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 John Poyner (  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
30th Apr 2020 Nuthatch pair thought to be feeding young in the Arisaig area but at a different nest site from the previous two years (RD,MW)
30th Apr 2020 Whimbrel View Image 10 in Broadford Bay (MB) & 6 at Back of Keppoch, Arisaig (SMacD)
30th Apr 2020 Dunlin View Image numbers building up with 110 in Broadford Bay (MB)
29th Apr 2020 Marsh Harrier female flew over Waterloo, Broadford then south (RMcM) - this is the 5th Skye record since 1994, all of them in spring with the last in 2018.
29th Apr 2020 Whimbrel View Image at least 8 at Waterloo, Broadford (RMcM)
29th Apr 2020 Magpie a single on Canna is the 1st record for the island (GG)
29th Apr 2020 Corncrake View Image no reports of calling birds yet but bird noted on Trotternish, Skye (NH)
28th Apr 2020 Snow Goose sp bird recently reported at Waterstein seen again today (RS)
28th Apr 2020 Whimbrel View Image four at Loch Portree & 7 at Waterloo, Broadford (NB,RMcM) (see Gallery)
28th Apr 2020 Canada Goose View Image still three at Loch Portree (NB)
28th Apr 2020 White Wagtail View Image light passage of Icelandic birds at the moment with two at Lower Milovaig (AS - see Gallery) and two at Balmeanach Bay, Braes (WM)
28th Apr 2020 Whitethroat View Image another report on the circular walk at Mallaig (NR)
27th Apr 2020 Whinchat View Image both male & female in garden at Scullamus, Broadford today (RMcM)
27th Apr 2020 Sedge Warbler View Image singing birds in Broadford (NB) and Uig Bay (SG)
27th Apr 2020 Garganey View Image a female seen in flight at Loch Portree (NB) - another great lockdown bird & only the 3rd record for Skye
27th Apr 2020 Iceland Gull View Image 1st winter bird at Bayfield, Portree (NB)
27th Apr 2020 Chiffchaff singing bird Kyleakin forestry (EH)
27th Apr 2020 Common Tern View Image three off the pier on Eigg (N.Barnes)
27th Apr 2020 Whimbrel View Image 16 at the head of Loch Portree (NB)
26th Apr 2020 Purple Sandpiper View Image still 11 off the West Bay car park, Mallaig (NR)
26th Apr 2020 Whooper Swan View Image still three lingering at the Black Lochs, Broadford (RMcM) (see Gallery)
26th Apr 2020 Magpie single at Portnalong (ST) & another at Upper Achintore, Fort William (SC)
26th Apr 2020 Twite View Image 15 visiting feeders at Ord (JD)
26th Apr 2020 Canada Goose View Image five now at Loch Portree (NB)
26th Apr 2020 Nuthatch still visiting feeders on Eigg (JC) (see Gallery)
25th Apr 2020 Nuthatch following the recent report at Roag, there was a probable female on feeders at Miller’s Cottage, Eigg, this morning (JC). This is the 1st record for Eigg and only the 2nd for the Small Isles following the record on Rum last year
25th Apr 2020 Redwing View Image lingering bird at Kinloch, Rum (SM)
25th Apr 2020 Whimbrel View Image 8 at a Loch Portree (NB) and two over Scullamus, Broadford (RMcM); 10 at Waterloo & 7 on Ardnish, Broadford (PO-W); four at Ashaig early evening (RMcM)
25th Apr 2020 Puffin 30 in outer Loch Poolteil with large numbers of auks moving south in the Minch (AS) (see Gallery)
25th Apr 2020 Canada Goose View Image three at Lochlonghead, Lochalsh (PS) & two at Loch Portree still (NB)
25th Apr 2020 Grasshopper Warbler reeling birds at Blackhill, Edinbane (CR), Waterloo (PO-W) & Scullamus Broadford (RMcM)
25th Apr 2020 Common Whitethroat View Image singing bird Lower Milovaig (AS)
25th Apr 2020 Pink-footed Goose View Image movement north & east over Ardnish, Broadford, three skeins totalling 159 (PO-W)
25th Apr 2020 Iceland Gull View Image 2nd winter bird at Broadford Bay (NB)
25th Apr 2020 Whinchat View Image territorial bird back at Harrapool, Broadford (NB)
25th Apr 2020 Pink-footed Goose View Image single Pink-foot with Greylags at Ashaig this afternoon (A&EH) (see Gallery)
24th Apr 2020 American Cliff Swallow the bird found at Meanish Pier Glendale on 27.8.2019 by Sam Llangois, has been accepted by BBRC. It is now No. 267 on the Skye list, is new to Highland and the 1st record for Scotland.
