Skye Birds - A Birding Guide to the Isle of Skye
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Bird sightings on the Island of Skye and the neighbouring area

The objective of this page is to keep everyone, locals and visitors, up to date with what birds are about. It is therefore dependent on everyone contacting me as quickly as possible to ensure I can update the site so that others might benefit from the observations. In the case of rarer species details would also be passed on the Highland Recorder Peter Stronach (  who may require a full description before the record was accepted. This website will very much be locally focused but some records will be included in the SOC Highland website www.highlandbirds.scot. and may also reach national sites.  We have complete discretion as to what information is added to these pages and will try to avoid any details which might reveal breeding sites of vulnerable species.  It is impossible to record everything reported and for the more regularly observed species, we would encourage the use of 'Birdtrack' - http://blx1.bto.org/birdtrack.  Records sent to us are also submitted to Birdtrack.

Date Species Image Details
31st Dec 2013 Tufted Duck View Image female still on Loch Cillchroisd (RMcM)
31st Dec 2013 Turnstone c30 at Camas Malag, Kilbryde (RMcM)
30th Dec 2013 Black-throated Diver View Image 11 in Loch Slapin and 2 in Loch Scavaig (RMcM)
30th Dec 2013 Great Northern Diver View Image 12 in Loch Slapin and 9 in Loch Scavaig (RMcM)
30th Dec 2013 Whooper Swan View Image 4 at Inverinate causeway (A.Randle) - 8 at River Shiel on 29th (RMcM)
30th Dec 2013 White-tailed Eagle View Image 3 on Beinn Tianavaig + a pair of Golden Eagles (CH)
30th Dec 2013 Eider 100 at Kyleside (A&EH)
28th Dec 2013 Turnstone 4 at Camus a Mhor, Braes (WM)
27th Dec 2013 Barnacle Goose View Image 31 at Stenscholl, Staffin + 10 on Staffin Island (CH)
26th Dec 2013 Goldeneye 9 on Loch Mor, Waterstein + 2 Tufted Duck & a Goldeneye (AS)
26th Dec 2013 Fulmar 36 nest sites already occupied at Neist Point (AS)
25th Dec 2013 Iceland Gull View Image 1st winter at Lower Milovaig (AS)
24th Dec 2013 Blackcap View Image male at feeders at Glenelg (P.Jones)
22nd Dec 2013 White-tailed Eagle View Image single on Eaglais Bhreagach, Trotternish (CH); juvenile looking at road kill near the Glebe, Strath (RMcM); one over the road between Drumuie and Portree (NHodgetts)
22nd Dec 2013 Kittiwake c350 in Sound of Raasay(RMcM)
22nd Dec 2013 Goosander View Image 4 drakes on Loch Slapin (RMcM)
22nd Dec 2013 Fieldfare View Image 50-60 on the path below Ben Suardal, Strath. (MB)
22nd Dec 2013 Red Grouse single on the road at Braes had to be 'shooed' away before it would move (WM); also 5 on the road at Tote with similar behaviour (C.Alston); - presumably searching for grit?
21st Dec 2013 Collared Dove excellent count of 50 at Edinbane (M.Perry)
21st Dec 2013 Whooper Swan View Image 3 on The Storr Lochs (CH)
20th Dec 2013 Reed Bunting View Image two pairs on feeders at Portnalong (ST)
20th Dec 2013 Barn Owl View Image one in early morning at Lower Breakish (JP)
19th Dec 2013 Tufted Duck View Image single female on Loch Cillchroisd (RMcM)
19th Dec 2013 Redwing View Image c40 at the Glebe, Strath with 30 Fieldfare (RMcM)
19th Dec 2013 Brambling View Image a 'few' with a flock of Chaffinch in Glenelg (JP)
18th Dec 2013 Hen Harrier View Image another ringtail this time at Borve (TB)
17th Dec 2013 Orca report of a group of 4 in Loch Dunvegan yesterday - including the male 'John Coe' who is one of our regulars. - per Andy Williams.
17th Dec 2013 Pied Wagtail View Image scarce in winter, there was a single bird in Kyleakin (MP), and the usual wintering bird at Balmeanach, Braes (WM)
16th Dec 2013 Bar-tailed Godwit View Image 24 in Loch Portree (TB)
16th Dec 2013 Hen Harrier View Image recent reports of ringtails at Feorlig (PE) and Elgol (DW)
14th Dec 2013 Barn Owl View Image single near Kirkibost, Strathaird (RMcM)
13th Dec 2013 Slavonian Grebe 3 in Broadford Bay (MB)
13th Dec 2013 Brent Goose View Image single bird still wintering in Broadford Bay (MB)
13th Dec 2013 Turnstone 24 in Broadford Bay + 44 Dunlin and 23 Ringed Plover (MB)
13th Dec 2013 Long-tailed Tit View Image 7 on fatballs at Ferindonald (J.Dawber)
13th Dec 2013 Purple Sandpiper View Image 3 at The Aird, Gedintailor (P.Dark)
11th Dec 2013 Common Gull 300+ in Loch Portree (RMcM)
11th Dec 2013 Barnacle Goose View Image at Staffin, 22 at Stenscholl and 10 on Staffin Island; also 96 at Kilmaluag (RMcM)
11th Dec 2013 Lapwing 19 at Stenscholl, Staffin + 16 Ringed Plover and a Dunlin (RMcM)
11th Dec 2013 Short-eared Owl View Image three noted in woodland block on NTS Kintail & West Affric property with good numbers of voles about (RA)
8th Dec 2013 Snow Bunting View Image now two females at Elgol (RMcM)
8th Dec 2013 Brent Goose View Image still a single in Broadford Bay (MB)
6th Dec 2013 Grey Wagtail View Image two at Morvich, Kintail, is an extremely unusual winter record (RA)
6th Dec 2013 Bullfinch 11 at Morvich, Kintail (RA)
6th Dec 2013 Long-tailed Tit View Image 15 at Morvich, Kintail (RA)
6th Dec 2013 Brent Goose View Image single now at Ashaig (A&EH)
6th Dec 2013 Sanderling View Image single at Ashaig + 12 Bar-tailed Godwit(A&EH)
6th Dec 2013 Blackcap View Image single on fatballs at Portnalong (ST)
6th Dec 2013 Woodcock 8 on 5 mile walk through Glen Brittle forest (K.Sadler)
5th Dec 2013 Hen Harrier View Image working into 50mph winds at Ullinish (PS)
5th Dec 2013 Tufted Duck View Image single at Breakish Obbe (PP)
5th Dec 2013 Lapwing single blown across Kyleside (A&EH)
5th Dec 2013 Knot single in Broadford Bay (MB)
4th Dec 2013 White-tailed Eagle View Image three juveniles on the shore of Loch Snizort-Beag, teased by an otter (G.Ferguson)
4th Dec 2013 White-fronted Goose 6 flew from Pabay over Ardnish, the first report of this much diminished flock (A&EH)
4th Dec 2013 Jack Snipe View Image single by the old sheep fank on the Ord road (A.Lyle)
3rd Dec 2013 Golden Plover 12 at Glam, Raasay (J.Gillies)
2nd Dec 2013 Woodcock 3 in Glen Brittle forest (K.Sadler)
1st Dec 2013 Whooper Swan View Image two at Loch a Ghlinne, Sleat (PP)
1st Dec 2013 Ringed Plover View Image c100 at Ashaig(A&EH)
1st Dec 2013 Sooty Shearwater View Image very late single from the Uig-Lochmaddy ferry, half way across (S.Duffield)

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