surf scoter

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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

    Local Rarity 21st March 2020

    Western Isles /Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st March 2020. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Glaucous Gull was seen in Lower Sandwick today. Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris Three *Surf Scoters* (2 males and a female) were seen in amongst 260+ Common...
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 17th June 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th June 2019. Updated throughout the day Carinish, North Uist A Rose-coloured Starling and a Lesser Whitethroat were seen there this afternoon Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:10 - 09:20 Weather: Wind mostly SW F3...
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th February 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th February 2019. Updated throughout the day Luskentyre, Isle of Harris 4 Surf Scoters (3 drakes and a *female type*) were seen in the Sound of Taransay from the beach. Also present were 140 Common Scoters, 52 Great Northern Divers, 8...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 9th December 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 9th December 2018. Updated throughout the day Loch na Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis A Slavonian Grebe was on the loch today Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris The 4 Surf Scoters - 3 drakes and 1 female where there again today along with 325...
  5. B

    Local Rarity 21st September 2018

    A flock of at least 45 Pink-footed Geese flew S over Carinish, North Uist this morning as I was taking the dogs out while a Water Rail (the first for some while) was 'squealing' in the marsh. Later in the morning there was the first arrival of Whooper Swans on Baleshare, North Uist with three...
  6. Hawkeye

    24th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 24th August 2018. Updated throughout the day Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris A drake Surf Scoter was seen there this morning Howmore, South Uist 7 Black-tailed Godwits were there today