rare birds

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  1. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 28th May 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th May 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch Sandary, North Uist The drake *Lesser Scaup* was still on the loch plus a 3CY Glaucous Gull and a male Ruff were in the area Brevig, Barra A male *Red-backed Shrike* was there this morning
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 27th May 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th May 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch Sandary, North Uist A drake *Lesser Scaup* was seen on the Loch today Rubh' Arnal, North Uist A 3CY Glaucous Gull was there and a 2CY Iceland Gull was nearby at Bayhead
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 18th May 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th May 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A Canada Goose was seen briefly at Stoth today before flying off with three Greylags Baleshare, North Uist A 2CY ***Bonaparte's Gull*** was there late this afternoon on the beach...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 14th May 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th May 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis Three Black-tailed Godwits were on the pools at Stathanais this afternoon Carinish, North Uist A *White-billed Diver*, 2 Little Terns, 500 Dunlin, 3 Whimbrel, 4 Whooper Swans and...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 30th April 2020

    News from Andrew: 30 Apr – female king eider with a small group of eider in the south bay at 8:40 this morning though the eiders had moved off by the time I got back with my camera! Also 11 pink feet and 10 greylag heading NW, latter presumably Icelandic. c10 whimbrel and 15 white wagtails. 4...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 21st April 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st April 2020. Updated throughout the day Bayhead, North Uist 32 Pale-bellied Brent Geese arrived there this evening Carinish, North Uist 2 Willow Warblers, a Swallow, 4 Pink-footed Geese and 5 Greenland Wheatears were seen around the...
  7. YvonneB

    SBRC Latest SBRC Decisions - April 2020

    Greenish Warbler, OHs, Bornish, South Uist, 03-04/09/2014, ACCEPT, 1CY Greenish Warbler, OHs, Castlebay, Barra, 13/09/2014, ACCEPT, 1CY Lesser Yellowlegs, OHs, Ardivachar, South Uist, 24/10 to 02/11/2019, ACCEPT, 1CY Kentish Plover, OHs, Borve, Berneray, 15-16/05/2017, ACCEPT, male 2CY/3CY...
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 12th April 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th April 2020. Updated throughout the day Garrabost, Lewis A *Common Crane* was seen there today Shulishader, Isle of Lewis Two Lesser-Black-backed Gulls were seen flying over this morning Carinish,North Uist A Swallow was seen early...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 6th April 2020

    News from Andrew A morning walk along the track to East Loch Ollay was enlivened by the local Buzzards chasing a Red Kite from SW-NE just north of Mid Loch Ollay, last seen heading towards Stoneybridge Waterworks.
  10. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 4th April 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th April 2020 Loch Bailfinlay, Benbecula Two *Glossy Ibis* were seen there this afternoon "Hundreds" of Redwing being reported as moving through the Ness area of Lewis and large numbers also seen at Locheport, North Uist
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 31st March 2020

    News from Tristan Four Pintail (scarce in Lewis) were in the flooded field between Sand Street (Stornoway) and Simon's Road (Steinish) this afternoon, with six Pinkfeet nearby.
  12. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 30th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th March Clachan, South Uist The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again in the channel at the north end of Loch Bee this morning South Glendale, South Uist A Siskin was seen in a garden there
  13. 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...
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 23rd March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd March 2020 Steinish, Isle of Lewis A *Common Crane* was seen from Simons Road this evening Borrisdale, Isle of Harris Two Wheatears were seen there today
  15. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 21st March 2020

    Western Isles /Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st March 2020. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Glaucous Gull was seen in Lower Sandwick today. Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris Three *Surf Scoters* (2 males and a female) were seen in amongst 260+ Common...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist The two ***Cackling Geese*** were again seen on the reserve. Loch Sandary, North Uist The *Snow Goose*, two Pink-footed Geese and the Coot were there today Clachan...
  17. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 19th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The juvenile Glaucous Gull was again seen at the Marybank Salmon factory Bunovenaeder, Isle of Harris An adult Iceland Gull was at the whaling station this morning...
  18. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 17th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th march 2020. Updated throughout the day Barvas, Isle of Lewis A Siskin was seen in a garden there Balranald, North Uist Five Snow Buntings and a 2CY Iceland Gull were seen on the reserve today Baleshare, North Uist Three Glaucous...
  19. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th Marh 2020. Updated throughgout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isles of Lewis The ***Richardson's Cackling Goose*** was again seen there amongst barnacle Geese. A juvenile Iceland Gull was also present West Gerinish, South Uist A pair of...
  20. 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...