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blyth's reed warbler

  1. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 2nd September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd September 2021. Updated throughout the day Bragar, Isle of Lewis A *Common Rosefinch* was seen on the beach to the left of the picnic tables this evening (17:28) Greosabhagh, Isle of Lewis Four Goosanders were seen there this morning...
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 11th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A *Blyth's Reed Warbler* and two Black Redstarts were in Village Bay today Paiblesgarry, North Uist A 2CY Glaucous Gull was there this evening Orasaigh, South Uist The juvenile...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th June 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th June 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch na Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The two Barnacle Geese were there again today Loch Sandary, North Uist The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was still present today Carnan, South Uist A Common Redpoll is...
  4. Blyth's Reed Warbler

    Blyth's Reed Warbler

    Blyth's Reed Warbler, Barra June 2020. (C) Ian Ricketts
  5. Blyth's Reed Warbler

    Blyth's Reed Warbler

    Blyth's Reed Warbler, Barra June 2020. (C) Ian Ricketts
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 8th June 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th June 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch Sandary, North Uist The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was present again today. Vallay, North Uist 2 Barnacle Geese were at the west end Loch Druidibeg, South Uist The Osprey was seen there again...
  7. A

    Local Rarity 2nd June 2020

    The Acrocephalus warbler sp (reed or Blyth's reed) again singing in my garden at Bornish early morning (6-7am) but very skulking (singing from within brambles/rosa rugosa and/or willow), and still no clear view. Yesterday 2 whitethroats and a chiffchaff at North Loch Eynort and the spotted...
  8. Blyth's Reed Warbler

    Blyth's Reed Warbler

    Blyth's Reed Warbler, Bruernish, Barra September 2019 (C) Bruce Taylor
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 27th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist 7 Lapland Buntings were on the machair today Sollas, North Uist A *Buff-breasted Sandpiper* and 3 Ruff were on the machair there Claddach-knockline A Common Redstart...
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 26th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Luskentyre, Isle of Harris A Pied Flycatcher was there and 180+ Common Scoters were nearby in the Sound of Taransay Balranald, North Uist The 2 white phase ***Snow Geese*** were seen there...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 25th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis A Pied Flycatcher was there today Ness today. Swainbost, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Little Stint was on a track near Loch na Muilne, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 2...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 24th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen again after several days absence. Also a Grey Heron, Merlin, Lapland Bunting and Brent Goose present Eoropie, Isle of Lewis 3 Blackcaps...
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 21st June 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st June 2019. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A male ***Blyth's Reed Warbler*** has been singing and showing on and off by the visitor centre today. The Curlew Sandpiper was still nearby at Aird an Runair Garrabost...
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