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 Oct 2018 Lesser Yellowlegs seen early morning Harrapool on a rising tide (NH) and mid afternoon (RMcM)
31st Oct 2018 Swallow late bird at Harrapool (MB)
31st Oct 2018 Slavonian Grebe three at Loch Ainort & three in Scalpay Narrows (NB)
31st Oct 2018 Common Scoter female/juvenile at Camas matter Sgianadin, Broadford (NB)
31st Oct 2018 Little Egret View Image single again at Kyleakin Obbe (A&EH) - suspect we may have two birds
31st Oct 2018 Waxwing View Image three briefly at Lusa (PK); c50 at Rhenetra (B.Dobson)
30th Oct 2018 Lesser Yellowlegs still in Broadford Bay
30th Oct 2018 Little Egret View Image single in Broadford Bay (MB,RMcM) then Breakish Obbe late afternoon (NH)
30th Oct 2018 Waxwing View Image 12 again in Broadford near Broadford Hotel ( NB)
30th Oct 2018 Brambling View Image 8 in Harrapool & several near Broadford Hotel (MB,NB) (see Gallery); 4 at Kilmory, Rum (SM)
30th Oct 2018 Woodcock 4 in Uig Woods (SG); 3 Glen Brittle Forest (KS) & a single in Harrapool (NB)
30th Oct 2018 Blackcap View Image female at Lower Milovaig (AS) & two males Portree (JDJ)
30th Oct 2018 Willow Warbler View Image very late bird in Uig Woods & a single Chiffchaff (SG)
30th Oct 2018 Common Crossbill View Image two at Kilmory, Rum (SM)
29th Oct 2018 Lesser Yelllowlegs still showing well in Broadford Bay (RMcM)
29th Oct 2018 Waxwing View Image 12 in Broadford near Church of Scotland this morning (DW)
29th Oct 2018 Kingfisher single on Loch Cillchriosd this morning (DW)
29th Oct 2018 Little Egret View Image not seen at Kyleakin Obbe but bird noted early afternoon on Breakish Obbe (F. Caldwell)
29th Oct 2018 Brent Goose View Image two juveniles still in Broadford Bay (RMcM)
29th Oct 2018 Brambling View Image 5 in Uig Hotel gardens (SG); 5 under feeders at Kinloch, Rum (SM) - also at Kildonan, Rum, & Broadford, Skye
28th Oct 2018 Lesser Yellowlegs still showing well in Broadford Bay (RMcM)
28th Oct 2018 Little Egret View Image single still in Kyleakin Obbe (A&EH) and single still on Loch nan Ceall, Arisaig (RD,SMacD)
28th Oct 2018 Brambling View Image at least three at Lower Milovaig (AS)
28th Oct 2018 Brent Goose View Image still two juvenile hrota in Broadford Bay (RMcM)
28th Oct 2018 Waxwing View Image two on holly berries at Sligachan Hotel (PK)
28th Oct 2018 Velvet Scoter single between Arisaig & Muck (RD)
28th Oct 2018 Common Scoter female/juvenile type Loch nan Ceall, Arisaig (SMacD)
28th Oct 2018 Whooper Swan View Image two at Loch nan Eala, Arisaig, & two Jays nearby (SMacD)
28th Oct 2018 Woodcock single in Glen Brittle forest (KS)
27th Oct 2018 Lesser Yellowlegs still showing well in Broadford Bay in front of ‘Heb’ (RMcM et al). For a lovely video by Andy Stables see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35mzwKDH44o&feature=youtu.be
27th Oct 2018 Brent Goose View Image two juveniles still in Broadford Bay (RMcM) (see Gallery)
27th Oct 2018 Little Egret View Image single still showing at Kyleakin Obbe (A&EH)
27th Oct 2018 Brambling View Image a few with flock of Chaffinches at Harrapool (RMcM,AS)
27th Oct 2018 Magpie north end bird seen near the Flodigarry Hotel (TH)
27th Oct 2018 Black Grouse View Image male seen near Erbusaig, Lochalsh (RA)
26th Oct 2018 Lesser Yellowlegs still in Broadford Bay late morning in front of ‘Heb’ - please view from car park (RMcM)
26th Oct 2018 Whooper Swan View Image 5 at the head of Loch Portree (NB) in morning & four over early evening; 8 Lochlonghead (PS)
26th Oct 2018 Barnacle Goose View Image 22 south at Dunan (DDL)
26th Oct 2018 Little Egret View Image single at Kyleakin Obbe again this morning (A&EH) - perhaps yesterday’s bird in Broadford Bay was a different bird!
