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  1. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th April 2021. Updated throughout the day Large numbers of Whooper Swans, White-fronts and Barnacle Geese were reported as "moving north" throught the islands today. 220 Pink-footed Geese flew over Benbecula late afternoon and another...
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 5th April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th April 2021. Updated throughout the day Ness area, Lewis Circa 200 Pink-feet, 200 Whooper Swans and hundreds of Redwing curently grounded in the area due to the bad weather Loch na Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis 29 Pink-feet, five Barnacle...
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 31st March 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 31st March 2021. Updated throughout the day Rubh' Arnal, North Uist Four 2CY Iceland Gulls and two 2CY Glaucous Gulls and eight Grenland White-fronts flew north there this afteroon Loch nam Feithean, North Uist 17 White-fronted Geese...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 28th March 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th March 2021. Updated throughout the day Aird, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gull was again in the bay this morning Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A 3CY Iceland Gull was seen in the harbour area Kyles Paible North Uist Six White-fronted...
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 26th March 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th March 2021. Updated throughout the day. Tiumpan head, Isle of Lewis An immature Iceland Gull was there at midday West Gerinish, South Uist 347 Whooper Swans and two Scaup were in the south-west corner of Loch Bee Howmore, South...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 18th March 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th March 2021. Updated throughout the day Sandwick Bay, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis Four *Green-winged Teal* were reported as fly North-East in the evening Baleshare, North Uist The drake Scaup is still on Loch Mor and 26 Whooper Swans...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 15th March 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th March 2021. Updated througout the day Paiblesgarry, North Uist The two ***Cackling Goose*** were there this morning before relocating to Balranald in the afternoon. 60 Snow Buntings were also at Balranald. Loch Mor, Benbecula A...
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 12th March 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today. 12th March 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A 3CY Glaucous Gull was seen on the gull roost this morning Loch Sandary, North Uist The *Green-winged Teal* was again seen on the loch. A juvenile Glaucous Gull was...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 11th March 2021

    Wester Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th March 2021. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A Glaucous Gull was seen there late afternoon Loch na Meallaird, Benbecula A juvenile Glaucous Gull was there today Garrynamonie, South Uist Two immature Glaucous Gulls...
  10. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th March 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th March 2021. Updated throughout the day Rubh' Arnal, North Uist Four Iceland (adult, 3CY & two juveniles) and two juvenile Glaucous Gulls were there this morning Loch Sandary, North Uist The *Green-winged Teal* was again seen on the...
  11. MisterT

    Local Rarity 4th March 2021

    Although not always visible, there has been an increase in Goldfinch over the past two days here in Askernish with nearly 50 individuals ringed yesterday alone. Most were new birds (unringed), but one was a control (a bird ringed elsewhere). It had travelled 818km to reach us, but it had taken...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 27th February 2021

    RSPB Balranald, North Uist The two ***Cackling Geese*** on the south side of Loch Scarie. Two Jack Snipe were on the reserve and two Lesser Black-backed Gulls were at the campsite in the afternoon. Loch Sandary, North Uist The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again seen on the loch Rubh' Arnal...
  13. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 22nd February 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd February 2021. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis An immature Iceland Gull was in the harbour this morning and two Jackdaws on the roof of the Co-op (see photos below) Rubh, Arnal, North Uist Seven immature Glaucous...
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 20th February 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th February 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gull was there early afternoon Loch Sandary, North Uist The *Green-winged Teal* was again on the loch and the *Snow Goose* was in fields to the...
  15. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 9th February 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st February 2021. Updated throughout the day Carnan, South Uist A Water Rail was visiting in a garden there, and another seen in Askernish Loch Eubhal, North Uist A drake *Green-winged Teal* was seen there today, near Tigharry
  16. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 1st February 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st February 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Sandary, North Uist The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again seen on the loch. The *Snow Goose* was nearby at Kyles Paible in the afternoon.
  17. YvonneB

    Local Rarity 27th January 2021

    Making the most of a trip to Benbecula to do some necessary chores, birding on the way there and back Loch Bee, South Uist A juv Glaucous Gull and a single Scaup were at the SW corner of the loch this morning and a Ruff was on the pools near LA2 Ardivachar Machair, South Uist 1 Lapland Bunting...
  18. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 26th January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th January 2021. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis Two Bramblings were visiting a garden there Coot Loch, Benbecula The drake *Green-winged Teal* was still on the loch this morning
  19. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 24th January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th January 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gulls flew south mid-morning Loch Sandary, North Uist The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again on the loch Rubh' Arnal, North Uist Four juvenile...
  20. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 22nd January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th January 2021. Updated throughout the day Knockline, North Uist 54 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were seen on the machair Carinish, North Uist A juvenile Glaucous Gull was along the shoreline this morning Coot Loch, Benbecula The drake...
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