Please note: Following a decision by the Curracag Committee to streamline their online presence an announcement was made at the AGM on 8th February 2017 that this forum will be closing. The date of closure will be the 28th February. All discussion will now take place on the Curracag Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/curracag

If you are particularly interested in birds, in light of the Curracag decision, Outer Hebrides Birds has totally re-vamped their website and will now contain details of sightings, photographs, discussion and a number of resources for birds and birding in the Outer Hebrides. Please head to Outer Hebrides Birds where sign up/registration for users is open. As well as sign up using traditional methods OHB also have the facility for you to sign up/sign in using your Facebook or Twitter account.

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by YvonneB
26 Jan 2017, 10:27
Forum: Announcements and Events
Topic: Curracag AGM 2017
Replies: 0
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Curracag AGM 2017

The date has been set for the 2017 Curracag AGM Wednesday 8 February 2017, 7.30pm Dark Island Hotel, Liniclate, Benbecula The AGM will be an opportunity for members (new and old) to learn about the plans for the future and participate in the discussion. If you have any items/issues that you would li...
by YvonneB
08 Jan 2017, 22:17
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Some birds on North Uist in the first week of the New Year
Replies: 2
Views: 608

Re: Some birds on North Uist in the first week of the New Year

Hi Brian, and thanks for the info. Mr.T and I spent the first four days of the year birding and amassed 87 species (me, Mr.T got 88 as I missed out on Goldcrest). We managed, thanks to your good self to see the American Wigeon. We also managed to see the American Coot at Balranald. Our other highlig...
by YvonneB
29 Aug 2016, 23:17
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Askernish Moths
Replies: 0
Views: 413

Askernish Moths

Well, looking at the forecast last night I didn't think i'd be able to get the trap out again until next weekend so set a trap up in my garden and in the garden next door. 21 species total from the two gardens, including Small and Smoky Wainscots, Gold Spot, Beautiful Golden Y, Chevron, Large and Le...
by YvonneB
29 Aug 2016, 14:21
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Barra Moths
Replies: 0
Views: 421

Barra Moths

It was worth braving the Barra midgies on Saturday evening (27th August 2016) to set the trap at Eoligarry. The catch was reasonable considering the trap was used on battery power with a 20W blacklight. 15 species were recorded including Heath Rustic (see photo), Autumnal Rustic, Rosy Rustic, Antler...
by YvonneB
24 Aug 2016, 22:00
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Latest moths
Replies: 0
Views: 468

Latest moths

After getting home yesterday from a long weekend at the FSC Kindrogan Highland Butterflies and Moths course the last thing I had intended doing was put the moth trap out. But.... the wind dropped right down, the midgies came out and it looked more promising apart from the clear skies. Sometime befor...
by YvonneB
11 Aug 2016, 09:43
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Uist holiday - bird sightings
Replies: 0
Views: 463

Uist holiday - bird sightings

Very many thanks to Susan and Hugh who visited recently and sent along their holiday list. Susan says "Huge thanks for all the information and birding sites that you happily shared with us. Even the weather was (relatively) kind and our fondness for the Outer Isles has been rekindled. Next time it w...
by YvonneB
11 Aug 2016, 09:32
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: hawfinch
Replies: 1
Views: 411

Re: hawfinch

Great photo Bruce :) Also glad that you managed to record some Grasshopper Warblers this year - sadly, we haven't recorded them in Askernish for the last four years running :(
by YvonneB
01 Aug 2016, 20:38
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Great Crested Grebe on North Uist
Replies: 1
Views: 494

Re: Great Crested Grebe on North Uist

A very nice find! :)
by YvonneB
22 Jul 2016, 14:44
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Puss Moth caterpillar
Replies: 0
Views: 494

Puss Moth caterpillar

This rather impressive Puss Moth (Cerura vinula) larva was found chomping it's way through the willow in the garden this afternoon :)
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by YvonneB
26 Jun 2016, 23:41
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Moths - Askernish - 25th June 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 459

Moths - Askernish - 25th June 2016

The forecast up until the early hours looked reasonable and it was a calm evening. We put the trap with the 125W MV out in the garden and the other trap went out between the neighbours house and the loch at the back - we have been experimenting with different bulbs in the smaller trap. A pretty reas...