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  1. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 24th May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th May, 2019. Updated throughout the day Bolnabadoch, Barra The **Purple Heron** was again at Loch an Ali, showing occasionally Barvas, Lewis A Turtle Dove was seen there today Loch Fada, Benbecula The Little Egret was seen there this...
  2. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 23rd May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd May 2019. Updated throughout the day Bolnabadoch, Barra The **Purple Heron** was again at Loch an Ali, showing occasionally Loch Portain, North Uist Three Long-tailed Skuas flew north today at 12:30. A Fieldfare was also reported...
  3. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 22nd May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd May 2019. Updated throughout the day Bolnabadoch, Barra The **Purple Heron** was again at Loch an Ali, showing occasionally. A Spotted Flycatcher was also seen on the island Loch Paible, North Uist A pale-bellied Brent Goose was...
  4. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 21st May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 21st May 2019. Updated throughout the day Brevig, Barra A female/2CY male *Golden Oriole* was there this morning Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Wood Warbler was in the Castle Grounds in trees beside Willowglen Burn. At least 10 singing...
  5. Purple Heron

    Purple Heron

    Purple Heron, Bolnabadach, Barra May 2019 (C) Ian Ricketts
  6. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 17th May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 17th May 2019. Updated throughout the day Bolnabadoch, Barra The **Purple Heron** was again at Loch an Ali this morning Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Whitethroat was singing in the castle grounds this morning and a Grey Wagtail was on the...
  7. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 16th May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th May 2019. Updated throughout the day Bolnabadoch, Barra A **Purple Heron** was at Loch an Ali this morning and again late afternoon Butt of Lewis A Dotterel was seen 800 metres to the west of the lighthouse this afternoon Loch...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 9th May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th May 2019. Updated throughout the day North Tolsta, Isle of Lewis 39 Pink-footed Geese flew north this afternoon Aird an Runair, North Uist 3 Dotterels were near the car park this morning and were then joined by a fourth early...
  11. B

    Scottish Rarity 7th May 2019

    On Barra the Little Bunting is still showing well at Eoligarry on the path in front of the church this morning.
  12. B

    Scottish Rarity 6th May 2019

    On Barra there's a Little Bunting at Eoligarry church this afternoon. The bird is feeding on the path in front of the church and showing superbly. This morning there was a Redwing at Northbay. Good numbers of Whimbrel are still around the island including a flock of 59 at Allasdale.
  13. B

    National Rarity 4th May 2019

    On Barra a Wood Warbler was at Castlebay at 11am, in bushes on the east side of the football pitch, singing occasionally. Also 15+ Lesser Redpolls, a Whitethroat and unusually for Barra in May a Dunnock.
  14. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 30th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th April. Updated throughout the day Nask, Barra The male **Serin** was still in gardens by the junction at Nask this morning but more mobile than yesterday. Also male Brambling, Grasshopper Warbler and the roaming Great Tit are all in...
  15. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 29th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th April 2019. Updated throughout the day Lionel, Isle of Lewis 3 Dotterel were in fields near to Ness Football Club stadium. A Coot, 4 Whooper Swans and 5 Pink-footed Geese were nearby on Loch Stiapabhat in the afternoon. 2 skiens of...
  16. 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!
  17. Avocet

    Avocet

    Avocets, Howmore River, South Uist. April 2019 (C) Ian Thompson
  18. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 27th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th April 2019. Updated throughout the day Ardivachar, South Uist 2 Common Scoter were there toady Carnan, South Uist 2 Common Redpoll were seen today Garryhellie, South Uist A House Martin was seen there today Ruhba Ardvule, South...
  19. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 26th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th April 2019. Updated throughout the day Coot Loch, Benbecula The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was on the loch again early afternoon along with 4 Black-tailed Godwits. A Ruff was seen nearby on Loch Fada Eoligarry, Barra A single...
  20. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 24th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th April 2019. Updated throughout the day Coot Loch, Benbecula The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was seen on the loch this afternoon. 7 Whimbrel and 3 White Wagtails were nearby at Borve Point. Smerclate, South Uist 8 Whimbrel and 16...