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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 12th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th March 2020. Updated throughout the day The Braigh, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Glaucous Gull was there today Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Glaucous Gull was seen at Marybank Salmon Plant today Loch Sandary, North Uist The *Snow...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The ***Richardson's Cackling Goose*** was again seen amongst Barnacle Geese Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The 3rd winter Glaucous Gull was again at Marybank Salmon...
  12. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis An adult Iceland Gull and a 2CY Glaucous Gull were seen there early morning Aird an Runair, North Uist The juvenile Iceland Gull and a juvenile Glaucous Gull were...
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Balranald,North Uist The two ***Cackling Geese *** and a dark juvenile Iceland Gull were seen there today. An immature Glaucous Gull, drake Pintail and 60+ Snow Buntings were nearby at Aird an...
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 8th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch Paible, North Uist The *Snow Goose*, 40 Pale-bellied Brent Geese and eight Whooper Swans were seen there today Baleshare, North Uist 50 Snow Buntings were there today
  15. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 6th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Rubh' Arnal, North Uist Five Glaucous Gulls, an Iceland Gull and 60 Brent Geese were there today Loch Sandary, North Uist The *Snow Goose* was by the loch this morning Baleshare, North Uist...
  16. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 3rd March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd March 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch Sandary, North Uist The *Snow Goose* was seen there this morning amongst Greylag Geese Rubh' Arnal, North Uist A Glaucous Gull, 3 Iceland Gulls and 45 pale-bellied Brent Geese were there...
  17. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 1st March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st March 2020. updated throughout the day Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Glaucous Gull was there today Baleshare, North Uist Three Glaucous Gulls and a Snow Bunting were at Eachkamish this morning Craigston, Barra A juvenile...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 26th February 2020

    Western Isles /Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th February 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The ***Cackling Goose*** first reported on 13th February was seen again today at the north end of the loch amongst Barnacle Geese Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A...
  19. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 24th February 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th February 2020. Updated throughout the day Knockintorran, North Uist The adult white morph *Snow Goose* was there again today. A Coot was nearby on Loch Sandary Traigh Mhor, Barra A Little Auk was seen near the airport today
  20. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 22nd February 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd February 2020. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist 4 immature Glaucous Gulls and 30+ Snow Buntings were there today