26th Oct 2018 Fieldfare/Redwing mixed flock of 400 at Camas Luinie, Lochalsh (DM); several hundred Redwing Kilmory, Rum (SM)
26th Oct 2018 Brent Goose View Image still two juveniles then c25 flew through Broadford Bay (NB)
26th Oct 2018 Pomarine Skua View Image with the northerly gale c16 in Broadford Bay during the afternoon (RMcM, NB) (see Gallery)
26th Oct 2018 Petrel sp single seen from MV Hallaig in the Sound of Rassay (RC) - uncertainty in the rough conditions whether it was Storm or Leach’s
26th Oct 2018 Kittiwake difficult to estimate but perhaps 1000+ birds in Broadford Bay on the back of the northerly gales - some pushed south overland (RMcM,NB)
25th Oct 2018 Lesser Yellowlegs in Broadford Bay in front of the 'Heb' all day and seen by a number of observers (see Gallery) - this is the third record for Highland recording area and the first since 1989.
25th Oct 2018 Little Egret View Image no sign of bird at Kyleakin Obbe but bird flew through Broadford Bay e-w around midday (JDJ RMcM et al)
25th Oct 2018 Brent Goose View Image two juveniles Broadford Bay (RMcM)
25th Oct 2018 Whooper Swan View Image 7 south over Dunan (DDL);10 through Broadford Bay (RMcM et al); 12 in Loch Portree (N.Smith)
25th Oct 2018 Greenland White-fronted Goose two skeins of 33 & 29 through Broadford (NB); two large skeins also seen from MV Sheerwater near Point of Sleat which were probably this species (RD)
25th Oct 2018 Barnacle Goose View Image 8 over Broadford late afternoon (NB)
25th Oct 2018 Storm Petrel single bird found stuck on a vessel at Kyle Base and returned safely to Broadford Bay (RMcM,NB - see Gallery)
25th Oct 2018 Brambling View Image five at Kildonan, Eigg (JC)
24th Oct 2018 Little Egret View Image single still Kyleakin Obbe (NH); late report of a bird on the Hamara river, Glendale on 22.10 (per AS)
24th Oct 2018 Mixed Thrushes c1000 mixed thrushes at Camastianavaig (PK)
24th Oct 2018 Brent Goose View Image 12 in Broadford Bay (RMcM)
24th Oct 2018 Lesser Yellowlegs juvenile found in Broadford Bay by David Darrell-Lambert in afternoon - this is the first record in Skye & Lochalsh of this North American wader (see Gallery)
24th Oct 2018 Scaup single off Ashaig, Broadford (DM)
23rd Oct 2018 Little Egret View Image single still at Kyleakin Obbe (RMcM) (see Gallery)
23rd Oct 2018 Brent Goose View Image still three juveniles Broadford Bay (NB)
23rd Oct 2018 Greenland White-fronted Goose 42 NORTH over Scullamus were possibly disoriented by low mist & cloud (RMcM); also 50 over Kilmory, Rum (SM)
23rd Oct 2018 Brambling View Image three at Uig Bay with 30+ Chaffiiches (SG); single at Flashader (JMck)
23rd Oct 2018 Slavonian Grebe single on Loch an Cairidh at Dunan (DDL)
22nd Oct 2018 Barnacle Goose View Image 22 west up Loch Sligachan; 8 south at Camasmore, Borneskitaig & 40 on Staffin Island (RMcM); 15 moving west south of Portree (DDL)
22nd Oct 2018 Greenland White-fronted Goose four south on sea at Camasmor, Borneskitaig + six which moved east inland (RMcM); 15 over Kilmory, Rum (SM)
22nd Oct 2018 Brent Goose View Image yesterday’s group appears to have moved on but three juveniles Broadford Bay (NB,RMcM); 13 over Kyleakin Obbe (A&EH)
22nd Oct 2018 Great Skua View Image single off Balmacquien (RMcM)
22nd Oct 2018 Slavonian Grebe two in Broadford Bay (NB)
21st Oct 2018 Brent Goose View Image still 20 in Broadford Bay - one of these is LPWR a male ringed Co Dublin in 2010. On return migration in 2017 was on Tiree and North Uist briefly but is mostly seen in Dublin area and at Skerjafjörður Iceland on route to Canadian Arctic
21st Oct 2018 Little Egret View Image single still in Kyleakin Obbe (RMcM)
21st Oct 2018 Whooper Swan View Image just a single in Broadford Bay (RMcM) but 15 at Kilmory, Rum (SM); 12 at Loch nan Cor, Inverinate (NB)
21st Oct 2018 Gannet 127 off Camastianavaig (DDL)
21st Oct 2018 Fieldfare View Image 150 at Camastianavaig (DDL)
21st Oct 2018 Purple Sandpiper View Image single at Dunan (DDL)
20th Oct 2018 Little Egret View Image single at Loch Nan Ceall, Arisaig (RD, RMcM) (see Gallery); single also at Kyleakin Obbe (A&EH) (see Gallery) - this might be the bird which was at Strome Ferry recently - thereagain it might not!
