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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. MisterT

    30th March 2019

    Redwings again on the move through Askernish this morning with the air filled with their song and chatter in the township. Too numerous to count but 73 passed the front of the house in a ten minute period while I was drinking tea. Early afternoon there were 196 Whooper Swans on 2 lochs at...
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 29th March 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th March 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapavat, Ness, Isle of Lewis 2 Greenland White-fronted Geese were seen with a flock of possibly Icelandic Greylag Geese Loch na Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis 31 Whooper Swans were on the loch...
  3. Hawkeye

    26th March 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th March 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapavat, Ness, Isle of Lewis 3 Greenland White-fronted Geese were seen this morning as well as numerous Whooper Swans Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A 2nd winter Iceland Gull and a Great...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 25th March 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th March 2019. Updated throughout the day. Balranald, North Uist A flock of 500 Twite were seen there today Loch Sandary, North Uist The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again seen on the loch. Also a single Pink-footed Goose was nearby...
  5. Hawkeye

    24th March 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th March 2019. Updated throughout the day Berneray 7 Whooper Swans were on Borgh machair with an additional 3 on Loch Brusda. 430 Sanderling, 109 Purple Sandpiper and 197 Turnstone were on East Beach where a Short-eared Owl was flushed...
  6. Hawkeye

    23rd March 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd March 2019. Updated throughout the day Barvas, Isle of Lewis A Great Tit was visiting a garden there Balranald, North Uist 25 Pink-footed Geese flew north over the reserve at midday South Glendale, South Uist The Great Tit was...
  7. Hawkeye

    22nd March 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd March 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch nam Feithean, North Uist A single Pintail was seen there today Loch Mor, Benbecula 6 Pink-footed Geese where there this afternoon Smerclate, South Uist 17 Whooper Swans flew north while...
  8. Hawkeye

    20th March 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th March 2019. Updated throughout the day Carinish, North Uist A Tree Sparrow was there this morning Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:45 - 09:05 Weather: Wind S veering SSW F3-4, 8/8 cloud, dull and misty. Temp 6.7 - 8.9C...
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 18th March 2018

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th March 2019. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist The ***Cackling Goose*** and Canada Goose were again seen there Rubh' Arnal, Nort Uist A 3rd winter Iceland Gull and an adult Glaucous Gull were there today Carinish...
  10. Hawkeye

    12th March 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th March 2019. Updated throughout the day Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 07:25 - 10:15 Weather: Wind WSW F7 gust F9, mix of cloud, sunny spells and occasional showers. Temp 5.9 - 6.8C. A near 3 hour seawatch this morning...
  11. Hawkeye

    11th March 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th March 2019. Updated throughout the day Kilpheder, South Uist 7 Greenland White-fronted Geese were on machair. Also present were a large flock of 78 Goldfinch Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 07:15 - 09:55 Weather: Wind W...
  12. Hawkeye

    9th March 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th March 2019. Updated throughout the day Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 07:15 - 09:25 Weather: Wind WNW F5 gust F7, mix of showers and sunny spells. Temp 4 - 4.5C. A 2+ hour seawatch this morning produced 9 Eider (S), 7...
  13. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 8th March 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th March 2019. Updated throughout the day Borve, Barra The parvipes type Canada Goose was again there amongst Barnacle Geese Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 07:35 - 10:05 Weather: Wind S veering SSW F4-5. 8/8 cloud, rain for...
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 4th March 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th March 2019. Updated throughout the day Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris 40 Common Scoters were in the sound today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 07:15 - 09:45 Weather: Wind WNW backing W F 5-6, mix of occasional showers...
  15. Hawkeye

    3rd March 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd March 2019. Updated throughout the day Amhuinnsuidhe, Isle of Harris 2 Goosander were seen there today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 07:25 - 11:00 Weather: Wind W backing WSW F8-9 easing to F7-8, rain at first, sunny...
  16. Hawkeye

    27th February 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th February 2019. Updated throughout the day Knockintorran, North Uist A 2nd winter Glaucous Gull, pale-bellied Brent Goose and a Pink-footed Goose were seen there today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 07:35 - 10:40 Weather...
  17. Hawkeye

    25th February 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th February 2019. Updated throughout the day Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:10 - 10:20 Weather: Wind S-SSE f4-5, 8/8 cloud, dull with persistent rain. Temp 10C. A 2+ hour seawatch this morning produced 15 Eider (9S 6N), 2...
  18. Hawkeye

    22nd February 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd February 2019. Updated throughout the day Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 07:55 - 10:05 Weather: Wind S F7-8, 8/8 cloud some light drizzle at first. Temp 11C. A near two hour seawatch today produced 9 Eider (5S 4N), 3...
  19. Hawkeye

    21st February 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 21st February 2019. Updated throughout the day Stilligarry, South Uist A Little Egret was again by the roadside on the banks of Loch Bee Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 07:35 - 10:15 Weather: Wind S F 5-6, 8/8 cloud, occasional...
  20. Hawkeye

    20th February 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th February 2019. Updated throughout the day Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:00 - 10:20 Weather: Wind S F6-7, 8/8 cloud, dull with light rain throughout. Temp 10C. A 2+ hour seawatch this morning produced 2 Eider (S), 3...