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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : 14-Oct-05 to 31-Oct-05

 

 

 

 

This table is Hebrides Bird Sightings period 14-Oct-05 to 31-Oct-05
mon 31 October, 2005 Whooper Swans Croir - Bernera
Braighe - Point Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides
1 adult and 1 juvenile at Croir
7 at the Braighe (some ringed)
DS
sun 30-oct-05 Wheatear North of Achmore - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides Last sighting of the year? LE
sun 30-oct-05 Goldcrest Croir - Bernera - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides 3 of

DS
sun 30-oct-05 Jack Snipe Callanish - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides   SH
sun 30-oct-05 Hen Harrier Leurbost - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides Female
1 mile toward Achmore

SH


ES

sun 30-oct-05 White-rumped Sandpiper Ardivachar Point + Northbay - South Uist - Outer Hebrides They are still about...warm weather?

Have been sighted so far at the Butt of Lewis lighthouse, Loch Paible - North Uist, West Gerinish - South Uist, Tarbet - Isle of Harris
 
sun 30-oct-05 Whooper Swans Ardroil - Uig- Isle of Lewis Callanish - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides

4 of at Ardroil
5 heading South Callanish

 

KP
SH
sun 30-oct-05 American Golden Plover Brue - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides    
sun 30-oct-05 Ring-necked Duck Outer Hebrides Similar to tufted duck , but head shape slopes upward instead of rounded, and there is a white band on the bill - seen a few of times recently  
sat 29-oct-05 Firecrest Gisla - Uig - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides Male feeding in a Willow tree KP
sat 29-oct-05 Black-throated Divers Isle of Eriskay - Outer Hebrides Someone saw 39 off the coast...  
sat 29-oct-05 Green-winged Teals Steinish - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides    
sat 29-oct-05 Pied Flycatcher Brevig - Barra - Outer Hebrides    
sat 29-oct-05 Kestrel Shuileshader - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides hunting over crofts G&J T
sat 29-oct-05 Olive-backed Pipit Northbay - Barra - Outer Hebrides    
sat 29-oct-05 Brent Geese Northbay - Barra- Outer Hebrides Branta bernica ssp. hrota?
 
sat 29-oct-05 Whooper Swan Tob Bhailasaigh - Bernera - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides   SH
sat 29-oct-05 Common Redpoll Castlebay - Barra
Shuileshader - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides

Breeds in Scandinavia, we get Common, Lesser and rarely Arctic Redpolls.
Iceland and Greenland are "sub-species" of the Common Redpoll

(thank you Martin)

G&J T
sat 29-oct-05 White-rumped Sandpiper Outer Hebrides

They are still about...warm weather?

Have been sighted so far at the Butt of Lewis lighthouse, Loch Paible - North Uist, West Gerinish - South Uist, Tarbet - Isle of Harris

 
sat 29-oct-05 Grey Phalarope Aird na Mhachair - South Uist - Outer Hebrides    
sat 29-oct-05 Waxwing Outer Hebrides    
sat 29-oct-05 Ring-necked Duck Loch Tangasdale + Loch Ardvule - South Uist - Outer Hebrides Similar to tufted duck, but head shape slopes upward instead of rounded, and there is a white band on the bill - seen a few of times recently

 
sat 29-oct-05 Canada Goose Loch Ardvule - South Uist - Outer Hebrides    
fri 28-oct-05 Whooper Swans Callanish - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides   ES
fri 28-oct-05 Ring-necked Duck Loch Ardvule - South Uist - Outer Hebrides    
thu 27-oct-05 Ring-necked Duck Loch Ardvule - South Uist - Outer Hebrides    
thu 27-oct-05 Waxwing Tolsta - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides    
Wed 26-oct-05 Waxwing

Nr Somerfield's - Stornoway - Isle of Lewis

Ness - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides

  MS
Wed 26-oct-05 Glaucous Gull Stornoway - Lewis
Ness -Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides
Winter Visitors - (sometimes one stays the summer)
One or two sometimes found in Stornoway Harbour, and at Balinvanich in Benbecula
 
Tue 25-oct-05 Siskin Stornoway woods - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides Near the rugby pitch

MS
Tue 25-oct-05 Waxwing Gress - Isle of Lewis
Stornoway - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides
  MS
Tue 25-oct-05 Mealy Redpoll Lochs - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides

Paler than the usual Common Redpolls and rarely as white as Arctic Redpolls. Less streaks, around the sides of the breast and undertail coverts than Arctic Redpoll, no streaks on white rump.

