Bird News 2022

The obs is closed for the winter. However, occasional visits are made to the island by research personnel from UKCEH and island management staff from Nature Scot. The Observatory is grateful to them for providing out of season records.


8-9th January 2022

Passerines were scarce with only a handful of Blackbird, Robin, Wren and Rock Pipit. However raptors well represented with 2 Merlin and single Peregrine, Sparrowhawk and Buzzard. At least 4 Short-eared Owls wintering as was a Whimbrel for the third consecutive winter. Offshore were unseasonal Puffin and Black Guillemot.