24th Apr 2020 Common Whitethroat View Image 1st report of the year at Drumfearn, Sleat (PK)
24th Apr 2020 Whimbrel View Image moving north over Rum today (SM); 3 in Broadford Bay & 4 in Loch Portree (NB); 7 at Ashaig, Broadford at high tide (RMcM)
24th Apr 2020 Black-throated Diver View Image four off Ashaig, Broadford, in evening (RMcM)
23rd Apr 2020 Tree Sparrow the long staying Lower Milovaig bird was last seen on April 20 - maybe looking for a mate ? (AS)
23rd Apr 2020 Whimbrel View Image 10 at Loch Portree + two Canada Geese (NB)
23rd Apr 2020 Sedge Warbler View Image singing bird at Scullamus, Broadford (RMcM)
23rd Apr 2020 Grasshopper Warbler reeling birds at Kinloch, Rum (SM); at Scullamus, Broadford (RMcM) & Camascroise, Sleat (NH)
23rd Apr 2020 Whinchat View Image single at Portree (JDJ)
23rd Apr 2020 Whooper Swan View Image three stragglers still on Black Lochs, Broadford (RMcM)
23rd Apr 2020 House Martin View Image c 30 at Dunvegan (CA)
22nd Apr 2020 Golden Plover 27 at Suardal, near Loch Cillchroisd (MB)
22nd Apr 2020 Whimbrel View Image five at Loch Portree (NB), four at Waterloo high tide (RMcM) & 6 on Loch Slapin near Torrin (JB)
22nd Apr 2020 Greenshank five at Loch Portree (NB) & three at Loch Slapin (JB)
22nd Apr 2020 Grasshopper Warbler reeling bird between Fanks & Braebost (SP)
22nd Apr 2020 Blackcap View Image 7 singing in Balmacara woodland, Lochalsh (DM)
22nd Apr 2020 Sedge Warbler View Image 1st report of the year at Portree (JDJ)
21st Apr 2020 Grasshopper Warbler three reeling at Leitir Fura, Kinloch (MB), and a single at Mallaig (NR)
21st Apr 2020 Peregrine View Image pair over Croft at Kildonan, Edinbane (SC)
21st Apr 2020 Whimbrel View Image four at Waterloo, Broadford at high tide (RMcM) (see Gallery)
21st Apr 2020 Corncrake View Image please see the blog for information regarding recording Corncrake calls
21st Apr 2020 Hoopoe single flew across road at Corpach, Lochaber, whilst on route to work (SC) - another candidate for best bird seen during lockdown.
