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  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 21st November 2021

    Wester Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st November 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 3 Little auks, 2 Sooty Shearwaters and a juvenile Iceland Gull were seen there this morning. A Drake ***Lesser Scaup*** and an adult Iceland Gull wer nearby at Loch Stiapabhat...
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 6th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Ardmhor, Barra Two drake *Green-winged Teal* were again near the ferry terminal Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:15-11:25 Weather: Wind SW veering W f7 gust f9. Murky with rain...
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 22nd July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd July 2021. Updated throughout the day Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris 85 Common Scoters were seen there this morning Loch Sandary, North Uist An immature Iceland Gull was there this afternoon Carnan, South Uist A *Common Crane*...
  4. Hawkeye

    18th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Stoneybridge, South Uist A 2CY Iceland Gull flew north early afternoon
  5. Hawkeye

    29th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis Four Tree Sparrows seen there this morning. A Wood Sandpiper was seen nearby at Loch Stiapabhat in the afternoon Loch Barvas, Lewis The two Little Stints were seen there again this...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 27th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Barvas, Lewis A Little Stint and male Ruff were seen there today Loch Sandary, North Uist An Iceland Gull and two Glaucous Gull’s were seen there this morning. Kilaulay, South Uist The...
  7. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 26th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Balemore, North Uist A 3CY Iceland Gull was on the machair this afternoon. Two 2CY Glaucous Gulls and a 2CY Iceland Gull were nearby in fields by Loch Sandary Kilaulay, South Uist A *Red-spotted...
  8. Hawkeye

    23rd May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd May 2021. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A 2CY Glaucous Gull was seen by the track to Aird an Runair late morning. A Curlew Sandpiper was by Loch na Reivil late evening Loch Sandary, North Uist The two male Ruff...
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** was again seen in village bay Loch Paible, North Uist A juvenile Iceland Gull was there early morning Carnan, South Uist Two Common Redpolls are still...
  10. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 11th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Late news:- Two Short-eared Owls were seen there yesterday Butt of Lewis A juvenile Iceland Gull was seen by pools near the lighthouse this morning. A male Pochard was nearby at...
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A Carrion Crow was there this afternoon Back, Lewis Circa 25-30 Pink-feet and a Barnacle Goose were seen there today Balelone, North Uist 98 Barnacle Geese came in from the sea...
  12. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 8th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Barvas, Isle of Lewis A flock of 21 *Snow Geese* which included two blue-phase birds were seen in the north-east corner of the loch. Also present were 2 pale-bellied Brent Geese, and one...
  13. Hawkeye

    7th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Clettreval, North Uist 80 Barnacle Geese were in fields by the road to the St Kilda viewpoint. Two Glaucous Gulls were also in the vicinity Aird an Runair, South Uist A Ruff and an immature...
  14. Hawkeye

    6th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 6th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Lewis A juevnile Iceland Gull and 48 Pink-footed Geese were there today. Baleshare, North Uist The drake Garganey was again seen on Loch Mor Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting...
  15. Hawkeye

    5th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Branahuie, Stornoway, Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gull was there this afternoon Loch Sandary, North Uist An immature Iceland Gull was there this morning Aird an Runair, North Uist Two dark phase...
  16. Hawkeye

    3rd May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd May 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Sandary, North Uist A Glaucous and an Iceland Gull were there this morning. A second juvenile Glaucous Gull was on the roadside loch at Bayhead in the afternoon Coot Loch, Benbecula A male...
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 29th April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th April 2021. Updated throughout the day St. Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** was present today Butt of Lewis An immature Iceland Gull was there early afternoon. Ten Lapland Buntings were still present this morning nearby on Lionel machair...
  18. Hawkeye

    26th April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th April 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis two juvenile Iceland Gulls were seen there early afternoon Barvas, Isle of Lewis 12 Woodpigeons were present today The range, South Uist 58 Black-tailed Godwits and 51 Whimbrel...
  19. Hawkeye

    24th April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th April 2021. Updated throughout the day St. Kilda The ranger reports a few migrants around, Iceland Gull, Redwing, Pink-footed Goose, Black-tailed Godwit and that the White-tailed Eagle remains there too Lionel, Isle of Lewis Ten...
  20. Hawkeye

    19th April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th April 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis An Iceland Gull was seen there today. Two Woodpigeons were nearby at Knockaird this morning Baleshare, North Uist A juvenile Glaucous Gull and 18 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were...
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