20th Oct 2018 Whooper Swan View Image with the inclement weather 16 grounded in Broadford Bay most of the day (NB); 6 at Loch Cillchriosd (HM)
20th Oct 2018 Brent Goose View Image 20 in Broadford Bay contained the same colour ringed bird as yesterday (RMcM)
20th Oct 2018 Brambling View Image two with Chaffinch flock Mill River, Broadford (NB)
20th Oct 2018 Barnacle Goose View Image two on Glas Eilean, Broadford (A&EH)
19th Oct 2018 Whooper Swan View Image following the heavy movements yesterday, 4 over the Black Lochs & 29 on them + 11 at the head of Loch Portree (NB, NH); 23 sw through Broadford Bay, then 4 resting Broadford Bay (RMcM) (see Gallery); 30 over Drumfearn (PK); at Loch Snizort-beag, 12 south in the morning & 10 in afternoon (M.Lancaster); 4 over Kilmory, Rum (SM)
19th Oct 2018 Barnacle Goose View Image 13 grounded by the weather at the head of Loch Portree (NB) - & a single still there later in the day (JDJ)
19th Oct 2018 Chiffchaff single at Miller’s Cottage, Eigg (JC)
19th Oct 2018 Shelduck two at Broadford Bay - unusual at this time as most birds are on moult migration (RMcM)
19th Oct 2018 Brent Goose View Image 22 in Broadford Bay (RMcM) (see Gallery)
19th Oct 2018 Barn Owl View Image bird again at Edinbane - see Gallery for a lovely image by Chris Reynolds
19th Oct 2018 Little Egret View Image two today at Arisaig on Loch nan Ceall (RD)
19th Oct 2018 Hawfinch single reported in garden near Arisaig in the last few days (per RD)
19th Oct 2018 Blackcap View Image male at Kilmory, Rum (SM) & three males on berries at Glasphein, Staffin (MP)
19th Oct 2018 Snow Bunting View Image first of the autumn, a single at Kilmory, Rum (SM)
18th Oct 2018 Whooper Swan View Image there might be some duplication in these:- 39 at Rigg, Staffin (MP); 17 at Loch Mealt (SP); 18 at Staffin (M.Harper); 15 Skye Bridge (A&EH); two skeins 15-20 Ashaig & 5 on Breakish Obbe (RD); 40 Lower Breakish & 17 Lusa (LP); 35 on Black Lochs, Broadford (T.Fry); over Kilmory, Rum (SM); four herds of 21, 29, 12 & 11 through Eigg (JC); 17 Loch Portree (JDJ,NB); 13 n/w at Dunvegan (am), 8 Loch Suardal then 38 at Loch Dunvegan (R.Lamb); 33 Lochlonghead (PS)
18th Oct 2018 Barnacle Goose View Image 38 over Portree at 0830 (JDJ) & 30 going west ar Broadford early afternoon (NB)
18th Oct 2018 Brent Goose View Image 30 at Waterloo, Broadford & two at Loch Portree (NB)
18th Oct 2018 Fieldfare View Image 60 at Limepark, Broadford (NB); 15 at the Black Lochs (T.Fry)
18th Oct 2018 Yellow-browed Warbler still at Broadford near the New Pier mid morning (NH,NB)
18th Oct 2018 Willow Warbler View Image late bird in Uig Woods (SG)
18th Oct 2018 Magpie ‘north end’ bird still at Ellishadder (SP)
18th Oct 2018 Redwing View Image 40 Kyleakin Obbe (A&EH) & mixed flocks reported elsewhere including Gedintailor (CA)
18th Oct 2018 Jack Snipe View Image single at the Glebe, Eigg (JC)
