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Outer Hebrides 2011

A good start to the new year with 60 species found just in South Uist on the 1st January.

Updated: 6th January 2011

Species seen so far this year in the Outer Hebrides: 73

Lifers: 0

UK tick, 1 (Green-winged Teal)

Mute Swan Cygnus olor 01/01/2011 Loch Bornish
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus 01/01/2011 Loch Bornish
Greylag Goose Anser anser 01/01/2011 Keeper’s Loch
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis 02/01/2011 RSPB Balranald
Shelduck Tadorna tadorna 01/01/2011 Ardvule
Wigeon Anas penelope 01/01/2011 Loch Bornish
Teal Anas crecca 01/01/2011 Loch Bornish
Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis 01/01/2011 Ardvule (north bay)
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos 01/01/2011 Loch Bornish
Shoveler Anas clypeata 02/01/2011 Coot Loch
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula 01/01/2011 Keeper’s Loch
Eider Somateria mollissima 01/01/2011 Ardvule
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis 02/01/2011 Stinky Bay
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra 02/01/2011 Berneray
Goldeneye Bucephala clangula 01/01/2011 Keeper’s Loch
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator 01/01/2011 Peninerine
Red-throated Diver Gavia stellata 01/01/2011 North Locheynort
Great Northern Diver Gavia immer 01/01/2011 Ardvule
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis 01/01/2011 Locheynort
Slavonian Grebe Podiceps auritus 02/01/2011 Berneray causeway
Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 01/01/2011 Ardvule
Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis 02/01/2011 Stinky Bay
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 01/01/2011 Peninerine
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla 01/01/2011 Bornish
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus 02/01/2011 Committee Road
Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 01/01/2011 Locheynort
Buzzard Buteo buteo 01/01/2011 Bornish machair
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos 01/01/2011 Locheynort
Kestrel Falco tinnunculus 01/01/2011 Kildonan
Merlin Falco columbarius 01/01/2011 Loch Bee
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus 01/01/2011 Ardvule, north bay
Moorhen Gallinula chloropus 06/01/2011 Daliborough
Coot Fulica atra 02/01/2011 Coot Loch
Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus 01/01/2011 Ardvule
Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula 01/01/2011 Ardivachar
Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria 01/01/2011 Peninerine
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola 01/01/2011 South Ford (Heb Jewellery)
Lapwing Vanellus vanellus 01/01/2011 Bornish machair
Knot Calidris canutus 02/01/2011 Stinky Bay
Sanderling Calidris alba 01/01/2011 Peninerine
Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima 01/01/2011 Peninerine
Dunlin Calidris alpina 01/01/2011 Ardivachar
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica 01/01/2011 Ardivachar
Curlew Numenius arquata 01/01/2011 Ardvule (north bay)
Redshank Tringa totanus 01/01/2011 Loch Bornish
Greenshank Tringa nebularia 01/01/2011 Locheynort
Turnstone Arenaria interpres 01/01/2011 Bornish machair
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 01/01/2011 Iochdar
Common Gull Larus canus 01/01/2011 Ormiclate
Herring Gull Larus argentatus 01/01/2011 Bornish
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus 01/01/2011 Ardvule (north bay)
Rock Dove Columba livia 01/01/2011 Askernish
Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 01/01/2011 Grogarry
Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus 01/01/2011 Locheynort
Wren Troglodytes troglodytes 01/01/2011 North Locheynort
Dunnock Prunella modularis 01/01/2011 Askernish (garden)
Robin Erithacus rubecula 01/01/2011 Askernish (garden)
Blackbird Turdus merula 01/01/2011 Askernish (garden)
Fieldfare Turdus pilaris 01/01/2011 Askernish
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos 01/01/2011 Iochdar
Redwing Turdus iliacus 01/01/2011 Askernish (garden)
Goldcrest Regulus regulus 01/01/2011 North Locheynort
Hooded Crow Corvus cornix 01/01/2011 North Locheynort
Raven Corvus corax 01/01/2011 Bornish
Starling Sturnus vulgaris 01/01/2011 Askernish (garden)
House Sparrow Passer domesticus 01/01/2011 Bornish
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs 01/01/2011 North Locheynort
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla 01/01/2011 Bornish
Greenfinch Carduelis chloris 01/01/2011 Askernish (garden)
Twite Carduelis flavirostris 01/01/2011 Bornish machair
Lesser Redpoll Carduelis cabaret 02/01/2011 Berneray
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis 02/01/2011 Stinky Bay
Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus 02/01/2011 RSPB Balranald
Annual total 73