21st Apr 2020 Whinchat View Image singles reported at Drumfearn (PK) & Lower Milovaig (AS)
21st Apr 2020 Garden Warbler singing bird at Leitir Fura, Kinloch + 11 singing Blackcap (MB)
21st Apr 2020 Tree Pipit View Image 1st report of the year with two singing birds on the upper path Leitir Fura, Kinloch, (MB) &two later around the car park (RMcM)
21st Apr 2020 Black-throated Diver View Image two at Lochailort & two Red-throated Diver (SC)
21st Apr 2020 Golden Plover 16 on Ardnish, Broadford (A&EH)
20th Apr 2020 Twite View Image another colour ringed bird at Ferinquarrie, Glendale, recently (LS) was ringed at Dovey, Wales on 26.11.18
20th Apr 2020 Black-throated Diver View Image six probable non-breeding birds in Sound of Sleat off Ostaig (RMcM)
20th Apr 2020 Nuthatch at least a single bird seen in the territory near Arisaig (RD,MW)
20th Apr 2020 Common Sandpiper View Image two at The Aird, Gedintailor (WM), two at Kyleakin Obbe (A&EH) & three at Waterloo, Broadford (RMcM)
20th Apr 2020 Whimbrel View Image at least 10 in Broadford Bay at high tide (RMcM)
19th Apr 2020 Twite View Image colour ringed bird for several days at Lower Breakish is another Montrose bird, originally ringed in December 2018, now the 3rd bird in this combination found on Skye recently (Emma Whatson)
19th Apr 2020 Magpie bird at Lower Milovaig (AS) - probably the same reported at Waterstein lately
19th Apr 2020 Brambling View Image bird heard calling at Portree (NB)
19th Apr 2020 Ring Ouzel View Image one heard singing on Heaste Road then flew off west - probably a passage bird (MB); also another at the Quiraing, Trotternish, which is a breeding area (SP)
19th Apr 2020 Blackcap View Image male in Dunvegan Woods (CA)
19th Apr 2020 Grasshopper Warbler reeling bird at Old Corry, Broadford (MB)
19th Apr 2020 Garden Warbler singing bird Fort William (SC) - 1st report
19th Apr 2020 Oystercatcher colour ringed bird at Loch Scresort looks like it’s part of a study in the Exe Estuary, Devon (SM)
18th Apr 2020 Grey Plover View Image single at Kildonan Bay, Eigg, is the 1st since 2011 (JC)
18th Apr 2020 Whimbrel View Image single on Ardnish (PO-W) & 6 flew west at Lusa River, Broadford (RMcM)
18th Apr 2020 Canada Goose View Image three in Broadford Bay (MB) & just a single at Isleornsay (RC)
18th Apr 2020 Common Sandpiper View Image single at Lower Milovaig (AS), another at Waterloo (PO-W) and a pair at Loch Achaid na h’ Inich, Plockton (DM)
18th Apr 2020 Cuckoo two reports from Heaste (JW, DR); at Drumfearn (PK) & from Achintore, Lochaber (SC)
18th Apr 2020 Grasshopper Warbler reeling birds at Drumfearn (PK) and Heaste Road, Broadford (MB)
17th Apr 2020 Grasshopper Warbler 1st report of reeling bird at Portree (JDJ)
17th Apr 2020 Blackcap View Image singing birds reported Uig (SG); two in Broadford & two Portree area (NB); single at Kildonan, Eigg (JC) & two at Camas na Sgianadin, Broadford (RMcM) - this species continues to increase significantly throughout the area
17th Apr 2020 Cuckoo widespread reports from Plockton (JS), Kinloch Rum (SM); Tokavaig (DJ); Lochlonghead (PS); Upper Breakish (P&RD) & Isleornsay (RC)
17th Apr 2020 Iceland Gull View Image 1st winter bird at Loch Portree (NB)
17th Apr 2020 Nuthatch another great ‘lockdown’ bird, visiting feeders at Roag, Dunvegan (Moira Forsyth)
17th Apr 2020 Whinchat View Image pair on track to Loch Langaig, Staffin - 1st of the year (SP)
17th Apr 2020 Golden Plover 17 at Back of Keppoch & a single Pinkfoot at nearby Traigh (SMacD)
17th Apr 2020 Sandwich Tern View Image two in Broadford Bay (MB)
17th Apr 2020 Wheatear View Image leucorhoa Greenland types at Drumfearn (PK) & Heaste (NB)