17th Oct 2018 Yellow-browed Warbler single again near New Pier, Broadford early morning (per PK); bird still present early afternoon (MB); bird still at Uig Woods this afternoon (ML)
17th Oct 2018 Brent Goose View Image 8 at mouth of Broadford River which were later at Ashaig (NB,DM) & flocks of 50 & 30 arrived in the Bay early evening (NB)
17th Oct 2018 Mediterranean Gull 1st winter at mouth of Broadford River (NB)
17th Oct 2018 Whooper Swan View Image 22 on Loch Harport (ST)
17th Oct 2018 House Sparrow View Image there is no breeding population on Rum so 9 at Kilmory yesterday was an interesting record (SM)
17th Oct 2018 Blackcap View Image single at Kilmory Rum
17th Oct 2018 Brambling View Image birds still about with two reports from Rum (SM) & singles at Harrapool (NB) & Portree (EC)
16th Oct 2018 Mediterranean Gull adult still at the head of Loch Portree with 110 Great Black-backed & 900+ Common Gulls (NB)
16th Oct 2018 Yellow-browed Warbler seen again this morning near the New Pier, Broadford (per PK); bird also found in Uig Wood (SG)
16th Oct 2018 Whooper Swan View Image 6 at Ashaig, Broadford (RD)
16th Oct 2018 Barn Owl View Image single in late evening at Kyleakin (A&EH)
15th Oct 2018 Yellow-browed Warbler still at Tigh an Drochaid, Portree, this morning (JDJ)
15th Oct 2018 Firecrest female found this morning in Uig just up the Glen Conon road at the first bend (A.Benn)
15th Oct 2018 Whooper Swan View Image five sw over Glen Varragill, Portree (NB) & 31 at Breakish Obbe (NH) in morning; 38 south over Broadford in afternoon (MB, A&EH); 31 over Galmisdale, Eigg (JC); 15 landed at Staffin early evening (E.Cusack)
15th Oct 2018 Pink-footed Goose View Image four at Breakish Obbe (NH)
15th Oct 2018 Wheatear View Image two late birds at Kilmory, Rum (SM)
15th Oct 2018 Yellowhammer single at feeders in Plockton (JS)
15th Oct 2018 Brambling View Image singles reported only at Glasphein, Staffin (MP) and at Harrapool (NB)
14th Oct 2018 Yellow-browed Warbler single in morning from path leading to New Pier, Broadford (PK) and present later in afternoon (MB) (see Gallery); another behind Tigh na Drochaid, Portree from river path (NB)
14th Oct 2018 Mediterranean Gull adult towards the head of Loch Portree late afternoon, scanned from near Aros (NB
14th Oct 2018 Short-eared Owl View Image bird again on Ardnish, Broadford (NH, P.O.-W)
14th Oct 2018 Chiffchaff single at Corry Lodge, Broadford (PK) (see Gallery); single at Kilmory, Rum (SM)
14th Oct 2018 Whooper Swan View Image two south at Portree (NB); 10 at Loch Suardal (ST); four at Ullinish Point (PS)
14th Oct 2018 Brambling View Image six in the Uig area (ML, AB); single at Plockton (JS) & 15 at Harrapool (MB)
14th Oct 2018 Wheatear View Image two late birds at Kilmory, Rum (SM) & a single on Ardnish, Broadford (NH)
14th Oct 2018 Blackcap View Image female at Kilmory, Rum (SM) and a male at Braes (GR)
13th Oct 2018 Barn Owl View Image single in Breakish at 0630 (RMcM)