FS

 

 

 

sun 23-oct-05 Golden Eagles
Loch Langavat - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides Eagle sightings are so frequent here that they are rarely reported bit this was a sighting of 7!
Three tumbling and 5 in the sky at the same time
LE
sun 23-oct-05 Little Egret Isle of Grimsay - North Uist - Outer Hebrides Accidental visitor
Very few records of it ever being here
 
sun 23-oct-05 Glaucous Gull Butt of Lewis - Outer Hebrides    
sun 23-oct-05 Snowy Owl Loch Barvas - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides Occasionally seen at Mangersta in Uig - Isle of Lewis, and recently at Brue - Isle of Lewis.
(One has been in the Brue/Arnol area for a couple of weeks and possibly still around there)
 
sun 23-oct-05 Ring Ouzel Loch Druidibeg - South Uist - Outer Hebrides    
sun 23-oct-05 Hawfinch Lochmaddy North Uist - Outer Hebrides    
sun 23-oct-05 Mediterranean Gull Loch Barvas - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides  
sun 23-oct-05 Red-breasted Flycatcher Outer Hebrides Passage migrant / Accidental
Less than 150 birds recorded in UK each Autumn
 
sun 23-oct-05 Waxwing

Lochmaddy - North Uist
Tarbet - Harris
Stoneybridge - South Uist - Outer Hebrides

   
sun 23-oct-05 Yellow-browed Warbler Druidibeg - South Uist
Tarbet - Isle of Harris - Outer Hebrides
A few recent sightings have been made on Barra, Lochboisedale, in the Uists and in Stornoway Castle Woods -Isle of Lewis, Tarbet - Isle of Harris  
sun 23-oct-05 Lapland Bunting Bru - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides

Passage Migrant - Very infrequent visitor
Previously seen with Snow Buntings


 
sat 22-oct-05 Fieldfare Croir - Bernera - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides First of season?
15 together, then many flocks thereafter
DS
sat 22-oct-05 Common Redpoll Brue - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides    
sat 22-oct-05 Common Redpoll Druim Nan Curracag - Callanish - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides 3 together eating dandelion seeds
ES
sat 22-oct-05 Waxwing Northbay - Barra
Tarbet - Isle of Harris
Brue - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides
   
sat 22-oct-05 Pallas Warbler North Locheynort - South Uist and Tarbert - Isle of Harris - Outer Hebrides

 
sat 22-oct-05 Greenland Redpoll Ness - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides    
sat 22-oct-05 Snowy Owl Loch Barvas - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides    
sat 22-oct-05 Red-breasted Flycatcher Tarbert - Isle of Harris - Outer Hebrides    
sat 22-oct-05 Little Egret Isle of Grimsay - North Uist - Outer Hebrides    
sat 22-oct-05 Yellow-browed Warbler Tarbet -Isle of Harris - Outer Hebrides    
sat 22-oct-05 Glaucous Gull Borgh Point - Barra - Outer Hebrides    
fri 21-oct-05 Long -tailed Ducks Point end of the Braigh - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides

 

Western Isles Birds Sightings

JH
fri 21-oct-05 Pallas Warbler Loch Eyenort - South Uist - Outer Hebrides    
fri 21-oct-05 Yellow-browed Warbler Garden-Lochboisedale - South Uists
Castlebay - Barra - Outer Hebrides
   
fri 21-oct-05 Hobby Northbay - Barra - Outer Hebrides photo of Hobby at this location  
fri 21-oct-05 Pied Flycatcher Northbay - Barra - Outer Hebrides    
fri 21-oct-05 Slavonian Grebe Castlebay/Northbay - Barra - Outer Hebrides
Mostly seen on seawater, this sighting was a group of 9, they are usually seen singly Sept - Spring  
fri 21-oct-05 Red-breasted Flycatcher Lochboisdale - South Uist - Outer Hebrides    
thu 20-oct-05 Red-breasted Flycatcher Outer Hebrides    
thu 20-oct-05 Pied Flycatcher Barra
Barra Northbay - Outer Hebrides
   
thu 20-oct-05 Yellow-browed Warbler Tolsta - Isle of Lewis
Loch Eynort - South Uist - Outer Hebrides
   
thu 20-oct-05 Pallas Warbler South Uist - North Locheynort - Outer Hebrides
So rare here it is not on the
Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist

 
thu 20-oct-05 Iceland Gull Aird na Mhachair - South Uist - Outer Hebrides    
thu 20-oct-05 Greenland Redpoll Barra - Outer Hebrides    
thu 20-oct-05 Ring Ouzel Barra - Outer Hebrides    
thu 20-oct-05 Common Redpoll Outer Hebrides    
thu 20-oct-05 Greenland Redpoll Barra - Outer Hebrides    
thu 20-oct-05 Iceland Redpoll - Outer Hebrides    
thu 20-oct-05 Common Crossbill Barra - Outer Hebrides    
wed 19-oct-05 Goldcrest Aiginish - Point - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides 5 with Common Redstart and Blackcaps

