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snowy owl

  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** was again seen in village bay Loch Paible, North Uist A juvenile Iceland Gull was there early morning Carnan, South Uist Two Common Redpolls are still...
  2. Snowy Owl

    Snowy Owl

    Snowy Owl, St Kilda, May 2021 (C) St Kilda Rangers
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 15th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there today Butt of Lewis The Dotterel was present, one mile west of the lighthouse Loch Sandary, North Uist A Glaucous Gull was there today Nunton...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 29th April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th April 2021. Updated throughout the day St. Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** was present today Butt of Lewis An immature Iceland Gull was there early afternoon. Ten Lapland Buntings were still present this morning nearby on Lionel machair...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th April 2021. Geese again on the move with circa 300 Barnacle Geese flying north over Carinish, North Uist and circa 250 high over Askernish, South Uist this morning and 1,500 Pink-feet were seen heading north in Ness. 5,000+ Barnacle...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 23rd March 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd March 2021. Updated throughout the day. Hirta, St. Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen the this morning Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A Little Auk was seen in a bay between Aird and Tiumpan Head this evening Barvas, Isle of Lewis A...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th December 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th December 2020. Updated throughout the day Hirta St. Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen today in village bay Askernish, South Uist The female Blackcap is still visiting gardens in the township Snowy Owl (C) and courtesy Soay...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 1st December 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st December 2020. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St. Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen in village bay today Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Hawfinch is still visiting a garden there Baleshare, North Uist Six Glaucous Gulls (2CY...
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 25th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th November 2020. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St. Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen today above village bay Baleshare, North Uist 17 Snow Buntings and two 1CY Glaucous Gulls were seen at Eachkamish Rubha Ardvule, South...
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th November 2020. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen in village bay today Berneray A Ruff and four Greenland White-fronted Geese were seen on the island today Knockintorran, North Uist A...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 6th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th November 2020. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** and two Black Redstarts were seen in village bay today. The remains of a racing pigeon which originated of Southern Ireland were also found recently Port...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 3rd October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd October 2020. Updated throughout the day Yellow-browed Warblers have been seen in some numbers today throughout the islands with 18 on Lewis at Stornoway and Ness, Circa 50 on North Uist at Clachan Farm, Carinish, Grenitote, Cladach...
  13. Snowy Owl

    Snowy Owl

    Snowy Owl, St. Kilda 2020 © Soay Sheep Project
  14. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 29th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th September 2020 Hirta St. Kilda Late News The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there again yesterday Loch Paible, North Uist A Little Stint was there this morning on the southern shore. The **Lesser Yellowlegs** a Ruff and at least two...
  15. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 27th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St. Kilda Late News of the ***Snowy Owl*** being seen yesterday after an absence of over a week Ness, Isle of Lewis Late News of a Yellow-browed Warbler seen there yesterday...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Leach's Petrel, 40 Storm Petrels and 20 Sooty Shearwaters were seen from the Ullapool -Stornoway ferry Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** was again seen in...
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 2nd September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd September 2020. Updated throughout the day St. Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen again in village bay this morning Butt of Lewis A Ruff was seen there today Baleshare, North Uist Three juvenile Curlew Sandpipers were on the island...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 31st August 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 31st August 2020. Updated throughout the day St. Kilda A female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there today Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris 200+ Common Scoters and 3 Slavonian Grebes were in the this afternoon. 13 Black-tailed Godwits were...
  19. R

    National Rarity 26th December 2019

    Little Egret feeding at the edge of the marsh at Iochdar by the road junction near Hebridean Jewellery. (To the left of the junction)
  20. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 25th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was in village bay today [see post below] Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Swallow was seen in the castle grounds today Loch Paible, North Uist The...
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