13th Oct 2018 Yellow-browed Warbler bit of an influx nationally but first report for the general area is a single at Kilmory, Rum (SM)
13th Oct 2018 Barnacle Goose View Image 30 at Kilmory, Rum (SM)
13th Oct 2018 Whooper Swan View Image 16 over Ashaig, Broadford (RD) with perhaps the same group flying n/w later (RL)
13th Oct 2018 Fieldfare View Image 25 at Portnalong (ST) & 30 at Harrapool (NB)
13th Oct 2018 Redwing View Image 60 at Harrapool (MB, + 90 later in Broadford area (NB); 60 in Portree (JDJ) & report also from Kyleakin (A&EH)
13th Oct 2018 Brambling View Image 12 at Harrapool (MB); 12 in Uig Wood (AB) - with big flock of Chaffinch at Uig and 60 in Harrapool (NB)
13th Oct 2018 Great Northern Diver View Image single at Camas an Sgianadin, Broadford (RL)
13th Oct 2018 Brent Goose View Image 50 briefly at Galmisdale Bay, Eigg (E.Weldon)
13th Oct 2018 Wheatear View Image late bird near the Sgurr of Eigg (J.Robertson)
12th Oct 2018 Brambling View Image at least 5 under feeders at Kinloch, Rum, this morning (SM) - looks like there has been a major influx in the west yesterday so watch your feeders! (See Gallery); single at Portree (LB) & three in Harrapool (CB)
12th Oct 2018 Redwing View Image 13 at Harrapool (NB)
12th Oct 2018 Red-legged Partridge View Image single still at Kyleakin (CMacA))
12th Oct 2018 Little Egret View Image confirmed two birds across the Sound of Sleat with birds at both Back of Keppoch, Arisaig, & at the head of Loch Ailort (SMacD)
11th Oct 2018 Fieldfare View Image 8 over Scullamus + 16 Mistle Thrush & a few Redwings (RMcM)
11th Oct 2018 Common Crossbill View Image 6 over Portree (NB) + 23 Redwing (NB)
11th Oct 2018 Swallow two in Broadford still (NB)
11th Oct 2018 Brambling View Image 15 in Broadford with Chaffinches - unusual to have this number and early (NB)
11th Oct 2018 Grey Plover View Image single in Broadford Bay (MB)
11th Oct 2018 Barn Owl View Image single again at Edinbane (CR)
10th Oct 2018 Goldeneye first of the autumn, female at the head of Loch Carron (RMcM)
10th Oct 2018 Whooper Swan View Image 7 west over Breakish Obbe (NH) & 6 on floodwater at Kilmory, Rum (SM) (see Gallery)
10th Oct 2018 Mediterranean Gull adult still Bayfield, Portree, late afternoon (RMcM) (see Gallery)
10th Oct 2018 Brent Goose View Image family group of four still in Broadford Bay (NB)
10th Oct 2018 Little Egret View Image bird seen at the head of Loch Ailort (SMacD) - could be the bird which was at Back of Keppoch, Arisaig, recently
10th Oct 2018 Wheatear View Image straggler at Kilmory, Rum (SM)
9th Oct 2018 Whooper Swan View Image the 17 which flew into Broadford Bay yesterday remained until early afternoon then flew south (RMcM); 4 in Breakish Obbe (NH) & family group of 5 at Kilmory, Rum (SM)
9th Oct 2018 Brent Goose View Image the family group of four in Broadford Bay moved to Ashaig (RMcM) - but now seem to have moved back again!!
