2006 Blackcap Castle Grounds - Stornoway - Isle of Lewis   Grahame and Jackie
Tuesday 17th October, 2006 Snowy Owl Grenitote - North Uist - Outer Hebrides
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Tuesday 17th October, 2006 Yellow-browed Warbler Catlebay - Barra 2 birds  
Tuesday 17th October, 2006 Common Redpoll Sninsival Plantation 3 birds (JK?)
Tuesday 17th October, 2006 Red-breasted Flycatcher Druidibeag - South Uist
+ Castlebay - Barra - Outer Hebrides
 

(JK?)

 

Tuesday 17th October, 2006 Surf Scoter Loch Ardvule - South Uist    
Tuesday 17th October, 2006 Whooper Swans Balranald - Uist - Outer Hebrides   John D
Tuesday 17th October, 2006 Wheatear Hosta Beach   John D
Monday 16th October, 2006 Surf Scoter
Purple Sandpiper
Great Northern Diver
Loch Ardvule - South Uist hanging round with a flock of Tufted Ducks, plenty of Rock Doves feeding on stooks of corn, and a fine Purple Sandpiper, along with the usual Great Northern Divers, Twite, Ravens, Gannets etc.
John D
Monday 16th October, 2006 Wheatear Upper Aird - Point - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides Saw a single here in Upper Aird Grahame T
Monday 16th October, 2006 Brambling Gisla - Uig - Isle of Lewis Looked out of my window at 10am and there were 5 greenfinch
and a whole load of brambling feeding on my lawn
Kim Park
Sun 15th, October 2006 Pied Fly Catcher Barra - Outer Hebrides    
Sun 15th, October 2006 Turtle Dove Dell - Ness - Isle of Lewis    
Sun 15th, October 2006 American Golden Plover Butt of Lewis - Outer Hebrides    
Sun 15th, October 2006 Black Guillemot Peters Port - South Uist   Terry F
Sun 15th, October 2006 Scaup Barra - Outer Hebrides    
Sun 15th, October 2006 Spotted Fly Catcher Barra - Outer Hebrides    
Sun 15th, October 2006 Lapland Bunting Smerclate - South Uist    
Sun 15th, October 2006 Surf Scoter Loch Ardvule - South Uist   (JK?)
Sun 15th, October 2006 Snowy Owl Grenitote - North Uist - Outer Hebrides
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Andrew S
Sun 15th, October 2006 Yellow-browed Warbler South Glen Dale - South Uist -
+ Barra - Outer Hebrides
In John's garden
South Gendale is at the South end of South Uist
John K
Sun 15th, October 2006 Ring Ouzel South Glen Dale
+ Eynort - South Uist
  John K
Andrew S
Sun 15th, October Red-breasted Flycatcher Druidibeag - South Uist   John K
Sun 15th, October Common Rosefinch Bornish - South Uist Mobile Andrew S
Sun 15th, October Grey Wagtail Howmore - South Uist   Andrew S
Sun 15th, October Wheatears Druidibeag -
+ Loch Eynort - South Uist
singles
Andrew S
Sun 15th, OctoberSun 15th, October     Grenitote - North Uist - Outer Hebrides
juvenile Arctic Tern still on the sands
Plenty of Hooded Crows around too, but they were widespread, as were Twite, Hen Harriers, Greylags, Golden Plover, Snipe etc
Black Guillemots, Great Northern Divers (most were still in full summer plumage), Black Throated and Red Throated Divers, Rock Doves and six Purple Sandpipers
Merlin - I think there was a clear passage of these little falcons today - I saw at least 12
John D
Sun 15th, October Snowy Owl Grenitote - North Uist - Outer Hebrides
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This bird has been knocking about here for ages, and conventional wisdom says it's a female (white breast etc), but I wondered if this 'un was a young male - it's head isn't that marked....?
Whatever it was a stunning bird ... short flights, when they look like giant gulls, with remarkably pointed wings for an owl).
Watched the owl for an hour or so at about 300yds range. Gorgeous.
John D
sat 14th October, 2006

3 Bonxies, a Pom Skua, 3 Storm Petrels, 1 Manxie, 1 Fulmar, and 2 White Tailed Eagles, hordes of Razorbill, Eiders and GBBs.