17th Apr 2020 Grey Plover View Image two in Broadford Bay early evening (MB) - spring records are getting scarce
17th Apr 2020 Whimbrel View Image two in Scullamus in morning (RMcM); single on Ardnish, Broadford (NH) and 7 Broadford Bay in evening (MB)
16th Apr 2020 Twite View Image since JDJ trapped the Islay bird in his garden on 11.4 he has controlled a further 7 colour ringed birds - 4 of which wintered in Montrose and the other 3 in England - see the retweet on my Twitter feed. Turnover of birds visiting the garden likely to be 80-100
16th Apr 2020 Pink-footed Goose View Image single at the head of Loch Greshornish (JMcK)
16th Apr 2020 Common Sandpiper View Image single at Harrapool (A&EH) & another at Uig Bay (SG)
16th Apr 2020 Blackcap View Image singing birds Lochailort (SC,SMacD) & two at Armadale (RMcM)
16th Apr 2020 Cuckoo two calling birds Ostaig, Armadale (RMcM); & single at Howlin, Eigg (C.Davies) & others at Kilbride, Torrin (DI) and Ullinish (F.MacK)
16th Apr 2020 Golden Plover 9 on Ardnish Broadford (NH)
16th Apr 2020 Redshank flight of 30 birds arrived from south and landed on the beach at The Aird, Gedintailor (WM)
16th Apr 2020 Kittiwake 130+ in Broadford Bay along with large numbers of mixed gulls on back of northerly winds (MB)
16th Apr 2020 Canada Goose View Image two at the head of Loch Portree (NB)
15th Apr 2020 Iceland Gull View Image three at Loch Portree, two 1st winter & a 2nd winter (NB)
15th Apr 2020 Cuckoo 1st reports of the year from Glen Varragill, Portree (Christine Moore); Camuscroise, Sleat (per PK) & near Aros, Portree (SP)
15th Apr 2020 House Martin View Image breeding birds have returned to Drumfearn, Sleat (PK) and Staffin (SP)
15th Apr 2020 Glaucous Gull View Image 2nd winter bird at Loch Poolteil (AS)
15th Apr 2020 Whooper Swan View Image still three lingering on the Black Lochs, Broadford (FS)
15th Apr 2020 Great Northern Diver View Image 11 In Pabay Sound, Broadford (NH)
14th Apr 2020 Glaucous Gull View Image 1st winter & 1st winter Iceland Gull at Bayfield, Portree (NB)
14th Apr 2020 Barnacle Goose View Image single in Broadford Bay flushed by White-tailed Eagle & flew east (PO-W)
14th Apr 2020 Ringed Plover View Image numbers building up in Broadford Bay to 138 + 38 Turnstone & a single Knot (MB)
14th Apr 2020 Whooper Swan View Image 25 north up the Minch from Lower Milovaig (AS)
14th Apr 2020 Twite View Image reports of Twite visiting feeders in Uig, Portree & Broadford - many birds are colour ringed (see Gallery) so please check birds carefully for rings
14th Apr 2020 Common Sandpiper View Image single at Loch Portree + a single Canada Goose (NB)
14th Apr 2020 Great Northern Diver View Image 9 in Pabay Sound, two Slavonian Grebes & a Whimbrel on Ardnish (NH)
14th Apr 2020 Blackcap View Image singing bird at Kylerhea (PO-W)
14th Apr 2020 Swallow several over Treaslane Woods (DFM) & several reports Broadford
13th Apr 2020 Slavonian Grebe five in summer plumage off Ardnish, Broadford + 9 Great Northern Diver & three Great Skua (NH)
13th Apr 2020 Iceland Gull View Image 1st & 2nd winter birds on Loch Portree (NB)
13th Apr 2020 Swallow still thin on the ground with reports from Drumfearn (PK), Staffin (TL) Kyleakin (AH) and Balmeanach, Braes (WM)
13th Apr 2020 Brambling View Image single below feeders at Staffin (TL)
13th Apr 2020 Black-throated Diver View Image two in Balmeanach Bay, Braes (WM)
13th Apr 2020 Shoveler pair on Canna (GG) - this is probably the 1st record for Canna
12th Apr 2020 Common Sandpiper View Image two at Lochlonghead (PS) and a single near Ashaig (RMcM) (see Gallery)
12th Apr 2020 Red-breasted Merganser View Image 24 between Ashaig & Lusa & a Black-throated Diver (RMcM)