9th Oct 2018 Swallow late family group of four at Varragill House, Portree (NB)
9th Oct 2018 Little Egret View Image a bird has been present at Back of Keppoch, Arisaig, since last Thursday (per SMacD)
9th Oct 2018 Chiffchaff single at Drumfearn, Sleat (PK)
9th Oct 2018 Redwing View Image trickling through with a few at Harrapool (NB)
9th Oct 2018 Barnacle Goose View Image group of 4 over Kilmory, Rum (SM)
9th Oct 2018 Mediterranean Gull adult at Bayfield, Portree, again late afternoon (JDJ) (see Gallery)
8th Oct 2018 Pink-footed Goose View Image three probably overnighted Glas Eilean, Broadford & flew south this morning - 4 Brents still (RMcM)
8th Oct 2018 Redwing View Image 7 at Portree (NB) and several arrived Rum (SM)
8th Oct 2018 Whooper Swan View Image big movement south this morning & chance there may be duplication in these counts :21 flew south over Broadford Bay early (MB); 7 east at Staffin (EMacd); 9 south at Portnalong (JT); 19 south at Loch Greshornish (JMck); 16 over Kyleakin Obbe (A&EH) ; another 20 flew south at Ashaig midday (NH); 17 landed Broadford Bay 1300 hrs. (MB); 9 at Neist Point & 4 at Loch Suardal (JE); 16 grounded in the sea at Kilmory, Rum (SM)
8th Oct 2018 Swallow late bird at Kinloch, Rum, this morning (SM)
8th Oct 2018 Mediterranean Gull adult at Bayfield, Portree (NB) (see Gallery)
8th Oct 2018 Jack Snipe View Image two over at Neist Point (JE)
8th Oct 2018 Slavonian Grebe single on Loch Dunvegan at Colbost (JE)
8th Oct 2018 Short-eared Owl View Image singles in Glendale and above Meanish Pier (JE)
8th Oct 2018 Lapland Bunting probable juvenile at Kilmory, Rum (SM) (see Gallery)
8th Oct 2018 Barnacle Goose View Image 67 in four small groups south through Kilmory, Rum (SM)
7th Oct 2018 Viking Gull hybrid Glauc/Herring Gull again at Bayfield, Portree (NB)
7th Oct 2018 Brent Goose View Image still family group of four in Broadford Bay (JDJ)
7th Oct 2018 Black-tailed Godwit View Image single in Kyleakin Obbe (MB)
7th Oct 2018 Little Egret View Image reported yesterday and present today on the shore of outer Loch Carron near Strome Castle, W.Ross (per PS) - should be viewable from Lochalsh side
6th Oct 2018 Barnacle Goose View Image 8 at Kilmory, Rum (SM)
6th Oct 2018 Willow Warbler View Image late bird on Torrin Road, Broadford (NB)
6th Oct 2018 Brent Goose View Image four in Broadford Bay - family group of two adults & two juveniles (NB)
6th Oct 2018 Whooper Swan View Image 7 south over Scullamus, Breakish, early evening (RMcM)
6th Oct 2018 Grey Wagtail View Image three different birds between Aird & Point of Sleat, probable migrants (RMcM) & four at Harrapool support that view (NB)
6th Oct 2018 Merlin View Image single chasing Pipits at Torrin Pools (G.Hodgson)
5th Oct 2018 Brent Goose View Image 11 in Broadford Bay this morning which left, then another 20 arrived (MB)(see Gallery)
5th Oct 2018 Whooper Swan View Image 7 south over Drumfearn (PK)
5th Oct 2018 Pink-footed Goose View Image single with Greylags at Dunvegan (AS)
5th Oct 2018 Canada Goose View Image single with Greylags at Treaslane (M.Brown)
5th Oct 2018 Hen Harrier View Image male seen flying from Scalpay to hunt on Raasay (J.England)
4th Oct 2018 Barnacle Goose View Image 8 south over Portree (NB)
4th Oct 2018 Whooper Swan View Image single on Loch Long, Lochalsh (PS)
4th Oct 2018 Arctic Tern View Image late bird in Loch Snizort from the ferry (RMcM)
4th Oct 2018 Leach’s Storm Petrel single in Loch Snizort s/e of Ascribs from the ferry (AS)
4th Oct 2018 Grey Phalarope View Image single off Waternish Point from the ferry (AS)
3rd Oct 2018 Sooty Shearwater View Image single from Uig-Lochmaddy ferry and a Manx Shearwater (RMcM)
3rd Oct 2018 Whooper Swan View Image three over Kilmory, Rum (SM)
3rd Oct 2018 Grey Plover View Image single at Waterloo, Broadford (NB)
2nd Oct 2018 Arctic Skua View Image single pale phase bird in Sound of Raasay (RMcM)
2nd Oct 2018 Whooper Swan View Image three south at Loch Greshornish (JMck)
2nd Oct 2018 Viking Gull a ‘Glaucous Gull’ was reported again at Portree today (JDJ,NB) - photographs were obtained today which confirmed the bird is a hybrid between Glaucous/Herring Gull know as a Viking Gull - thanks to Peter Stronach the Recorder
1st Oct 2018 Wheatear View Image straggler near the pier on Eigg (JC)
1st Oct 2018 Great Northern Diver View Image single still in Broadford Bay (NB)
1st Oct 2018 Whoopers Swan 11 south at Loch Pooltiel (AS)
1st Oct 2018 Short-eared Owl View Image single on Ardnish, Broadford (P.O.-W)

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