local rarities

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  • At a time when travel is being actively discouraged, we will not be posting any sightings that may inspire individuals to do so. We will endeavour to continue to report routine sightings that may be of interest, but not of scarce or rare birds. We thank you for your understanding and of course visiting birders will be most welcome once this crisis is over. Please be safe and sensible and follow government advice and not put our community at risk.

  1. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 27th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th March 2020 Lochmaddy, North Uist A Chiffchaff was singing there this morning Loch Sandary, North Uist The *Snow Goose* and two Pink-footed Geese were there today North Ford, North Uist An immature Glaucous Gull was there near...
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 13th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Rubh' Arnal, North Uist 4+ Iceland Gulls, 6 Glaucous Gulls and 60 pale-bellied Brent Geese were there this morning Loch Sandary, North Uist The *Snow Goose * and Coot were there again today...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 13th February 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th February 2020 The Butt of Lewis Two juvenile Glaucous Gulls were there today Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A possible ***Todd's Canada Goose*** was reported as being present amongst the Barnacle Geese Balranald, North Uist The two...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 26th January 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th January 2020. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis Two adult Glaucous Gulls and an adult Iceland Gull were seen there today Balranald, North Uist The two ***Richardson's Cackling Geese*** were seen on the reserve...
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 17th January 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th January 2020. Updated throughout the day Rubh' Arnal, North Uist 3+ Glaucous Gulls (2 juveniles and 2nd winter) were there this afternoon Baleshare, North Uist At least 4 Glaucous Gulls were seen there early afternoon Clachan...
  6. Hawkeye

    North American Horned Lark added to the British List

    The British Ornithologists’ Union Records Committee (BOURC) has added the the North American Horned Lark found at Askernish, South Uist on 9th October 2014 to the British List. In their press release the BOURC stated the following: North American’ Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris...
  7. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 23rd December 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd December 2019. Updated throughout the day Ben Risary Plantation, North Uist 25 Mealy Redpolls were seen there today Clachan, South Uist The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again at the north end of Loch Bee. 2 Long-tailed Ducks and a...
  8. Bearded Tit

    Bearded Tit

    Bearded Tit, Balgarva, South Uist 2019. (C) Chris Townsend. First for Outer Hebrides
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 25th March 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th March 2019. Updated throughout the day. Balranald, North Uist A flock of 500 Twite were seen there today Loch Sandary, North Uist The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again seen on the loch. Also a single Pink-footed Goose was nearby...
  10. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 27th March 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 27th March 2018. Updated throughout the day Balranald NR, North Uist 4 Snow Buntings in with a flock of 200+ Twite were seen near the visitors centre late this morning Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Weather: Wind S F4 veering SW then WNW...
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 26th March 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 26th March 2018. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A female Wheatear was seen early this morning and a male Wheatear was seen early afternoon on Balranald reserve. A single Snow Bunting was on the beach at Aird an Runair...
  12. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 28th February 2018

    Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th February 2018 Coot Loch, Benbecula The drake *Ring-necked Duck* is still to be found on the loch along with a drake Scaup, Pochard, a pair of Pintail and a single Greenland White-fronted Goose. Stornoway Harbour, Isle of Lewis The Little Grebe...