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  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 24th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch na Meallaird, Benbecula The *Glossy Ibis* was there again today Ardmore, South Uist The ***Lesser Scaup*** was again seen on Loch an Daill this morning Loch Grogarry, South Uist A...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 21st January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st January 2022. Updated throughout the day North Tolsta, Isle of Lewis An adult Glaucous Gull was at Garry Beach early afternoon Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gull was there late morning Baleshare, North Uist A Little...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 19th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Caranish, North Uist A Fieldfare was again seen in the township Balivanich, Benbecula The *Glossy Ibis* was again seen opposite Uist Hardware. 14 Snow Buntings were nearby in Culla Bay and 2...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 17th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th January 2022. Updated throghout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The juvenile Iceland Gull was was in the harbour area again today Balranald, North Uist The pair of ***Cackling Geese*** were by Loch Scarie and the drake...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Staipabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again this morning Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gull was was in the harbour area for most of the day...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 15th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Staipabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again this morning Ardmore, South Uist The ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen again today on Loch an Daill, the first time...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 1st January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st January 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again today in the company of 13 Tufted Duck Coot Loch, Benbecula 2 drake Pintails were seen on the loch. 10 Gannets...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 27th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again today. 75 Twite were by the hide and 80 Barnacle Geese were in the area Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis 7...
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 25th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again today Mingarry, South Uist 4 Fieldfares were there this morning Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period...
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 23rd December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd December 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again today. A single Whooper Swan was also on the loch plus 78 Barnacle Geese and 5 Redwing were in the area...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A Carrion Crow was seen there today Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 20 Redwing and 15 Siskins were seen in the Castle Grounds Balallan, Isle of Lewis 3 drake...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 19th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of lewis The ***Lesser Scaup*** was still present this morning. 80 Barnacle geese were also in the area. Melbost, Isle of Lewis 16 Common Scoter, 4 Slavonian Grebes, 30...
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 15th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Lionel, Isle of lewis Late news:- of a ***Todd's Canada Goose*** seen there yesterday Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again today Stornoway, Isle...
  14. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Ardmore, South Uist The female ***Lesser Scaup*** was again seen on Loch an Daill this morning. A colour ringed Little Egret was also in the area early afternoon [first seen Stinky Bay on...
  15. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Fieldfare was in the Castle Grounds this morning Carinish, North Uist A Chiffchaff was there this morning Griminish, Benbecula A Brambling is visiting a garden...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 8th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Ardmore, South Uist The juvenile ***Lesser Scaup*** was again seen on Loch an Daill this morning Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:20-11:10 Weather: Wind N f3, dull at first but...
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 5th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again late morning. 47 Barnacle Geese and 90 Twite were also in the area Malacleit, North Uist A ***Cackling...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 2nd December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd December 2021. Updated throughout the day Carloway, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Rose-coloured Starling is visiting a garden there, our first December record Ardmore, South Uist The juvenile ***Lesser Scaup*** was again seen on Loch an...
  19. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 1st December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st December 2021. Updated throughout the day Knockintorran, North Uist A ***Cackiling Goose*** was seen there in the afternoon. A Snow Bunting was also there Ardmore, South Uist The juvenile ***Lesser Scaup*** was again seen on Loch an...
  20. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 25th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 2 Brambling were visiting garden feeders there Ardmore, South Uist The juvenile ***Lesser Scaup*** was again seen on Loch an Daill early afternoon
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