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.

Search found 935 matches

by BrianR
20 Jan 2017, 16:20
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Glaucous Gulls at Baleshare
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Re: Glaucous Gulls at Baleshare

A few more photos of the Baleshare Glaucous Gulls. There are now at least 13 present. _DSC6706_2.JPG Most of the flock (61) of pale-bellied Brent Geese at Rubh' Arnal in late December were near the Baleshare causeway yesterday (ten less). _DSC6715.jpg _DSC6702.jpg _DSC6700_2.JPG _DSC6675.jpg
by BrianR
13 Jan 2017, 19:06
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Glaucous Gulls at Baleshare
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Re: Glaucous Gulls at Baleshare

At least ten (probably several more) are still around Baleshare - up to three were around the whale carcass (the original one has disappeared after the recent storm) and up to seven have been on the flooded area south of the parking area.
_DSC6642_2.JPG
_DSC6643_2.JPG
_DSC6651_2.JPG
by BrianR
10 Jan 2017, 19:11
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Glaucous Gulls at Baleshare
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Re: Glaucous Gulls at Baleshare

Two 1st-winter Glaucous Gulls flew N past Aird an Rùnair in a one hour seawatch this morning. There was also a small movement of Kittiwakes (128 of which three were 1st-winters) and 35 Great Black-backed Gulls. Perhaps the Glaucous Gulls will not go too far N. There were 37 on Unst today so in view ...
by BrianR
09 Jan 2017, 19:54
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Glaucous Gulls at Baleshare
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Glaucous Gulls at Baleshare

Quite a change in the weather from the murky conditions of the last few days and an invigorating walk along Baleshare beach produced no less than then ten Glaucous Gulls this morning. Four were on the flooded area south of the car parking area and I was careful not to double-count the others as they...
by BrianR
08 Jan 2017, 17:15
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Some birds on North Uist in the first week of the New Year
Replies: 2
Views: 609

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

There are now six Glaucous Gulls on Baleshare beach. Photo of what I think is a 3rd-winter bird attached. Taken in rather misty conditions.
_DSC6571_2.JPG
by BrianR
07 Jan 2017, 20:13
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Some birds on North Uist in the first week of the New Year
Replies: 2
Views: 609

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

Long-stayers from 2016 were American Wigeon (Aileodar or nearby Oban Trumisgarry), American Coot (Loch nam Feithean) and Little Egret (North Ford). The last, however, is more often to be found on the Benbecula side of the causeway. Iceland Gulls were at Locheport and Baleshare with two or three Glau...
by BrianR
10 Dec 2016, 14:02
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Little Egret on Benbecula
Replies: 3
Views: 932

Re: Little Egret on Benbecula

The bird was present on the Benbecula side of the North Ford in the late morning today.
_DSC6427.jpg
by BrianR
29 Nov 2016, 17:29
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Green-winged Teal and Yellow-browed Warbler on North Uist
Replies: 2
Views: 707

Re: Green-winged Teal and Yellow-browed Warbler on North Uist

The Yellow-browed Warbler was again in our garden on Sunday. Also over the weekend there was a nice flock of 37 Snow Buntings on Baleshare beach. The American Coot remains on Loch nam Feithean and a juvenile Glaucous Gull flew SW past Aird an Rùnair during a brief seawatch this morning. _DSC6370.JPG
by BrianR
24 Nov 2016, 17:30
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Green-winged Teal and Yellow-browed Warbler on North Uist
Replies: 2
Views: 707

Green-winged Teal and Yellow-browed Warbler on North Uist

This morning there was a ♂ Green-winged Teal on Loch Grogary and yesterdays Yellow-browed Warbler in Carinish was still present having moved a short distance to another garden. As far as I'm aware this is the latest ever for the Outer Hebrides.
by BrianR
19 Nov 2016, 21:43
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Grey Seal casualties
Replies: 1
Views: 546

Grey Seal casualties

There have been unusual numbers of Grey Seals washed up on Baleshare beach in the last couple of weeks. I counted ten yesterday just on the north part from the car park. A sad image of one is attached. Has anyone else noticed this on other beaches.
_DSC6203.JPG