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  1. Hawkeye

    Mega!!! 12th May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th May 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The ***American Bittern*** was still present and seen at first light [05:00] and reported again late morning. 6 Pink-footed Geese were also still there Note: If...
  2. Hawkeye

    Mega!!! 11th May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th May 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis ***American Bittern*** still present, last reported as "showing well" at 14:40 A *Crane* was seen flying over Lionel machair early afternoon having first been...
  3. G

    Local Rarity Mandarin Duck

    Mandarin Duck seen at Stornoway YM bridge, Jackdaws back visiting bird feeding station.Wood Pigeons enjoying a shower, laying on their sides on my path with one wing held upright in heavy rain, then swapping to the other wing followed by vigorous preening, amazing!
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 5th November 2018

    Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis A juvenile *Common Rosefinch* was seen this morning in the garden of the old Post Office (with House Sparrows). [see post below] Cliasmol, Isle of Harris A male Blackcap which has been present in a garden there for a week was joined by a female today Liniclate...
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 19th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 19th September 2018. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 4 Leach's Petrels, a juvenile Pomarine Skua, 8 Arctic Skuas, 40+ Bonxies, a Sooty Shearwater and 3 Manx Shearwaters were seen from the Stornoway - Ullapool ferry...
  6. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 18th September 2018

    News from Tony Marr at Ness Lapland Buntings at The Butt After yesterday’s flock of 4 in the morning near the lighthouse, this morning saw a further arrival. At (08.45) a flock of 45 came in over our heads along the cliffs, about a quarter of a mile SW of the lighthouse, appearing to arrive...
  7. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 14th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 14th September 2018. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A *Buff-breasted Sandpiper* and 2 Curlew Sandpipers were seen on the estuary at Traigh Mhealaboist to the north of the airport The Butt of Lewis 44 Sooty...
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 29th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 29th August 2018. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis An adult Rose-coloured Starling was at the landfill site this morning, seen mostly around the compactor Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:40 - 09:45...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 19th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 19th August 2018. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The Rose-coloured Starling was still present in Braighe Road today, seen on the wires opposite the small car park Sollas, North Uist 120 Black-tailed Godwits were on...
  10. Hawkeye

    13th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 13th August 2018. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The Rose-coloured Starling, first reported visiting a garden at 9, Brighe Road on 6th August is still to be found in the area, although now visiting an alternative...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 8th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 8th August 2018. Updated throughout the day St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen at Glean Mor, Hirta for the first time since July 12th Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The Rose-coloured Starling was still in the garden in Briaghe Road this...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 7th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 7th August 2018. Updated throughout the day Grenitote, North Uist The ***Snowy Owl*** is still to be found to the north of the picnic area Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:10 - 08:40 Weather: Wind SSW F4-5 veering WSW F5-6...
  13. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 6th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 6th Auguat 2018. Updated throughout the day At sea An adult *Sabine's Gull* and 2 Sooty Shearwaters were seen c30nm NNW of the Butt of Lewis Borve, Benbecula Circa 150 Black-tailed Godwits were in newly cut fields Ruhba Ardvule, South...
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 5th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 5th August 2018 Cnoc a' Charnain, nr Carishader, Isle of Lewis A Rose-coloured Starling was seen there today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:50 - 09:50 Weather: Wind SSW F4, 8/8 cloud, occasional misty spells and light...
  15. UistBTO

    Info BTO Regional Rep - Lewis and Harris

    BTO Regional Representative for Lewis and Harris Chris Reynolds cmreynolds@btinternet.com Tel: 01851 672 376 (summer) Tel: 01202 854 629 (rest of year)
  16. UistBTO

    Surveys Wetland Birds Survey (WeBS) - Dates for 2017

    WeBS Dates 2017 The dates for the BTO's Wetland Bird survey (WeBS) counts for the year are:- 15th January 12th February 12th March 9th April 14th May 11th June 23rd July 13th August 10th September 8th October 19th November 10th December I'm the Local Organiser for WeBS for both Lewis and...