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  1. Hawkeye

    11th April 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 11th April 2018. Sightings updated throughout the day. Ness, Isle of Lewis News from Tony: The male Lapland Bunting was again by the sheep troughs in the field leading down to the hide at Loch Stiapabhat this evening. Borve, Berneray...
  2. Hawkeye

    14th March 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 14th March 2018 Ness, Isle of Lewis 3 Snow Buntings were in the Skigersta area again today. Baleshare,North Uist The small Canada Goose was again seen on the island this afternoon. 19 Whooper Swans were on Loch Mhic Coan and another 10...
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 13th March 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 13th March 2018 Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis An adult *Ring-billed Gull*, juvenile Glaucous Gull and juvenile Iceland Gull were seen there this morning. Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of lewis A Drake *Ring-necked Duck* and a pair of Greater Scaup...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 12th March 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for toady, 12th March 2018 Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A 4CY Kumlien's Gull was seen there today Ness, Isle of Lewis 3 Snow Buntings were in the Skigersta area Loch Bhrusda, Berneray The *Common Crane* was present there again today (See BrianR's...
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 11th March 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 11th March 2018 Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A 3CY Glaucous Gull was seen there this afternoon and a juvenile was also on Loch na Tiumpan Ness, Isle of Lewis 5 Snow Buntings were in the Skigersta area today. Malacleit, North Uist A...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th March 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 10th March 2018 Ness, Isle of Lewis 5 Snow Buntings were in the Skigersta area and a further 7 were in Port of Ness. Borve, Berneray The Snow Goose was on the machair there today and the *Crane* was nearby on the west side of Loch...
  7. Hawkeye

    9th March 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 9th March 2018 Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis An immature Glaucous Gull was there this morning Loch Leurbost, Isle of Lewis An Iceland Gull was seen there today Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis 3CY Iceland Gull and a juvenile Glaucous Gull seen...
  8. Chris Johnson

    Local Rarity 8th March 2018

    A Glossy Ibis has just made a brief stop on Ardivachar Headland before moving off in the direction of Kilaulay. It was at Kilaulay that the previous records came from and is probably the same bird.
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 7th March 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 7th March 2018 Ness, Isle of Lewis 3 Snow Buntings were at in the Cross area today. Balranald, North Uist The small Canada Goose was with the Barnacle Geese and 5 Pintail were on Loch nam Feithean. Loch Paible,North Uist 2 Iceland Gulls...
  10. Hawkeye

    6th March 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 6th March 2018 Ness, Isle of Lewis 4 Snow Buntings were at in the Cross area today. Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Weather: Wind E F5, 8/8 cloud, light rain for much of the time. Temp 3.7C A 2.5 hour seawatch this morning produced 26 Eider...
  11. Hawkeye

    5th March 2018

    Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th March 2018 Ness, Isle of Lewis 5 Snow Buntings were in the Cross area today. Balranald,North Uist The small Canada Goose was seen by Loch Sgaraigh, and a single pale-bellied Brent Goose was with Barnacle Geese nearby. A pair of Pintail were on Loch...
  12. Hawkeye

    4th March 2018

    Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th March 2018 Ness, Isle of Lewis 4 Snow Buntings were in the Cross area this morning Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 1 Kumlien's Gull, 4 Glaucous Gulls and at least 28 Iceland Gulls at Goat Island this afternoon. A little Grebe was at Cuddy Point South...
  13. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 3rd March 2018

    Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd March 2018 Ness, Isle of Lewis 9 Snow Buntings were in the Cross area this morning Coot Loch. Benbecula The drake *Ring-necked Duck* and the Pochard are still be found on the loch Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Weather: Wind E backing ENE F6, initially...
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 2nd March 2018

    Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd March 2018 Ness, Isle of Lewis 5 Snow Buntings were again in the Cross area today. Borve Berneray The *Crane* is still to be found on the machair there Rubh' Arnal, North Uist At least 2 Kumlien's Gulls, 20 Glaucous Gulls and 40+ Iceland Gulls were...
  15. Hawkeye

    25th February 2018

    Carinish, North Uist 10 Whooper Swans flew in high from the south this morning. Balivanich, Benbecula An immature Glaucous Gull was seen on the beach from the town. Rubha Ardvule, South Uist During a seawatch of just over 2 hours this morning the following birds were recorded: Whooper Swan 24...
  16. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 18th February 2018

    Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th February 2018 Coot Loch, Benbecula The drake *Ring-necked Duck* is still to be found there (see post below) Grenitote, North Uist A Lapland Bunting and 50+ Snow Buntings seen on the machair there Ness, Isle of Lewis 22 Snow Buntings present this...
  17. Hawkeye

    9th February 2018

    Ness, Isle of Lewis 19 Snow Buntings were still present in the area Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist A two hour seawatch this morning produced 2 Eider (S), 6 Long-tailed Duck (S), 1 Red-throated Diver (S), 1 Great Northern Diver (S), 6 Gannet (S), 13 Shag (4S 9N), 1 Cormorant (S) and 5 auk sp (S)...
  18. Hawkeye

    8th February 2018

    Lionel, Isle of Lewis The immature Glaucous Gull was again seen there today. The 19 Snow Buntings were also nearby at Fivepenny Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis 2 adult Glaucous Gulls and an adult Kumlien's Gull were seen there today. Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist A two hour seawatch this morning...
  19. Hawkeye

    7th February 2018

    Stornoway, Isle of Lewis As many as 28 Iceland Gulls (1 adult, 24 juveniles, 2 x 3CY, and a 4CY) and a juvenile Glaucous Gull were all in the Harbour / Goat Island area. Bornish, South Uist 30 Snow Buntings were seen on the machair today. South Glendale, South Uist The male Brambling is still...
  20. Grey Plover

    Grey Plover

    Grey Plover catching a worm on the South Ford.