Bird News

Rare and scarce bird records for 2018 can be viewed here

The Obs is closed for the winter but updates will appear as infrequent visits to the isle permit

2019 Bird News

15th February

Pink-footed geese 4s, Teal 15, Skylark 1.

14th February

Weather: W2-3, mainly overcast but dry.

Teal 3, Eider 40, Fulmar 200, Gannet 8, Oystercatcher 30, Curlew 59, Turnstone 10, Kittiwake 30, Black-headed Gull 1, Woodpigeon 2, Short-eared Owl 2, Carrion Crow 2, Wren 2, Blackbird 2, Robin 3, Rock Pipit 30.

13th February

Weather: W3-4, mainly overcast but dry.

Shelduck 1, Teal 3, Eider 40, Fulmar 200, Cormorant 86, Sparrowhawk 1, Oystercatcher 30, Curlew 57, Turnstone 10, Purple Sandpiper 20, Woodcock 1, Redshank 1, Kittiwake 15, Common Gull 1, GBB Gull 110, Herring Gull 2000, Woodpigeon 2, Short-eared Owl 4, Peregrine 1, Carrion Crow 2, Wren 2, Blackbird 1, Song Thrush 1, Robin 2, Pied Wagtail 1, Rock Pipit 30.

7th February

Peregrine (male), Kestrel, Short-eared Owl 3, Rock Pipit 44, Wood Pigeon 2, Blackbird 3, Robin 1

11th January

Weather: mainly clear NW2.

Eider 25, Fulmar 50, Oystercatcher 50, Curlew 100, Turnstone 1, Redshank 2, Common Gull 10, Kestrel 1, Peregrine 1, Short-eared Owl 6, Woodpigeon 4, Blackbird 4, Robin 3, Dunnock 1, Wren 2, Carrion Crow 2, Rock Pipit 25.

10th January

Weather: mainly cloudy NW2.

Teal 2, Eider 25, Grey Heron 1, Red-necked Grebe 1, Fulmar 50, Oystercatcher 50, Curlew 100, Turnstone 6, Purple Sandpiper 16, Redshank 2, Kestrel 1, Short-eared Owl 6, Woodpigeon 4, Blackbird 4, Robin 3, Dunnock 1, Wren 2, Carrion Crow 2, Rock Pipit 25.

9th January 2019

Weather: Clear, bright W2.

Teal 20, Eider 25, Cormorant 65, Shag 200+, Grey Heron 1, Fulmar 50, Oystercatcher 50, Curlew 130, Turnstone 1, Purple Sandpiper 1, Redshank 2, Great Black-backed Gull 280, Herring Gull 500, Guillemot 50, Kestrel 1, Short-eared Owl 1, Woodpigeon 4, Blackbird 4, Robin 3, Starling 1, Carrion Crow 2, Rock pipit 20.