GT
wed 19-oct-05 Common Redstart Aiginish - Point - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides with 5 Blackcaps, Goldcrest
Passage Migrant
GT
wed 19-oct-05 Blackcaps Aiginish - Point - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides 5 with Common Redstart and Goldcrest GT
wed 19-oct-05 Ring Ouzel Barra - Outer Hebrides    
wed 19-oct-05 Pectoral Sandpiper West Gerenish - South Uist - Outer Hebrides Streaks on breast come to a point.
Some sightings have been made of two or three birds at a time.
Seen at Steinish with Lapwings, at the Butt of Lewis, and at West Gerinish - South Uist
photo of Pectoral Sandpiper at West Gerinish
 
wed 19-oct-05 Hawfinch Lochmaddy - North Uist - Outer Hebrides    
wed 19-oct-05 Red-breasted Flycatcher Barra - Outer Hebrides    
wed 19-oct-05 Yellow-browed Warbler North Uist - Lochmaddy
Tolsta - Lewis
lochboisdale South Uist
North Loch Eynort
   
tue 18-oct-05 Lapland Bunting Malaclete - North Uist - Outer Hebrides    
tue 18-oct-05 Snowy Owl West Side - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides   AR
FS
tue 18-oct-05 Red-breasted Flycatcher North Uist - Lochmaddy - Outer Hebrides    
tue 18-oct-05 Pectoral Sandpiper West Gerenish - South Uist - Outer Hebrides    
mon 17-oct-05 Hobby Barra - Outer Hebrides    
mon 17-oct-05 Blackcap Sheshader - Lewis - Outer Hebrides Male and Female

R&JH
mon 17-oct-05 Baird's Sandpiper
200 metres North - East of the Airport - Barra - Outer Hebrides
Juvenile
(There was also a sighting in Borve - Isle of Lewis in September)
 
mon 17-oct-05 Pectoral Sandpiper Outer Hebrides    
mon 17-oct-05 Red-breasted Flycatcher Barra
Lochmaddy - South Uist - Outer Hebrides
   
mon 17-oct-05 Yellow-browed Warbler

Brevig - Outer Hebrides

North End of South Uist by road to Loch Carnan in a garden

   
mon 17-oct-05 Redpoll Outer Hebrides    
mon 17-oct-05 Brambling South Galson - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides    
Sun, 16-oct-05 Brambling

Croir - Bernera - Isle of Lewis
Galson - Isle of Lewis

  DS
Sun, 16-oct-05 Red-breasted Flycatcher Galson - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides    
Sun, 16-oct-05 Baird's Sandpiper Barra Airstrip - Outer Hebrides (There was also a sighting in Borve in September)  
Sun, 16-oct-05 Pectoral Sandpiper West Gerenish - South Uist - Outer Hebrides    
Sun, 16-oct-05 Hawfinch Butt of Lewis - Outer Hebrides    
Sun, 16-oct-05 Swift Butt of Lewis - Outer Hebrides    

Sun, 16-oct-05

White-rumped Sandpiper West Gerenish - South Uist - Outer Hebrides
   
Sun, 16-oct-05 Whinchat Beach -Borve - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides also Snow Bunting, Fieldfare, flocks of Redwing

G&J
Sun, 16-oct-05 Greenland Redpoll Butt of Lewis - Outer Hebrides    
Sun, 16-oct-05 Iceland Redpoll Butt of Lewis - Outer Hebrides    
Sun, 16-oct-05 Long-tailed Duck Beach -Bernera - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides   FS
Sun, 16-oct-05 Yellow-browed Warbler Galson - Isle of Lewis
Barra near airstrip - Outer Hebrides
   
15-oct-05 Sparrowhawk Loch leurbost - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides Hen - Close to village FS
15-oct-05 Yellow-browed Warbler Outer Hebrides    
15-oct-05 Whinchat Loch leurbost - Lewis - Outer Hebrides   FS
15-oct-05 Reed Buntings Loch leurbost - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides   FS
15-oct-05 Hen Harrier Loch leurbost - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides

Male
About the shore

FS
15-oct-05 Yellow-browed Warbler Loch Eynort - South Uist - Outer Hebrides - Outer Hebrides    
15-oct-05 Merlin Pairc hills - Lochs - Lewis - Outer Hebrides Female FS
15-oct-05 Wheatear Pairc hills - Lochs - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides Is this one the last of the season? FS
15-oct-05 Snow Buntings Pairc hills - Lochs Lewis - Outer Hebrides 20+
super photographs of Snow Buntings elsewhere
FS
15-oct-05 Barnacle Geese Braighe Pond Near Stornoway - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides 2 with 122 Greylag Geese JH
14-oct-05 Yellow-browed Warbler Barvas - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides    
14-oct-05 Barred Warbler Butt of Lewis - Outer Hebrides    
14-oct-05 Greenland Redpoll Butt of Lewis - Outer Hebrides    
14-oct-05 Ring-necked Duck Loch Sandary - North Uist - Outer Hebrides    
14-oct-05 American Golden Plover Butt of Lewis - Outer Hebrides    
14-oct-05 Kestrel Lundale - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides   DS
14-oct-05 Red-breasted Flycatcher Ness - Isle of Lewis - Outer    
         

 

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