Ferry Nr Lochmaddy - North Uist - Outer Hebrides During next two weeks also Brambling, Lesser Redpoll and numerous flyover waders, raptors and wildfowl.
John D
  Redwing Southern Isles Regarding the redwings in the Southern isles yes there’s been a few around for a while – the majority of redwings just now appear to be Scandinavian ones – we usually have the darker Icelandic race predominating  (almost exclusively that race in spring) but with these S & SE winds they obviously aren’t moving south yet. Andrew S
sat 14th October, 2006 Red-breasted Flycatcher Loch Langass - North Uist   Brian R
fri 13th October, 2006 Yellow-browed Warbler Castlebay - Barra    
fri 13th October, 2006 Redwing Bernera,
+ Linshader, Garynahine, Achmore, Pentland Road, Stornoway - Isle of Lewis
Any sightings in the Southern Isles? Suzanne H
thur 12th October, 2006 Osprey Grimsay - North Uist Saw an Osprey fly south over the house and North Ford towards Benbecula this morning Tim D
thur 12th October, 2006 Redwing

Garrabost - Point - Isle of Lewis

 

 

+ Ness - Lewis

Approximately 60 birds - my first sighting this season. The birds were gathered at the far coastal end of my croft in the small area of long grass that hadn't been cut this year.Tthey flew off as I approached but returned soon after

Redwings in Ness today

Andy L

 

 

Julie S

wed 11th October, 2006 Treecreeper Gisla - Isle of Lewis 4pm Kim P
wed 11th October, 2006 Redwing Garrabost - Point - Isle of Lewis
+ Croir - Bernera - Outer Hebrides

On way into town at about 10:00 flock of about 200 in Garrabost

First we've seen here in Croir this season (noon)

Grahame and Jackie

Dawn S

wed 11th October, 2006 Twites Croir - Bernera - Outer Hebrides 3 separate flocks of about 40, all within 300 yards of each other
Suzanne H
wed 11th October, 2006 Yellow-browed Warbler Castlebay - Barra    
wed 11th October, 2006 Barred Warbler Barra    
tue 10th October, 2006 Yellow-browed Warbler Castlebay - Barra    
tue 10th October, 2006 Snowy Owl Grenitote - North Uist - Outer Hebrides
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tue 10th October, 2006 Snow Buntings Butt of Lewis - Outer Hebrides 2 Martin S
tue 10th October, 2006 Lapland Buntings Butt of Lewis - Outer Hebrides 2 Martin S
tue 10th October, 2006 Lesser Redpoll Brue - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides   Martin S
tue 10th October, 2006 Common Scoter Brue - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides   Martin S
tue 10th October, 2006 Ring-billed Gull Arnol - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides Been around West Lewis a couple of weeks now Martin S
tue 10th October, 2006 Reed Warbler Galson - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides    
mon 9th, October, 2006 Barred Warbler Barra    
mon 9th, October, 2006 Yellow-browed Warbler Castlebay - Barra    
sun 8th October, 2006 Blackcap Port of Ness - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides   Julie S
sun 8th October, 2006 Whooper Swans Aird Loch - Point - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides Loch an Duin
2 adults and 2 juveniles
Grahame & Jackie
sun 8th October, 2006 Turtle Dove Bragar (Bay) - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides    
sun 8th October, 2006 Surf Scoter Loch Ardvule - South Uist   (JK?)
sun 8th October, 2006 Yellow-browed Warbler Nask - Barra
+ Druidibeag- South Uist
- Outer Hebrides
4 in Barra  
sat 7th October, 2006 Surf Scoter Loch Ardvule - South Uist   (JK?)
sat 7th October, 2006 Barred Warbler Langais - North Uist - Outer Hebrides    
sat 7th October, 2006 Sooty Shearwater Butt of Lewis
+ Loch Ardvule - South Uist - Outer Hebrides
   
sat 7th October, 2006 Siberian Chiffchaff Butt of Lewis - Outer Hebrides    
sat 7th October, 2006 Yellow-browed Warbler Castlebay - Barra
+ North Loch Eynort - South Uist - Outer Hebrides
4  
sat 7th October, 2006 Willow Warbler Aiginish - Isle of Lewis   Grahame & Jackie
sat 7th October, 2006 Reed Bunting Aiginish - Isle of Lewis   Grahame & Jackie
fri 6th October, 2006 Yellow-browed Warbler Castlebay - Barra - Outer Hebrides 4  
fri 6th October, 2006 Reed Warber Castlebay - Barra - Outer Hebrides    
thurs 5th October 2006 Merlin Vatersay - Barra - Outer Hebrides   Debbie B
thurs 5th October 2006 Goldcrest Gisla - Isle of Lewis - Western Isles   Kim P
thurs 5th October 2006 Dunnock Gisla - Isle of Lewis - Western Isles   Kim P
thurs 5th October 2006 Olive-backed Pipit Carnan - South Uist Mobile  
thurs 5th October 2006 Barred Warbler Langais - North Uist - Outer Hebrides    
thurs 5th October 2006 Yellow-browed Warbler Castlebay - Barra
+ Langais - North Uist
+ Lower Bayble - Isle of Lewis
+ Loch an Tiumpan
+ Tarbert - Isle of Harris
 

