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  1. BrianR

    Scottish Rarity 22nd October 2019

    From Angus Murray - Mike Dilger recorded eight White-rumped Sandpipers today in same place that concentration has been seen recently (on pools in amongst beach seaweed at Ardivachar, South Uist).
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 21st October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st October 2019. Updated throughout the day Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:20 - 10:00 Weather: Wind SW f3 increasing f4. 8/8 high cloud. Temp9C. A near 2 hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Eider (S), 4 Red-throated...
  3. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 20th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis A **White-rumped Sandpiper** was there this morning [see post below] Clachan a Luib, North Uist 28 Whooper Swans were on Oban a Chlachain Claddach Baleshare, North...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 19th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Paible, North Uist The ***Snow Goose*** and a ***Cackling Goose*** was seen there today South Ford, South Uist A little Egret was seen there this morning and later at Loch Bee...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 18th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis 8 Snow Buntings and 68 Pink-footed Geese were seen arriving from the east this morning. A 3CY Glaucous Gull flew south mid afternoon and 4 Pink-feet were feeding...
  6. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 17th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Ness, Isle of Lewis A Swallow was there today Barvas, Isle of Lewis 45 Pink-footed Geese were seen in a field there Borve, Berneray Circa 1000 Barnacle geese and 7 Pink-footed Geese were...
  7. Hawkeye

    Mega!!! 16th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A *Bluethroat* was seen on the island today Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A ***Long-billed Dowitcher*** was seen there this afternoon Borve, Berneray 3 **White-rumped...
  8. Hawkeye

    Mega!!! 15th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Ahmore, North Uist A juvenile ***Laughing Gull*** flew north along the road just south of Ahmore about 15:30 but couldn't be relocated. Scolpaig, North Uist 3 Snow Buntings were seen there...
  9. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 14th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis A male Blackcap and a Waxwing were there around midday Loch Siapabhat, Isle of Lewis circ 50 barnacle Geese were seen to fly over, 30 of which returned and settled...
  10. BrianR

    National Rarity 13th October 2019

    After completing a WeBS count at Baleshare, North Uist I stopped to scan through a flock of Golden Plover that were outside the count area and opposite Loch na Paisg. On the fringes of the flock was a moulting adult American Golden Plover. It was pretty distant and I wasn't able to obtain any...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Langass, North Uist A Yellow-browed Warbler was there again today Carinish, North Uist Circa 300 Barnacle Geese flew south-east this afternoon. The Range, South Uist 2 **White-rumped...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th October 2019

    News from Andrew 10 whoopers over the house this morning, 10 barnacle geese N at Balgarva. drake pintail, 36 gadwall (highest count I can recall here) and 26 shoveler on Coot Loch.
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 30th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A single Snow Bunting was still there early afternoon. A single Yellow-browed Warbler was nearby in Port of Ness Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis A Pectoral Sandpiper was seen there...
  14. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 29th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist An adult ***Whiskered Tern*** was there today along with 5 Black-tailed Godwits. 130+ Pink-footed Geese headed south and another C200 headed east Langass Lodge, North...
  15. Subalpine Warbler sp

    Subalpine Warbler sp

    Subalpine Warbler sp., Bornish, South Uist, September 2019. (C) Andrew Stevenson
  16. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 23rd September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd September 2019. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 16 Storm Petrels, 2 Leach's Petrels, 25 Arctic Skuas 20 Great Skuas and 2 Pomarine Skuas were seen from the Stornoway - Ullapool ferry today Langass Lodge, North...
  17. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 21st September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st September 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch na Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis A Little Grebe was on the loch today Scarista, Isle of Harris A **White-rumped Sandpiper** was seen at Sgarasta Bheag today Seilebost, Isle of Harris A...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist 2 *Buff-breasted Sandpipers* were with Golden Plovers near the picnic site. A Lapland Bunting, Ruff and 3 Black-tailed Godwits were also seen there [see post below]...
  19. White-rumped Sandpiper

    White-rumped Sandpiper

    White-rumped Sandpiper, Barvas, Isle of Lewis, September 2019 (C) Graham Forsyth
  20. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 17th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th September 2019. Updated throughout the day The Butt of Lewis Hundreds of Pink-footed Geese were seen arriving in off the sea this morning with 500 being seen in "just a few minutes" Barvas, Isle of Lewis The adult **White-rumped...