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  • At a time when travel is being actively discouraged, we will not be posting any sightings that may inspire individuals to do so. We will endeavour to continue to report routine sightings that may be of interest, but not of scarce or rare birds. We thank you for your understanding and of course visiting birders will be most welcome once this crisis is over. Please be safe and sensible and follow government advice and not put our community at risk.

  1. Hawkeye

    22nd December 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd December 2019. Updated throughout the day Grenitote, North Uist 20 Snow Buntings were on the machair there. Malaclate, North Uist A juvenile Pale-bellied Brent Goose and 2 hybrid Canada x Barnacle Geese were amongst Barnacles Ruhba...
  2. Hawkeye

    21st December 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st December 2019. Updated throughout the day Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:50 - 10:55 Weather: Wind SW f5-6, 6/8 cloud occasional light drizzle. Temp 8C. A 2 hour seawatch this morning produced 12 Pale-bellied Brent...
  3. Hawkeye

    20th December 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th December 2019. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist Circa 400 Snow Buntings are still on the machair and a juvenile Iceland Gull was seen along the shore Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 09:00 - 10:55 Weather...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 19th December 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th December 2019. Updated throughout the day Barvas, Isle of Lewis A *Northern Goshawk* has been reported as being present since the 16th December Clachan, South Uist The Little Egret was again at the north end of Loch Bee this...
  5. Hawkeye

    15th December 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th December 2019. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist 5 Snow Buntings were amongst the Twite this afternoon Clachan, South Uist The Little Egret was at the north end of loch Bee this morning Askernish, South Uist A...
  6. Hawkeye

    14th December 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th December 2019. Updated throughout the day Berneray An adult Glaucous Gull was at the southern end of the island. 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were amongst the Barnacle Geese and a juvenile Greenland White-fronted Goose was with...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th December 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th December 2019. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist The 2 ***Cackling Geese*** were seen on the reserve today. The drake Pintail was still on Loch a Roe South Glendale, South Uist The female Blackcap is still in a garden...
  8. Hawkeye

    11th December 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th December 2019. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist 2 Pink-footed Geese were there today South Glendale, South Uist A female Blackcap was in a garden there Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:50 - 10:50...
  9. Hawkeye

    10th December 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th December 2019. Updated throughout the day Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:45 - 10:35 Weather: Wind SSW f8 gust f9, 8/8 low cloud, very dull with almost continual rain, murky at sea. Temp 10 -11C. A near 2 hour seawatch...
  10. Hawkeye

    8th December 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th December 2019. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist 24 Snow Buntings were seen on the reserve including 3 that flew out to sea towards the Monachs. The white morph Snow Goose was at Aird an Runair and a drake Pintail was...
  11. Hawkeye

    7th December 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th December 2019. Updated throghout the day South Glendale, South Uist A male Blackcap was in a garden there Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:25 - 10:55 Weather: Wind SSW f3-4, 8/8 cloud very dull with mist out to sea...
  12. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 6th December 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th December 2019. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist A Pintail was on Loch a Roe Clachan, South Uist The drake *Green-winged Teal* and the Little Egret were present at the north end of Loch Bee again this morning...
  13. Hawkeye

    5th December 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th December 2019. Updated throughout the day Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist A 1+ hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Eider (S), 2 Long-tailed Ducks (S), 1 Red-throated Diver (S), 1 Black-throated Diver (S), 2 Great Northern Divers (S), 3...
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 4th December 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th December 2019. Updated throughout the day Clachan, South Uist The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again at the north end of Loch Bee South Glendale, South Uist A male Blackcap was in a graden there Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting...
  15. Hawkeye

    3rd December 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd December 2019. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist The Snow Goose and 3 Pintail were at Loch nam Feitham today Loch Mor, Baleshare A hybrid drake American Wigeon x Eurasion Wigeon was there this afternoon Carinish...
  16. Hawkeye

    2nd December 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd December 2019. Updated throughout the day Eochar, South Uist The Little Egret was on Oban na Bual' -uachdraich this morning Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:30 - 11:00 Weather: Wind SW f5, 8/8 low cloud with drizzle...
  17. Hawkeye

    1st December 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st December 2019. Updated throughout the day Shulishader, Isle of Lewis A male Blackcap is visiting a garden there Balranald, North Uist 90 Snow Buntings and 200 Skylark were seen on the reserve. The Snow Goose and a Canada Goose were...
  18. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 30th November 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th Novemebr 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Paible, North Uist 4 Snow Buntings were seen there today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:55 - 12:30 Weather: Wind SE - ESE f 1-2, initially 5/8 cloud with prolonged sunny...
  19. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 26th November 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th November 2019. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis Two Glaucous Gulls (2CY and 1CY) were in there this morning. 3 Whooper Swans (adult with 2 juveniles) were nearby on Loch na Tiumpan Knockintorran, North Uist A...
  20. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 24th November 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th November 2019. Updated throughout the day Borve, Berneray A juvenile White-fronted Goose and a pale-bellied Brent Goose are amongst Barnacle Geese this morning Langass, North Uist Seven ***Two-barred Crossbills*** were there this...