two-barred crossbill

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  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 24th November 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th November 2019. Updated throughout the day Borve, Berneray A juvenile White-fronted Goose and a pale-bellied Brent Goose are amongst Barnacle Geese this morning Langass, North Uist Seven ***Two-barred Crossbills*** were there this...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th November 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th Novemebr 2019. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 5 Waxwings were seen on Stewart Drive today. Langass Woods, North Uist 2 ***Two-barred Crossbills** were seen there today [see @BrianR post below] Balranald, North...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 3rd November 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd November 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Paible, North Uist 6 Pintail were seen there today and a Siberian Chiffchaff was nearbly at Paiblesgarry Carinish, North Uist The 4 Long-tailed Tits were still there today Loch Sandary...
  4. B

    National Rarity 30th October 2019

    I managed to get some slightly better photos than on the 28th of the Two-barred Crossbills present in Langass Woods, North Uist. Perhaps a similar number (seven) present as reported the previous day.
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 29th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Barvas, Isle of Lewis A Brambling was there today Luskentyre, Isle of Harris 6 Waxwings and 6 Snow Buntings were reported flying over Beinn Dubh today Borve, Berneray A late Corncrake was...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 28th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 11+ Waxwings were again by the entrance to the hospital today Langass Woods, North Uist A male ***Two-barred Crossbill*** was seen there late morning while others...
  7. Two-barred Crossbill

    Two-barred Crossbill

    Two-barred Crossbill, Bruernish, Barra, August 2019 (C) Bruce Taylor
  8. B

    National Rarity 6th August 2019

    I found a male Two-barred Crossbill at Bruernish, Barra this morning. It flew in from the north at around 11.10 and fed on spruce cones until around mid day. At one point it flew off high to the east before returning a minute or so later. It was extremely vocal. There has been no sign of it...
  9. Two-barred Crossbill

    Two-barred Crossbill

    Sub adult male Two-barred Crossbill, langass Woods, North Uist August 2019 (C) Ian Thompson
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 1st August 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st August 2019. Updated throughout the day Langass Woods, North Uist A report of two, possibly three ***Two-barred Crossbills*** present this afternoon. Lochmaddy, North Uist 12 Storm Petrels were seen from the Uig - Lochmaddy ferry...