12th Apr 2020 Great Northern Diver View Image 10 between Ashaig - Lusa (RMcM) & 15 in Pabay Sound (NH) - might be duplication in these
12th Apr 2020 Slavonian Grebe excellent count of 9 in Pabay Sound (NH) - these are Icelandic birds & will head north shortly
12th Apr 2020 Pink-footed Goose View Image passage north today included 9 & 35 over Fort William (SC); 32 over Breakish (NH); 33 over Portree (NB)
12th Apr 2020 Iceland Gull View Image 1st winter bird still at Portree (NB)
12th Apr 2020 Common Crossbill View Image pair at Loch Achaid na h’Inich, Plockton (MBl)
12th Apr 2020 Snow Goose sp bird at Waterstein flew in off the sea and photographed (Rhona Smith) - (see Gallery) - this looks like a Lesser Snow Goose though the dark markings on the wings are more extensive than normal
12th Apr 2020 Swallow four at Isleornsay (RC)
12th Apr 2020 Great Skua View Image pair attacked & killed an Oystercatcher in Broadford Bay (MB)
11th Apr 2020 Common Sandpiper View Image 1st bird of the year in Broadford Bay (MB)
11th Apr 2020 Canada Goose View Image four at Loch Scresort, Rum (SM)
11th Apr 2020 Twite View Image a number of birds turning up in gardens at Portree included this ringed bird - Black N4 was ringed in Islay on 3.12.19 (JDJ) (see Gallery)
11th Apr 2020 Redwing View Image 100 at Kinloch, Rum (SM) & 300 heading nw through Harrapool (PO-W)
11th Apr 2020 Black-tailed Godwit View Image two in Breakish Obbe (NH)
11th Apr 2020 Barnacle Goose View Image 40 in two groups at Staffin (Liz Macdonald)
10th Apr 2020 Willow Warbler View Image three at Drumfearn (PK); singles at Uig (SG), Lochailort (SC), Portnalong (ST) & Kildonan, Eigg (JC) & Rum; two at Isleornsay (RC) & three at Camas na Sgianadin, Broadford (RMcM)
10th Apr 2020 Twite View Image 9 in garden Portree, in morning increased to 15 later (JDJ)
10th Apr 2020 Pink-footed Goose View Image 70 north over Scullamus, Broadford (RMcM) in morning & 60 nw over Drumfearn early afternoon & 40 later (PK)
10th Apr 2020 Great Skua View Image two off Rum (SM) & two off Ardnish, Broadford, attacking a Greylags Goose (PO-W)
10th Apr 2020 Common Crossbill View Image 3/4 at Camas na Sgianadin, Broadford (RMcM)
10th Apr 2020 Slavonian Grebe four in full breeding plumage at Camas na Sgianadin, Broadford + 8 Great Northern Diver (RMcM)
10th Apr 2020 Whimbrel View Image two on Ardnish, Broadford (PO-W)
9th Apr 2020 Willow Warbler View Image 1st of the year with two singing Scullamus, Broadford & a single at Kyleakin forestry (RMcM); two Lower Breakish (NH) & two Blackpark, Broadford (NB)
9th Apr 2020 Blackcap View Image male at Kinloch, Rum, & female at Isleornsay (RC) (see Gallery)
9th Apr 2020 Redwing View Image still 200 Kinloch, Rum (SM) & similar numbers Isleornsay (RC); 140 Breakish (NF) & 300 Harrapool (NB)
9th Apr 2020 Swallow singles at Dunan & Blackpark, Broadford (NB) & 4 Sand Martins Portree (JDJ)
9th Apr 2020 Whimbrel View Image three at Waterloo, Broadford (NB)
9th Apr 2020 Yellowhammer female at feeders Millers Cottage, Eigg (JC)
9th Apr 2020 Great Northern Diver View Image 13 in Pabay Sound and & 5 Slavonian Grebes (NH); 4 in Uig Bay (ML)
9th Apr 2020 Great Skua View Image single on Ardnish & 51 Ringed Plover (NH)
9th Apr 2020 Iceland Gull View Image 2nd winter bird at Loch Poolteil (AS)
9th Apr 2020 Black-throated Diver View Image two on Loch Greshornish (SC) & a single in Uig Bay (ML)
9th Apr 2020 Golden Plover 18 over Lower Milovaig (AS) & 8 on Bheinn Fhuar, Earlish (NH)
8th Apr 2020 Shore Lark View Image a male recently spent about a week in the Elgol area regularly visiting a garden to feed on seed spread on the lawn. It was last seen on 5.4.20 by A&J MacDonald - this is only the 2nd record for Skye & Lochalsh with the last bird seen at Portree in 1980.
