birds

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  1. Hawkeye

    22nd April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 22nd April 2019. Updated throughout the day. Sollas, North Uist 3 Arctic Skuas seen over the beach Loch Dusary, North Uist 43 Pink-footed Geese were seen. Baleshare, North Uist 22 Black-tailed Godwits reported North Ford, North Uist 2...
  2. BrianR

    21st April 2019

    A Cuckoo was heard by David Bateson at Callernish, North Uist this morning.
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 20th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 20th April 2019. Updated throughout the day. Near Skigersta, Ness, Isle of Lewis A *White-billed diver* was reported today, it later drifted off to the north-west. Lochmaddy, North Uist 2 Common Terns were seen in the harbour. Berneray...
  4. Hawkeye

    17th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 17th April 2019. Updated throughout the day. Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Seawatch between 07:25 - 07:45 Weather: Wind SE f 4-5, mix of 8/8 high cloud and sunny periods. Temp 8-9 C. Eider 1S, Common Scoter 2N, Long-tailed Duck 1S 1N...
  5. Hawkeye

    16th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 16th April 2019. Updated throughout the day. Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis 278 Long-tailed Ducks and 17 Pink-footed Geese and were on the loch today. Ness, Isle of Lewis 200+ Golden Plover on the machair. Rubha Ardvule, South Uist A...
  6. BrianR

    Local Rarity 15th April 2019

    In a couple of Lochmaddy gardens, North Uist visited this morning there was a Chiffchaff, at least two singing Goldcrests and both Siskin and redpoll were heard. At Carinish, North Uist in the afternoon a Slavonian Grebe was still present (near Rubha nan Ron) and a Canada Goose of the nominate...
  7. Hawkeye

    13th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 13th April 2019. Updated throughout the day. Today saw the first of the Voluntary Seabirds at Sea (VSAS) surveys. Three teams are covering Oban - Barra, and Ullapool - Stornoway and Kennacraig - Islay. Observer on Calmac's MV Loch...
  8. Hawkeye

    10th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 10th April 2019. Updated throughout the day. Fivepenny, Ness, Isle of Lewis A Black Redstart was present early afternoon. Photo (c) and courtesy of Shona Morrison
  9. Hawkeye

    9th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 9th April 2019. Updated throughout the day Rubha Ardvule, South Uist A seawatch today 07:05 -> 09:30 Weather: Wind ESE - SE f3-4. Early cloud thinning to bright and sunny conditions. Barnacle Geese 379N, Whooper Swans 7N, Red-throated...
  10. BrianR

    8th April 2019

    There was a good movement of Barnacle Geese today through North Uist with a minumum of 4,000 recorded. Around half were on the ground at Balranald NR. At Aird an Runair in a half an hour seawatch some 315 (four skeins) came in from well out before turning to N (apart from 20 that came over...
  11. Wheatear

    Wheatear

    Wheatear, South Uist (C) Ian Thompson
  12. Redwing

    Redwing

    Redwing, South Uist (C) Ian Thompson
  13. Purple Sandpiper

    Purple Sandpiper

    Purple Sandpiper, South Uist (C) Ian Thompson
  14. Linnet

    Linnet

    Female Linnet, South Uist (C) Ian Thompson
  15. Redwing

    Redwing

    Redwing, Askernish, south Uist 2019. (C) Hebridean Imaging
  16. Long-Tailed Duck

    Long-Tailed Duck

    Long-tailed Duck, South Uist
  17. Blackbird

    Blackbird

    Blackbird, Barvas, Lewis. November 2018. (C) Graham Forsyth
  18. YvonneB

    National Rarity Bonaparte's Gull, South Uist, 2nd February 2013 by Yvonne Benting

    Bonaparte's Gull Near Stoneybridge, South Uist 2nd February 2013 by @YvonneB I was on my own and spending the morning surveying Howbeg to Bornish for the annual winter goose count, taking in all the side roads. I headed down to the Ard Michael cemetery and couldn’t resist popping in to a small...
  19. YvonneB

    Mega!!! American Robin, South Uist, 21st November 2013 by Ian Thompson

    American Robin, South Uist 21st November 2013 Second record for the Outer Hebrides Article by @MisterT Thursday 21st November 2013 dawned and for once the weather forecast looked to be proven right, calm. “Calm” is a relative expression here as the previous 3 days had been particularly...
  20. YvonneB

    Scottish Rarity Serin, South Uist, 10th April 2014 by Yvonne Benting

    Serin 10th April 2014 A first for the Outer Hebrides by @YvonneB Having just returned home from a months birding holiday in Texas, enduring three flights, and an arduous 30 hour return journey with constant problems and suffering during the flights with a very painful inner ear problem, we...