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common rosefinch

  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 4th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th October. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The **Short-toed Lark** and only one ***Buff-bellied Pipit*** were seen there today. A male Blackcap and the first Redwing of the autumn were also on the island Loch Stiapabhat...
  2. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 1st October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st October 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis Four *Ring-necked Ducks* were still present this morning at the north end of the loch, as were three Pectoral Sandpipers. The juvenile **Lesser Yellowlegs** was...
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 30th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A Snow Bunting was seen on the shore Loch Sandary, North Uist The Pectoral Sandpiper was still present early afternoon and late evening, showing well in the southeast...
  4. Common Rosefinch

    Common Rosefinch

    Juvenile Common Rosefinch, Ardmhor Plantation, Barra 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 18th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Great Bernera, Isle of Lewis A Lapland Bunting was seen at Bosta Leverburgh, Isle of Harris A *Glossy Ibis* flew east this morning Balgarva, South Uist A Little Stint was seen there today...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th September. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was again seen in Village Bay. The Dark-bellied Brent Goose was still present around the Manse and a Long-eared Owl was also in the area Stornoway...
  7. 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...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 26th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Bunanavoneadar, Isle of Harris Three male Goosanders were seen there today Grenitote, North Uist Barred Warbler there this morning Loch Sandary, North Uist An immature Scaup was on the loch...
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Leach's Petrel, 40 Storm Petrels and 20 Sooty Shearwaters were seen from the Ullapool -Stornoway ferry Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** was again seen in...
  10. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 3rd September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 12 Greenland Wheatears were at there and two Black-tailed Godwits were nearby at Loch Stiapabhat Borve, Isle of Lewis A Lapland Bunting flew over this morning Loch Ordais...
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th July 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th July 2019. Updated throughout the day Barvas, Isle of Lewis The Rose-coloured Starling was still there today. Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A *Common Rosefinch* was reported as being present in the castle grounds this afternoon Langass...
  12. Hawkeye

    23rd June 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd June 2019. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A Rose-coloured Starling and a Quail seen on the machair at Aird an Runair this morning Rubh' Arnal, North Uist A 2CY Glaucous Gull was there today Coot Loch, Benbecula A...
  13. Common Rosefinch

    Common Rosefinch

    Common Rosefinch, St Kilda, September 2018 (C) Cairan Hatsell
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 5th November 2018

    Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis A juvenile *Common Rosefinch* was seen this morning in the garden of the old Post Office (with House Sparrows). [see post below] Cliasmol, Isle of Harris A male Blackcap which has been present in a garden there for a week was joined by a female today Liniclate...
  15. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 15th October 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 15th October 2018. Updated throughout the day Castlebay, Barra The ***Pechora Pipit*** was again at the SW corner of the football pitch. A Wood Warbler was also in the area Brevig, Barra 3 Yellow-browed Warblers and 2 *Common Rosefinch*...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th October 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 9th October 2018. Updated throughout the day Eoligarry, Isle of Barra The ***Isabelline Shrike*** was again in the garden of Donscurravel House Bornish, South Uist The *Common Rosefinch* is still to be found in a garden there Isle of...
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 8th October 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 7th October 2018. Updated throughout the day Eoligarry, Isle of Barra The ***Isabelline Shrike*** was again in the garden of Donscurravel House Aird an Runair, North Uist A ***Lesser Yellowlegs*** was seen there this morning Askernish...
  18. Common Rosefinch

    Common Rosefinch

    Juvenile Commion Rosefinch, St Kilda, september 2018 (C) Cairan Hatsell
  19. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 26th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 26th September 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta St Kilda A juvenile *Common Rosefinch* was at An Lag this morning. The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen this evening Labost, Isle of Lewis A Lapland Bunting was there this morning...
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    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...
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