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
17th Jan 2018 Talk tonight cancelled Ellie MacLennan’s talk in Broadford tonight is CANCELLED because of weather
17th Jan 2018 Whooper Swan View Image two at Lochlonghead (PS)
17th Jan 2018 Glaucous Gull View Image now a single juvenile at Loch Ailort fish farm as well as three juvenile Iceland Gulls (SMacD)
16th Jan 2018 Water Rail single flew across road near Old Corry, Broadford (NB)
15th Jan 2018 Talks this week The Skye Group of SWT has a talk on Wednesday 17th January in Broadford Hall at 7.30 pm - Ellie MaLennan will talk on Disentangling a Whale of a Problem. SWRFC host a talk on Friday 19th at 2pm in Kirkton Hall where Becky Priestly will talk on local Red Squirrel reintroduction - all welcome to both these talks.
15th Jan 2018 Iceland Gull View Image now three at Loch Ailort fish farm (SMacD)
14th Jan 2018 Water Rail single at Kinloch, Rum (SM)
14th Jan 2018 Jack Snipe View Image sings flushed Scullamus common grazings (MB)
11th Jan 2018 Iceland Gull View Image first winter bird still at Uig Bay (SG)
11th Jan 2018 Purple Sandpiper View Image single in Broadford Bay (NB)
11th Jan 2018 Whooper Swan View Image still 5 at Loch Suardal, Dunvegan and 5 Goldeneye (PS)
10th Jan 2018 Blackcap View Image male at feeders, Miller's Cottage, Eigg (JC)
9th Jan 2018 Iceland Gull View Image two 1st winter birds Black Rock, Portree (NB,JDJ) and still two at Loch Ailort fish farm (SMacD)
9th Jan 2018 Long-tailed Tit View Image up to 11 birds on feeders Kyleakin (A&EH) & 13 at Portree garden ( TH)
8th Jan 2018 Glaucous Gull View Image 1st winter bird at Kilmory, Rum (SM)
8th Jan 2018 Iceland Gull View Image 1st winter still at Uig Bay (NB)
7th Jan 2018 Common Scoter female type still in Loch Portree & 68 Wigeon (NB)
7th Jan 2018 Blackcap View Image female at feeders Morar (SMacD)
6th Jan 2018 Common Scoter still three female types in Broadford Bay (NB)
6th Jan 2018 Glaucous Gull View Image first winter still at Uig Bay & first winter Iceland still (SG)
5th Jan 2018 Iceland Gull View Image 1st winter still in Uig Bay and also an adult bird in mid afternoon (JDJ)
5th Jan 2018 Whooper Swan View Image single at the Waterloo end of Broadford Bay (L.Shove) - also a single on the Storr Lochs yesterday (NB)
5th Jan 2018 Long-eared Owl View Image three birds seen at dusk from forestry path, Eigg (JC)
4th Jan 2018 Iceland Gull View Image 1st winter again at Uig Bay (SG) and Glaucous again present (AB,NB) (see Gallery)
4th Jan 2018 Firecrest report of a bird in Armadale Gardens - from the path leading to the children's play area (P.Thornley)
4th Jan 2018 Barnacle Goose View Image 59 at Balmacquien (NB) (see Gallert)
4th Jan 2018 Great Northern Diver View Image 6 at Lub Score + 2 Red-throats, a Black-throated Diver and 30 Kittiwake (NB)
4th Jan 2018 Black-throated Diver View Image two in Staffin Bay + 4 Great Northerns and two Red-throated (NB)
3rd Jan 2018 Glaucous Gull View Image 1st winter bird at Uig Bay (SG)
3rd Jan 2018 Great Spotted Woodpecker View Image single in garden in Breakish (G.Barr)
2nd Jan 2018 Jack Snipe View Image single flushed at Portree (NB)
1st Jan 2018 Whooper Swan View Image single at Milovaig (C.Gray)
1st Jan 2018 Iceland Gull View Image 1st winter bird still at Uig Bay (RMcM)
1st Jan 2018 Common Scoter female type in Loch Portree (JDJ)
1st Jan 2018 Slavonian Grebe two off Ardnish,Broadford (NH)

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