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  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 29th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there again today
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there today. A Little Auk was in Village Bay which has been present since the 14th Clachan, South Uist A Little Egret was seen in the...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 27th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 35 Snow Buntings and a Fieldfare were present early afternoon and a Puffin was seen off-shore. Carinish, Isle of North Uist A single Chiffchaff was there. Loch Bee, Isle of...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 18th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th October 2021. Updated throughout the day. St. Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** has been seen there again today. A Jack Snipe was also on the island Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Little Egret was there again this morning at the...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 9th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Buff-bellied Pipit***, ***Snowy Owl*** and **Short-toed Lark** were all seen today. Also present on the island were 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 55 Snow Buntings, a...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 8th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta St Kilda The ***American Buff-bellied Pipit***, the female ***Snowy Owl*** and **Short-toed Lark** were still present today. 25 Snow Bunting, 8 Pink-feet, 2 Brent Geese, the Long-tailed...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 29th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Buff-bellied Pipit***, ***Snowy Owl***, Greenland Redpoll and Pale-bellied Brent Goose were still present today. A **Short-toed Lark** and Greenland White-fronted...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 26th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Buff-bellied Pipit***, female ***Snowy Owl*** and Greenland Redpoll were still on the island today, as was a newly arrived Spotted Flycatcher Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of...
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 24th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Buff-bellied Pipit*** was seen there again today, as was the female ***Snowy Owl***. Two Pectoral Sandpipers were also on the island as was the Shelduck, a Grey Plover...
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today14th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there again today. A Pectoral Sandpiper, juvenile Spotted Redshank (second record), Short-eared Owl, Common Whitethroat, Dark-bellied and...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th September. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was again seen in Village Bay. The Dark-bellied Brent Goose was still present around the Manse and a Long-eared Owl was also in the area Stornoway...
  12. Snowy Owl

    Snowy Owl

    Snowy owl, Village Bay, St Kilda 2021 (C) Craig Nisbet
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 5th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was again seen above Village Bay Traigh Mhor Two Pink-footed Geese were there this morning Loch Paible, North Uist A pale-bellied Brent Goose was...
  14. MisterT

    National Rarity 1st September 2021

    Having been really quiet on the patch recently, there were signs of movement today with circa 80 Swallows hawking insects around Askernish early morning and 21 Black-tailed Godwits on the machair. Some 70+ wagtails were on Askernish beach, of which at least 4 were White Wagtails, and 5...
  15. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 25th August 2021

    Westen Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th August 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there again today. Also several Swifts seen hawking around the cliffs Butt of Lewis Two Sooty Shearwaters flew WSW this mornoing, the first...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th August 2021

    Westrn Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th August 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there again today Balranald, North Uist 12 Black-tailed Godwits were seen on the reserve this morning Baleshare, North Uist 13 Black-tailed Godwits...
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 26th July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st July. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** and the Rose-coloured Starling were both seen there again today Balranald, North Uist Five Whimbrel and eight Black-tailed Godwits were on the reserve today...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 21st July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st July. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** and the Rose-coloured Starling were both seen there again today Rushgarry, Berneray A Sandwich Tern was seen there today Orosay, South Uist A 2CY Glaucous Gull...
  19. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th July 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** is still on St Kilda, now in heavy moult Loch Bhrusda, Berneray Two Pintail were seen there today Snowy Owl (C) Craig Nisbet
  20. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 29th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th June 2021. Updated throughout he day St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there in the afternoon and a Pectoral Sandpiper was seen in the evening, the first spring record Sound of Taransay, Harris 58 Common Scoters were seen...
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