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leach's petrel

  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 25th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Buff-bellied Pipit*** and a single Pectoral Sandpiper were still on the island today Loch Sandary, North Uist A Pectoral Sandpiper was seen at the south end of the...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 22nd September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A ***Buff-bellied Pipit*** was seen there this morning. The Pectoral Sandpiper and Snow Bunting were also still present Butt of Lewis A single Snow Bunting flew from the...
  3. Hawkeye

    3rd September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd Septemnber 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Black Redstart was in Village Bay this evening. This was later identified as a Common Redstart. Gallan Head, Isle of Lewis Five Sooty Shearwaters flew past between 11:00...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 26th July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st July. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** and the Rose-coloured Starling were both seen there again today Balranald, North Uist Five Whimbrel and eight Black-tailed Godwits were on the reserve today...
  5. MisterT

    Recent ringing and colour ring sightings - July - September 2021

    A Storm Petrel caught and released on South Uist on 2nd July had been ringed the previous year also in the July at Noss Head, Wick, a duration of 353 days and a distance of 292km. I think that we can safely assume it didn't travel overland.
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 25th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Skigersta, Lewis An adult *Sabine's Gull* flew north-west towards the Butt of Lewis early afternoon. Two Leach's Petrels and 200+ European Storm Petrels were also seen Clachan Sands, North Uist...
  7. 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...
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 7th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A Sooty Shearwater and two House Martins were there late afternoon. Valtos, Isle of Lewis 19 Black-throated Divers were offshore from Traigh na Beirigh. A single House Martin...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 4th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis The Ruff was still at there today Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis A Lapland Bunting was seen there today. The juvenile Curlew Sandpiper was also still present Griminish Point...
  10. Hawkeye

    1st September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st September 2020. Updated throughout the day Stoneybridge, South Uist A juvenile Curlew Sandpiper was seen there today Druidibeg Plantation, South Uist A juvenile Cuckoo was there Cleat, Isle of Barra A Leach's Petrel was seen...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings fot today, 14th September 2019. Updated throughout he day Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis The Whinchat was still present this morning Eoropie. Isle of Lewis 5 Lapland Buntings were again on the machair late afternoon to the north of the township...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 5th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** is still present and has ben sheltering around Village Bay during the recent wet and windy weather Labost, Isle of Lewis 1 Grey Phalarope, 16 Sooty...
  13. Hawkeye

    4th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist 4 Leach's Storm Petrel, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Grey Phalarope, 1 European Storm Petrel and 4 Arctic Terns flew south today Loch Paible, North Uist 10 Black-tailed...
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