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  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Woodpigeon was seen by the Manse today. Three Whooper Swans flew over this evening Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Little Egret was there again this morning Loch Paible...
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 14th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A Little Egret was there this morning Cheese Bay, North Uist A Pied Flycatcher and three Redwing were there today Coot Loch, Benbecula The *Black-necked Grebe*...
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 17th April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th April 2021. Updated throughout the day. Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of lewis 11 Lapland Buntings were seen around the sheep throughs and a pair of Pintail, a male Goosander and a Scaup were on the loch. A *Spoonbill* which was first seen...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 16th April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th April 2021. Updated throughout the day Port Stoth, Isle of lewis An Iceland Gull was seen there today Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis Eight Lapland Buntings, 28 Black-tailed Godwits, a male Goosander, female Scaup and female Gadwall...
  5. Hawkeye

    15th April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th April 2021. Updated throughout the day Lionel, Isle of Lewis Circa 300 Pink-feet landed on the machair this afternoon and three Black-tailed Godwits were by Loch Beag, Fivepenny North Ford, North Uist Two Little Terns were seen off...
  6. Hawkeye

    25th March 2021

    Loch Fada, Benbecula The Little Egret was present early afternoon (see post below) Askernish, South Uist A male Blackcap was seen in the township this morning Loch Hallan, South Uist 328 Whooper Swans were on the loch this evening
  7. 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...
  8. Hawkeye

    26th February 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th February 2021. Updated throughout the day Coot Loch, Benbecula The Little Egret was seen there again today Garrynamonie, South Uist The two immature Glaucous Gulls were there again early afternoon and another nearby at Kilpheder...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 21st February 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st February 2021. Updated throughout the day Carinish, North Uist 150 Pale-bellied Brent Geese and a Slavonian Grebe were at Baile Iochdrach Stinky Bay, Benbecula An adult Little Gull was seen there this afternoon Loch Mor, Benbecula...
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 7th February 2021

    Western Isles /Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th February 2021. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Iceland Gull was in the harbour in the afternoon Balranald, North Uist The two ***Cackling Geese*** were seen there again this morning Coot Loch, Benbecula...
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 20th January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th January 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch na Tiumpan A 2CY Glaucous Gull was there late morning Balranald, North Uist Circa 30 Snow Buntings were seen on the reserve today Carinish, North Uist 140 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were...
  12. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 18th January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightintings for today, 18th January 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis An Iceland Gull was seen at Port Stoth today Garrynamonie, South Uist The Glaucous Gull was again seen on the beach today Castlebay, Barra The Treecreeper was again seen by...
  13. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 17th January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th January 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis Two Iceland Gulls (adult, &1st winter) were seen on the gull roost just before 15:00 Loch Paible, North Uist Ten Pintail were there this morning South Ford, South...
  14. Hawkeye

    13th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A Sooty Shearwater flew west while a flock of 1,400 Fulmars were seen following a trawler. Four Manx Shearwaters and two Great Skuas were also seen. A juvenile Iceland Gull was...
  15. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Borve, Berneray A Yellow-browed Warbler and a Blackcap were there this morning Trumisgarry, North Uist The Little Egret was seen there again today Carinish, North Uist 40 Barnacle Geese flew...
  16. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 9th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Trumisgarry, North Uist A Little Egret was seen there today Grenitote, North Uist A Yellow-browed Warbler was there today Paiblesgarry, North Uist A Turtle Dove was visiting a garden there...
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 21st September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st September 2020. Updated throughout the day Kneep, Isle of Lewis The four ***Blue-winged Teal*** were seen on Loch Sgallier this morning Tolsta Chaolais, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Rose-coloured Starling has been visiting a garden...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 18th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 20 Lapland Buntings were there today Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis The juvenile ***Semipalmated Sandpiper*** was again seen on the beach this morning Oban Trumisgarry, North...
  19. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 17th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis Two *Buff-breasted Sandpipers* flew over the cliffs at 1500. Four Lapland Buntings were also around the lighthouse. A Pied Flycatcher was nearby, seen in a Ness garden Loch...
  20. B

    Local Rarity 7th October 2019

    A Little Egret was a recent arrival at Loch Sandary, North Uist today.
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