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  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 19th February 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th February 2022. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist The two ***Cackling Geese*** were near the visitor centre and 30 Snow Buntings were seen on the reserve, The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again nearby on Loch nam...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 13th February 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th February 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Glacous Gull, an adult Iceland Gull and 67 Barnacle Geese were there today. A second adult Iceland Gull was between Port of Ness and Skigersta Loch...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th February 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th February 2022. Updated throughout the day Clisham, Isle of Harris A single Snow Bunting was seen on Uisgnaebhal this morning Coot Loch, Benbecula The female ***Lesser Scaup*** was still there this morning Clachan, South Uist 2 of...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 5th February 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th February 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Iceland Gull was again seen in the harbour area. A Brambling was also visiting a garden in the town Coot Loch, Benbecula The female ***Lesser Scaup*** was...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 4th February 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th February 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Iceland Gull was again seen in the harbour area Loch na Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was seen the again today Rubha nan Ron, North...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 2nd February 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd February 2022. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis An adult Iceland Gull flew south mid-morning. Circa 700 Cormorant/Shag were also in the area, at roost and on the sea Steinish, Isle of Lewis A Common Chiffchaff...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 1st February 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st February 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gull was in the harbour area Coot Loch, Benbecula A female ***Lesser Scaup***, the drake *Ring-necked Duck* and 2 drake Pintail were seen on the loch...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 29th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 29th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake * Ring-necked Duck* was seen there again today Sollas, North Uist The *Snow Goose* was there again this afternoon Stinky Bay, Benbecula Two 2cy...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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