western isles birds

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  1. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 4th April 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th April 2020 Loch Bailfinlay, Benbecula Two *Glossy Ibis* were seen there this afternoon "Hundreds" of Redwing being reported as moving through the Ness area of Lewis and large numbers also seen at Locheport, North Uist
  2. Hawkeye

    3rd April 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd April 2020 Scolpaig, North Uist 96 Greenland White-fronted Geese and 24 Whooper Swans were resting there late morning. Iochar, South Uist A Short-eared Owl was seen by the roadside this evening More Wheatears are now being seen...
  3. Hawkeye

    2nd April 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd April 2020 Langass Wood, North Uist Circa 10 Lesser Redpolls and a male Siskin were there today
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 31st March 2020

    News from Tristan Four Pintail (scarce in Lewis) were in the flooded field between Sand Street (Stornoway) and Simon's Road (Steinish) this afternoon, with six Pinkfeet nearby.
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 30th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th March Clachan, South Uist The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again in the channel at the north end of Loch Bee this morning South Glendale, South Uist A Siskin was seen in a garden there
  6. Hawkeye

    29th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th March 2020 North Ford, North Uist A juvenile Glaucous Gull was seen off Carinish early morning. Coot Loch, Benbecula 10 Black-tailed Godwits were there this afternoon The Range, South Uist 95 Greenland White-fronted Geese and a...
  7. Chris Johnson

    28th March 2020

    55 white-fronted geese flew north over Ardivachar headland this afternoon.
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 27th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th March 2020 Lochmaddy, North Uist A Chiffchaff was singing there this morning Loch Sandary, North Uist The *Snow Goose* and two Pink-footed Geese were there today North Ford, North Uist An immature Glaucous Gull was there near...
  9. Hawkeye

    25th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th March 2020 Carinish, North Uist A Jack Snipe was there today Ruhba Ardvule Counting period: 08:15 - 11:10 Weather: Wind NW veering NNW - NNE - E f2-f1. 8/8 cloud, dull. Temp 6-7C. A three hour seawatch this morning produced 64...
  10. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 23rd March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd March 2020 Steinish, Isle of Lewis A *Common Crane* was seen from Simons Road this evening Borrisdale, Isle of Harris Two Wheatears were seen there today
  11. Hawkeye

    22nd March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd March 2020. Updated throughout the day Point, Isle of Lewis Two Snow Buntings were seen there today Meaveg, Isle of Harris 32 Whooper Swans were seen heading west this evening. Baleshare, North Uist A juvenile Glaucous Gull and...
  12. 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...
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist The two ***Cackling Geese*** were again seen on the reserve. Loch Sandary, North Uist The *Snow Goose*, two Pink-footed Geese and the Coot were there today Clachan...
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 19th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The juvenile Glaucous Gull was again seen at the Marybank Salmon factory Bunovenaeder, Isle of Harris An adult Iceland Gull was at the whaling station this morning...
  15. Hawkeye

    18th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch Leosaid, Isle of Harris 17 Whooper Swans were on the loch this morning Loch Mor, Benbecula A Black-tailed Godwit and 56 Whooper Swans were there today. Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting...
  16. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 17th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th march 2020. Updated throughout the day Barvas, Isle of Lewis A Siskin was seen in a garden there Balranald, North Uist Five Snow Buntings and a 2CY Iceland Gull were seen on the reserve today Baleshare, North Uist Three Glaucous...
  17. Glaucous Gull

    Glaucous Gull

    Glaucous Gull, Barvas, Isle of Lewis 2020 (C) Graham Forsyth
  18. Hawkeye

    16th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Miavaig, Isle of Harris A single Snow Bunting was seen near there this morning Baleshare, North Uist Seven Pale-bellied Brent Geese were at Samhla today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting...
  19. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th Marh 2020. Updated throughgout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isles of Lewis The ***Richardson's Cackling Goose*** was again seen there amongst barnacle Geese. A juvenile Iceland Gull was also present West Gerinish, South Uist A pair of...
  20. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 13th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Rubh' Arnal, North Uist 4+ Iceland Gulls, 6 Glaucous Gulls and 60 pale-bellied Brent Geese were there this morning Loch Sandary, North Uist The *Snow Goose * and Coot were there again today...