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  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 19th August 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th August 2019. Updated throughout the day Balemore, North Uist 36 Black-tailed Godwits were there today. Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 07:30 - 10:25 Weather: Wind W backing WSW f4 gust f6. Bright at first followed by 8/8...
  2. Hooded Merganser

    Hooded Merganser

    Male Hooded Merganser, St Kilda March 2018 (C) Jane Pilkington
  3. Hooded Merganser

    Hooded Merganser

    Male Hooded Merganser, St Kilda March 2018 (C) Jane Pilkington
  4. Two-barred Crossbill

    Two-barred Crossbill

    Two-barred Crossbill, Bruernish, Barra, August 2019 (C) Bruce Taylor
  5. B

    National Rarity 6th August 2019

    I found a male Two-barred Crossbill at Bruernish, Barra this morning. It flew in from the north at around 11.10 and fed on spruce cones until around mid day. At one point it flew off high to the east before returning a minute or so later. It was extremely vocal. There has been no sign of it...
  6. Two-barred Crossbill

    Two-barred Crossbill

    Sub adult male Two-barred Crossbill, langass Woods, North Uist August 2019 (C) Ian Thompson
  7. White-rumped Sandpiper

    White-rumped Sandpiper

    White-rumped Sandpiper, Caolis, vatersay July 2019 (C) Ian Thompson
  8. White-rumped Sandpiper

    White-rumped Sandpiper

    White-rumped Sandpiper, Caolis, Vetersay July 2019 (C) Ian Thompson
  9. Calandra Lark

    Calandra Lark

    Calandra Lark, Paible, North Uist 2019. (C) Paul Donald
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 19th July 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th July 2019. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Late news:- The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen on the hill above the village on Monday [15th July] Bedersaig, Isle of Harris A Rose-coloured Starling was there today.
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th July 2019

    Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th July 2019. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Late news:- The female ***Snowy Owl*** is still being seen occasionally, last report being on July 2nd Balranald, North Uist The Quail was again heard singing near the camp site...
  12. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th July 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th July 2019. Updated throughout the day Barvas, Isle of Lewis The Rose-coloured Starling was still there today. Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A *Common Rosefinch* was reported as being present in the castle grounds this afternoon Langass...
  13. Hawkeye

    23rd June 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd June 2019. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A Rose-coloured Starling and a Quail seen on the machair at Aird an Runair this morning Rubh' Arnal, North Uist A 2CY Glaucous Gull was there today Coot Loch, Benbecula A...
  14. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 21st June 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st June 2019. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A male ***Blyth's Reed Warbler*** has been singing and showing on and off by the visitor centre today. The Curlew Sandpiper was still nearby at Aird an Runair Garrabost...
  15. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 18th June 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th June 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis 2 second summer *Mediterranean Gulls* were seen there this afternoon Loch Sandary, North Uist A Glaucous Gull was there today Aird an Runair, North Uist The...
  16. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 17th June 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th June 2019. Updated throughout the day Carinish, North Uist A Rose-coloured Starling and a Lesser Whitethroat were seen there this afternoon Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:10 - 09:20 Weather: Wind mostly SW F3...
  17. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 14th June 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th June 2019. Updated throughout the day Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis The Tree Sparrow was still there today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:55 - 09:00 Weather: Wind WNW backing W F2, 8/8 cloud, 8/8 cloud, dull with light...
  18. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 12th June 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th June 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis 3 House Martins were there today. A Storm Petrel was feeding close inshore at nearby Port of Ness this evening. Lochmaddy, North Uist 3 Storm Petrels, 10 Puffins...
  19. MisterT

    National Rarity 11th June 2019

    The Osprey is still looking to be at home on Loch Druidibeg.
  20. MisterT

    Scottish Rarity 10th June 2019

    A visit to North Loch Eynort on a very calm morning meant that I could hear the birds singing. Two male Whitethroats were in full voice and a Spotted Flycatcher was near the car park. There were several pairs of Redpolls in the new planation, some of which drew my attention to a roosting...