outer hebrides

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  1. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 19th June 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 19th June 2018. Updated throughout the day Great Bernera, Isle of Lewis A Scaup was seen offshore today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 05:50 - 08:45 Weather: Wind WSW F5, cloud at first some sunny spells later. A near 3 hour...
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 18th June, 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 18th June 2018. Updated throughout the day Uig, Isle of Lewis A *Rose-coloured Starling* was seen at Cliff Beach this afternoon. Borve, Barra The *Rose-coloured Starling* was still on the machair near the cemetery this morning...
  3. B

    National Rarity 17th June 2018

    Kathy found an adult Rose-coloured Starling at Borve, Barra this afternoon. It was initially on the hillside above the campsite before moving out onto the machair near the cemetery in the company of about 200 Starlings. It could be the Vatersay bird moving north, or just as likely a new...
  4. BrianR

    16th June 2018

    A Quail was calling near Loch Sandary, North Uist, yesterday evening (from David Henshilwood).
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 15th June 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 15th June 2018. Updated throughout the day Vatersay An adult *Rose-coloured Starling* was on the machair to the south of the community hall Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 05:45 - 10:10 Weather: Wind varying through WSW-SW-W...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 14th June 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 14th June 2018 West Kilbride, South Uist A Grasshopper Warbler was calling there today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 05:25 - 09:30 Weather: Wind W F 8-9, 8/8 cloud with rain for most of the time A 4 hour seawatch this...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. YvonneB

    Mega!!! American Redstart, Barra, 7th to 17th September 2017 by Bruce Taylor

    The write up for the American Redstart from @Bruce American Redstart on Barra: 7th-17th September 2017 First record for the Outer Hebrides Over the years the Isle of Barra has earned a reputation as something of a rarity magnet. The Yellow Warbler got the ball rolling back in 2004 and was...
  11. YvonneB

    Mega!!! White-throated Needletail, Barra, 22nd June 2017 by Bruce Taylor

    Submitted by @Bruce :) White-throated Needletail on Barra: 22nd June 2017 Second record for the Outer Hebrides. Kathy and I had enjoyed a busy spring on Barra finding a few good birds including two Night Herons, a White-billed Diver, a singing Marsh Warbler and some Hebridean scarcities. Now...
  12. Hawkeye

    13th June 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 13th June 2018. Updated throughout the day Loch Mor, Benbecula A male Ruff was on the loch today Ardivachar, South Uist 16 Bar-tailed Godwits were seen on the beach Howmore, South Uist 4 Black-tailed Godwits were seen on the river...
  13. BrianR

    12th June 2018

    With seemingly few breeding Wheatears this year (on the Uists at least) it was disappointing that this recently fledged bird flew into a window at Carinish, North Uist recently (reported/photo by Rebeca Cotton).
  14. Hawkeye

    11th June 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 11th June 2018 Aird an Runair, North Uist A 2nd summer Glaucous Gull and an Iceland Gull were seen there this afternoon Ardivachar, South Uist Two summer plumage Long-tailed Ducks were seen offshore today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist...
  15. Hawkeye

    10th June 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 10th June 2018. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair A Curlew Sandpiper and 2 adult Iceland Gulls were there today. A 2nd summer Glaucous Gull was seen there later Claddach Vallay, North Uist A Chiffchaff and circa 4 Siskins were...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th June 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today 9th June 2018. Updated throughout the day St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** is still on St Kilda Vatersay A *Common Rosefinch* was see near Vatersay township today (See Bruce's post below) Ben Risary Plantation, North Uist A male...
  17. C

    June 8th 2018

    Rubha Ardvule 8th June 8-30 to 10-30 am. Light southerly breeze. Some swell. Overcast. Sea watch. Storm petrel 3 S. Manx Shearwater 124+ ( one group exceeded 100). Red- throated diver 3 S. Fulmar 3 N. Gannet 30. Guillemot 100 S. Auk sp 100 S, 12 N. Bottlenose dolphin 3. Nearby. Dunlin 20...
  18. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 7th June 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 7th June 2018. Updated throughout the day The Butt of Lewis A 2nd summer Iceland Gull flew north past The Butt early afternoon Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis A Curlew Sandpiper was seen there today Borve, Berneray A Pink-footed Goose...
  19. Hawkeye

    6th June 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 6th June 2018. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist An Iceland Gull and a Curlew Sandpiper were seen early afternoon. A Glaucous Gull and 2 Curlew Sandpipers were there in the evening Coot Loch, Benbecula A drake...
  20. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 5th June 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 5th June 2018. Updated throughout the day St Kilda A 2CY Iceland Gull there today Leurbost, Isle of Lewis A Whinchat was still there today Aird an Runair, North Uist The 2nd summer Glaucous Gull and 2CY Iceland Gull were still there...