 

 

Jenny F

wed 4th October, 2006 Barred Warbler North Loch Eynort - South Uist - Outer Hebrides    
wed 4th October, 2006 Siberian Chiffchaff Caranish - North Uist
- Outer Hebrides
   
wed 4th October, 2006 Siberian Chiffchaff Caranish - North Uist
- Outer Hebrides
   
Tues 3rd October , 2006 Yellow-browed Warbler Port of Ness
+ Tolsta - Isle of Lewis
+Tarbert - Isle of Harris
+Loch Driuidibeag - South Uist
+Lochmaddy - North Uist
+ Caranish -North Uist
+ Northbay - Barra
+ Barvas - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides
   
Tues 3rd October , 2006 Swans Gisla - Isle of Lewis - Western Isles First report of season - seen flying over Gisla Kim P
Mon 2nd October, 2006 Common Rosefinch Castlebay - Barra - Outer Hebrides    
Mon 2nd October, 2006 Yellow-browed Warbler Castlebay - Barra - Outer Hebrides    
Mon 2nd October, 2006 Pink-footed Geese Ullapool Ferry - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides Heading East  
Mon 2nd October, 2006 Merlin Ullapool Ferry - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides    
Mon 2nd October, 2006 Pomarine Skua Ullapool Ferry - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides    
Mon 2nd October, 2006 American Golden Plover Europie - Ness - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides Nr football club Liz H
Sun 1st October, 2006 Whimbrel Loch Barvas - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides    
Sun 1st October, 2006 Ring-billed Gull Loch Barvas - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides    
Sun 1st October, 2006 Rose-coloured Starling Lewis St - Stornoway - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides    
Sun 1st October, 2006

Isabelline Shrike

?Daurian Shrike
?Turkestan Shrike

Brevig - Barra - Outer Hebrides

It prefers the garden by the road bend near the house that has an orange concrete mixer.Usually perched on telegraph wires or fence posts

Useful article at : Surfbirds web site

MS?
Sat 30th September, 2006 American Golden Plover Europie - Ness - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides Nr football club  
Sat 30th September, 2006 Rose-coloured Starling Lewis St - Stornoway - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides    
Sat 30th September, 2006

Isabelline Shrike

?Daurian Shrike
?Turkestan Shrike

Brevig - Barra - Outer Hebrides   MS?
fri 29th September, 2006 Turkestan Shrike Brue - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides   MS?
fri 29th September, 2006 Turtle Dove Vatersay - South Uist - Outer Hebrides    
fri 29th September, 2006 Iceland Redpoll Brue - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides Flock 20+ MS?
thur 28th September, 2006 Curlew Sandpiper Steinish Saltmarsh - Isle of Lewis -
Outer Hebrides
   
thur 28th September, 2006 Buff-breasted Sandpiper Steinish Saltmarsh - Isle of Lewis -
Outer Hebrides
   
thur 28th September, 2006 Garden Warbler Brue - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides   MS?
thur 28th September, 2006 Turkestan Shrike Brue - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides   MS?
thur 28th September, 2006 Yellow-browed Warbler Northbay - Barra - Outer Hebrides    
thur 28th September, 2006 Black-tailed Godwit Bornish Machair - South Uist - Outer Hebrides   AS?
thur 28th September, 2006 Ruff Bornish Machair - South Uist - Outer Hebrides   AS?
thur 28th September, 2006 American Golden Plover Bornish Machair - South Uist - Outer Hebrides   AS?
Tues 26th September, 2006 Black-browed Albatross Sula Sgeir - Hebrides 40 Miles out in the Atlantic North of the Butt of Lewis!

???
Tues 26th September, 2006 American Golden Plover Bornish Machair - South Uist - Outer Hebrides   AS?
Tues 26th September, 2006 Yellow-browed Warbler Northbay - Barra - Outer Hebrides   Stuart G
Tues 26th September, 2006 Wood Warbler Brue - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides   MS?
Tues 26th September, 2006 Isabelline Shrike Brue - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides   MS?
Mon 25th September, 2006 Barred Warbler Barra - Outer Hebrides    
Mon 25th September, 2006 Little Stint Steinish Saltmarsh - Isle of Lewis -
Outer Hebrides
   
Mon 25th September, 2006 Buff-breasted Sandpiper Steinish Saltmarsh - Isle of Lewis -
Outer Hebrides
   
Mon 25th September, 2006

Isabelline Shrike

Brue - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides

It prefers the garden by the road bend near the house that has an orange concrete mixer.Usually perched on telegraph wires or fence posts

Useful article at : Surfbirds web site

Martin S
         

 

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