8th Apr 2020 Iceland Gull View Image 1st winter birds still at Bayfield, Portree (NB) & at Kinloch, Rum (SM)
8th Apr 2020 Redwing View Image still good numbers moving through with largest flocks of 100 at Kinloch Rum (SM) and 300 Harrapool/Waterloo (NB)
8th Apr 2020 Chiffchaff single in Harrapool, Broadford (NB)
8th Apr 2020 Red-breasted Merganser View Image 28 between Lusa & Ardnish on daily walk (RMcM)
8th Apr 2020 Great Northern Diver View Image 14 at Loch Ainort + two Slavonian Grebes (NB)
8th Apr 2020 Snow Bunting View Image single flushed from the roadside between Sconser & Sligachan (NB)
8th Apr 2020 Sand Martin View Image singles at Kildonan, Edinbane (SC) & Cleadale, Eigg (B.Cormack)
8th Apr 2020 Canada Goose View Image pair in Frithaird Bay, Plockton (MBl)
7th Apr 2020 Whimbrel View Image 1st report of the year with five at Glas Eilean, Broadford (MB)
7th Apr 2020 Chiffchaff singing birds at Kinloch, Rum (SM) & at Uig woods (SG) & Glen Nevis (SC)
7th Apr 2020 ‘comic’ Tern 8 unidentified terns in Broadford Bay at Waterloo + 3 Sand Martins (MB)
7th Apr 2020 Merlin View Image male at Upper Milovaig (AS) and single at Ardnish, Broadford, yesterday (NH)
7th Apr 2020 House Martin View Image 1st report at Kinloch, Rum today (SM); also two in Glen Nevis (SC)
7th Apr 2020 Swallow singles at Camas na Sgianadin, Broadford (MMcM) & at Kyleakin (A&EH)
7th Apr 2020 Redwing View Image 50 at Isleornsay late afternoon (RC)
7th Apr 2020 Great Skua View Image single at Glas Eilean, Broadford (MB,NB)
7th Apr 2020 Tree Sparrow still at Lower Milovaig & has been since 9th Nov making it the longest staying Tree Spug that we know off on Skye (AlisonS)
6th Apr 2020 Reed Bunting View Image lots of Reed Buntings being reported in gardens at the moment - this is the time they will be feeding up to get into breeding condition before dispersing to breed on to wet Croft ground and the margins of lochs
6th Apr 2020 Swallow 1st report of the year at Lower Milovaig (AS)
6th Apr 2020 Manx Shearwater View Image 1st reports of the year with a bird off Rum (SM) & another off Kildonan, Eigg (JC)
6th Apr 2020 Blackcap View Image male on fatballs at Waterloo, Broadford (JB)
6th Apr 2020 Shelduck 8 in Broadford Bay 30 Ringed Plover (A&EH)
6th Apr 2020 Great Northern Diver View Image five off Ardnish, Broadford, & two Slavonian Grebes (NH)
6th Apr 2020 Silver Pheasant the mystery of this species continues with a male at Kensaleyre (ML) (see Gallery)
6th Apr 2020 Whooper Swan View Image 6 still at Black Lochs, Broadford (RMcM)
6th Apr 2020 Sand Martin View Image two at Harrapool from garden (MB)
5th Apr 2020 Pink-footed Goose View Image 200 north over Rum this morning (SM)
5th Apr 2020 Chiffchaff single at Isleornsay (RC)
5th Apr 2020 Iceland Gull View Image two at Portree, 1st & 2nd winter (NB)
5th Apr 2020 Glaucous Gull View Image 2nd winter bird at Portree (NB)
5th Apr 2020 Woodcock bird flushed from a nest in Braes (G.Billett) - nesting reports of this species in Skye are scarce
5th Apr 2020 Slavonian Grebe three in Pabay Sound & three Red-throated Diver (NH)
