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  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 2nd October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd October 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch na Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis 8 Whooper Swans were seen on the lock this morning which increased to 15 mid afternoon Northton, Isle of Harris A Swallow and two Redwings were there this...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 1st October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st October 2019. Updated throughout the day Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis A Lesser Whitethroat was there today West side of Loch Bee, South Uist A Lapland Bunting was present today plus a minimum of 8 Pink-footed Geese. Howmore, South...
  3. Hawkeye

    8th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 500 Sooty Shearwaters, 1 juvenile Pomarine Skua, 1 Arctic Skua and 150 Manx Shearwaters were feeding off shore this morning along with and number of Great Skuas and a mass of...
  4. Hawkeye

    4th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist 4 Leach's Storm Petrel, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Grey Phalarope, 1 European Storm Petrel and 4 Arctic Terns flew south today Loch Paible, North Uist 10 Black-tailed...
  5. Hawkeye

    3rd September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd September 2019. Updated throughout the day Bornish, South Uist 8 Black-tailed Godwits and 3 Ruff were on flooded fields by the entrance to the machair this morning. 7 Ruff were there in the evening Kildonan, South Uist c160...
  6. Hawkeye

    2nd September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd September 2019. Updated throughout the day Cross, Isle of Lewis 2 Whooper Swans, thought to be new arrivals were on a loch there Loch Morsgail, Isle of Lewis Late news:- yesterday, 10 pink-footed Geese were seen to briefly land on...
  7. Hawkeye

    29th August 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th August 2019. Updated throughout the day Callanish, Isle of Lewis A Reed Warbler was found dead there today. The finder said that it "literally fell out of the sky" Loch Sandary, North Uist 4 Ruff and 10+ Black-tailed Godwits were...
  8. Hawkeye

    27th August 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th August 2019. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist 4 Whimbrel and a Lapland Bunting was seen on the reserve today Loch Sandary, North Uist 35 Black-tailed Godwits and 2 Ruff were by the loch Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist...
  9. Hawkeye

    24th August 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th August 2019. Updated throughout the day Baleshare,North Uist 54 Black-tailed Godwits, 7 Whimbrel and 3 Ruff were there this afternoon Locheport, North Uist The Rose-coloured Starling is still visiting a garden there Ardivachar...
  10. Hawkeye

    22nd August 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd August 2019. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 1 dark phase Artic Skua , 3 Great Skua, 200+ Manx Shearwaters, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 15 Storm Petrels, and 3 Black-throated Divers passed south between 0900 - 1200. 11 Black-tailed...
  11. 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...
  12. Hawkeye

    18th August 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th August 2019. Updated throughout the day Lower Barvas Isle of Lewis 14 Woodpigeon were seen there today Bragar Bay, Isle of Lewis 3 Great Northern Divers and a Ruff were seen there this morning Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris 110...
  13. Hawkeye

    17th August 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th August 2019. Updated throughout the day Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:10 - 10:05 Weather: Wind SW f5-6, 5/8 cloud with isolated shower at first, becoming bright and sunny. Temp 13-15C A near 4 hour seawatch this...
  14. Hawkeye

    16th August 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today. 16th August 2019. Updated throughout the day Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris Circa 50 Common Scoters and 2 Velvet Scoters were reported today Borve, Benbecula 16 Black-tailed Godwits were on the cut fields this morning Ruhba Ardvule...
  15. B

    12th August 2019

    At Aird an Runair, North Uist at 11.25 hours a flock of 28 Knot flew S followed shortly after by a flock of 32 Redshank. Aso here were two Hen Harriers (one was certainly a juvenile and the other probably - the first I have seen fledged this year). At Carinish, North Uist in the early...
  16. Hawkeye

    10th August 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th August 2019. Updated throughout the day Ardroil, Isle of Lewis An Osprey was seen Flying over Uig Lodge this morning Baleshare, North Uist 3 Black-tailed Godwits were there today. Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 05:50 -...
  17. Hawkeye

    24th July 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th July 2019. Updated throughout the day Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:20 - 08:55 Weather: Wind S - SSE f2-3, 8/8 cloud initially, clearing with some sunshine later. Temp 17C. A 2+ hour seawatch this morning produced 3...
  18. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 23rd July 2019

    Western Isles /Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd July 2019. Updated throughout the day Lochmaddy, North Uist A Pomarine Skua was seen for the Uig - Lochmaddy ferry today Caolas, Vatersay The adult **White-rumped Sandpiper** was again on the beach this morning. Still present in the...
  19. Hawkeye

    21st July 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st July 2019. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis 700+ Manx Shearwaters flew north this morning between 09:00 - 10:30 Loch Druidibeg, South Uist Late news:- of an Osprey again being present on Friday evening [19th...
  20. Hawkeye

    18th July 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th July 2019. Updated throughout the day Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 07:00 - 10:15 Weather: Wind SW F4, mix of 8/8 cloud and sunny spells. Less sunshine later. Temp 13.7-15C A 3+ hour seawatch this morning produced 2...