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  1. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 5th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Portvoller, Isle of Lewis A Yellow-browed Warbler was seen there today. Another plus a blackcap was nearby at Sheshader Loch Paible, North Uist 350 Barnacle Geese were at Loch Paible and a...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 2nd October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd October 2020. Updated throughout the day Bragar, Isle of Lewis A 1CY **Woodchat Shrike** was seen there today on the cemetary wall Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis 100 Barnacle Barnacle Geese, 14 Pale-bellied Brent Geese and 11 Greylag...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 1st October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 1st October 2020. Updated throughout the day Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis A Yellow-browed Warbler was seen there today North Tolsta, Isle of lewis Two Yellow-browed Warblers were there this afternoon Northton, Isle of Harris A...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 28th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda At least two Yellow-browed Warblers were there today Trumisgarry, North Uist The Little Egret was again seen there Loch Paible, North Uist The **Lesser Yellowlegs** was...
  5. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 26th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch Bhrusda, Berneray Three Barnacle Geese and two Pink-feet were around the loch. 149 Twite were on the machair Loch Paible, North Uist Three Lapland Buntings were there today. The...
  6. American Golden Plover

    American Golden Plover

    American Golden Plover, Baleshare, North Uist © Ron Macdonald
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 24th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis Two lapland Buntings were to the west of the lighthouse. A Lesser Whitethroat, Willow and Chiffchaff were at nearby Ness Paiblesgarry, North Uist A juvenile **Lesser...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 23rd September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd September 2020. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist Two Barnacle Geese and a Wood Sandpiper were seen on the reserve today Loch Mor, Baleshare Three ***Blue-winged Teal*** were there this morning. Four birds were...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 14th August 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th August 2020. Updated throughout the day. Loch Sandary, North Uist A *Spoonbill* was seen there this morning. Is this the same one that was at Loch Bee?? Spoonbill (C) and courtesy of Brian Rabbitts
  10. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 13th August 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th August 2020. Updated throughout the day. Balranald, North Uist A juvenile, male Ruff was seen on the shore today Loch Sandary, North Uist An immature Glaucous Gull was there this afternoon Traigh Mhor, Barra An adult *American...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 5th November 2019

    News from Andrew:- Still 3 white-rumped sandpipers (1st w plus 2 still pretty fresh juveniles) at Ardivachar. No sign of the lesser yellowlegs though. 1 brambling, and a woodcock in my garden.
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 4th November 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th November 2019. Updated throughout the day Miavaig, Isle of Harris 2 Snow Buntings were seen there today Hosta, North Uist A juvenile *American Golden Plover* was there around midday (See post below) South Glendale, South Uist 3...
  13. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 17th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Ness, Isle of Lewis A Swallow was there today Barvas, Isle of Lewis 45 Pink-footed Geese were seen in a field there Borve, Berneray Circa 1000 Barnacle geese and 7 Pink-footed Geese were...
  14. B

    National Rarity 13th October 2019

    After completing a WeBS count at Baleshare, North Uist I stopped to scan through a flock of Golden Plover that were outside the count area and opposite Loch na Paisg. On the fringes of the flock was a moulting adult American Golden Plover. It was pretty distant and I wasn't able to obtain any...
  15. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 21st September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st September 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch na Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis A Little Grebe was on the loch today Scarista, Isle of Harris A **White-rumped Sandpiper** was seen at Sgarasta Bheag today Seilebost, Isle of Harris A...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 19th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch na Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis A Scaup was seen there today Sollas, North Uist The *Buff-breasted Sandpiper* was still there today Balranald, North Uist The 2 ***Snow Geese*** were there...
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 18th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis 20+ Pink-footed Geese flew south early afternoon Sollas North Uist The *American Golden Plover* was seen there again mid morning along with a juvenile...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis The Whinchat was still present this morning reported as "still looking fed up with life" Barvas, Isle of Lewis An adult **White-rumped Sandpiper** was seen on...
  19. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A light phase Pomearine Skua passed south at 09:00 Baleshare, North Uist 18 Black-tailed Godwits flew south this this morning Ormiclete, South Uist an adult...
  20. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 4th June 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th June 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis An *American Golden Plover* was seen there briefly this morning [see post below] Balemore, North Uist A Glaucous Gull was there today Druidibeg Plantation A Goldcrest...
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