5th Apr 2020 Wheatear View Image bit of an influx with 6 on Ardnish, Broadford (NH)
4th Apr 2020 Jack Snipe View Image single flushed on morning walk at Portree (JDJ)
4th Apr 2020 Grey Geese (GWF ?) skein of 75 sw to ne through Broadford this morning (RMcM); skeins of 50, 100 & 120+ over Dunvegan this morning (CA) - information that lots of Greenland Whitefronts left Islay this morning so just a chance! AS also had two flocks of 25 over Lower Milovaig which looked like Pink-feet
4th Apr 2020 Redwing View Image good numbers overnight at Isleornsay & 300 there in evening (RC); estimated 800 through Broadford today (NB) & 200+ Kinloch, Rum (SM) - also reports from Ashaig & Dunvegan today
4th Apr 2020 Whooper Swan View Image 24 north over Loch nan Eala, Arisaig (RD)
4th Apr 2020 Shorelark View Image single present at an undisclosed site in west Skye for several days - with Skylarks (AMacD) - this is only the 2nd record for Skye
4th Apr 2020 Fieldfare View Image 40+ on Plockton shinty pitch
4th Apr 2020 Magpie bird seen at Waterstein (Brian Smith) - possibly the same bird seen first at Isleornsay then at Treaslane Woods
3rd Apr 2020 Great Northern Diver View Image four in Uig Bay(SG) & 8 in Camas na Sgianadin, Broadford (RMcM)
3rd Apr 2020 Slavonian Grebe five in Pabay Sound (NH) & two at Camas na Sgianadin (RMcM)
3rd Apr 2020 Chiffchaff singing bird at Duncraig, Plockton (JS)
3rd Apr 2020 Great Skua View Image single in Pabay Sound (NH)
3rd Apr 2020 Black-throated Diver View Image two in Uig Bay & two Red-throated Divers (SG)
3rd Apr 2020 Common Crossbill View Image 8 in forestry at Camas na Sgianadin, Broadford, including juveniles (RMcM) (see Gallery)
3rd Apr 2020 Whooper Swan View Image four north over Rum (SM)
3rd Apr 2020 Redwing View Image small numbers in Broadford (JB) but 100+ at Ashaig early evening in full chorus (MS)
3rd Apr 2020 Yellowhammer male on Canna today (per GG) - a bird last year was the 1st record in 50 years! Also 4 Canad Geese
2nd Apr 2020 Chiffchaff single at Budmhor, Portree (NH)
2nd Apr 2020 Meadow Pipit View Image 120 at Uig (SG)
2nd Apr 2020 Iceland Gull View Image 2nd winter bird at Uig Bay (SG)
2nd Apr 2020 Common Crossbill View Image pair in forestry at Camas na Sgianadin, Broadford during daily walk (RMcM)
2nd Apr 2020 Canada Goose View Image two at Kildonan Bay, Eigg (JC)
1st Apr 2020 Iceland Gull View Image 2cy bird at Portree - seen from kitchen window (NB); two juveniles at Uig Bay late afternoon (ML)
1st Apr 2020 Whooper Swan View Image 9 at Black Lochs, Broadford (A&EH) & four at Loch nan Dubrachan, Sleat (RMcM)
1st Apr 2020 Song Thrush View Image early incubation noted at Kinloch, Rum (SM)
1st Apr 2020 Garden Birds reports today included Red-throated Diver at Kilbride, Bullfinch at Fernlea, Reed Bunting and male Hen Harrier at Scullamus
1st Apr 2020 Jack Snipe View Image single on Glas Eilean, Broadford (MB)
1st Apr 2020 Barn Owl View Image one calling Portree (when putting the bin out) (MH)

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