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long-tailed skua

  1. 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...
  2. B

    15th August 2021

    A 3 hour seawatch off Aird a Chaolais, Vatersay this afternoon produced an adult Long-tailed Skua, 3 Sooty Shearwaters, c500 Manx Shearwaters, 3 Arctic Terns, 5 Great Skuas and a couple of small flocks of Dunlin flying south. 4 Teal on the end of the headland looked rather out of place. A Tree...
  3. Hawkeye

    2nd August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd August 2021. Updated throughout the day Lochmaddy, North Uist An adult Long-tailed Skua was seen flying south-west at 12:15 just off Lochmaddy, viewed from the Uig Ferry
  4. Hawkeye

    18th May 2021

    Western Isles bird sightings for today, 18th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Balranald, South Uist An adult male Dotterel was near the campsite early morning, to the east Aird an Runair. A group of eight Long-tailed Skuas passed Aird an Runair at distance at 06:46. Another 11 Long-tailed...
  5. Hawkeye

    17th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st may 2021. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist An early morning (05:15 - 10:15) seawatch produced 1 Long-tailed Skua (N at 0744hrs), 4 Arctic Skuas (N), 6 Bonxies (N), 96 Puffins (N), 7 Great Northern Divers (3S...
  6. Hawkeye

    21st November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st November 2020. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist A Snow Bunting, juvenile and a second winter Glaucous Gull were on the island today Balivanich, Benbecula A Grey Phalarope was off shore there early afternoon North...
  7. Long-tailed Skua

    Long-tailed Skua

    Juvenile Long-tailed Skua © Ian Andrews
  8. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 5th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th September 2020. Updated throughout the day The Butt of Lewis 4 **Great Shearwaters** [2 together and 2 singles], 2 Leach's Petrels, 471 Sooty Shearwaters 51 Manx Shearwaters and a Great Northern Diver flew west past the Butt this...
  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

    Local Rarity 14th July 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th July 2020. Updated throughout the day Cross, Isle of Lewis The Rose-coloured Starling was again there today Swordale, Isle of Lewis A Long-tailed Skua was seen over Swordale Moor this morning Stinky Bay, Benbecula A Glaucous Gull...
  11. Hawkeye

    7th July 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th July 2020. Updated throughout the day St. Kilda Two Long-tailed Skuas (adult and 2nd summer ) were seen 10 miles north of St. Kilda today Skigersta, Isle of Lewis One Rose-coloured Starling was still present there today with three...
  12. Chris Johnson

    National Rarity 29th May 2020

    Two long-tailed skuas flew over my head this morning at about 6 metres. I was in the garden at Ardivachar. They were calling and displaying but soon vanished from view.
  13. Hawkeye

    26th May 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings or today, 26th May 2020. Uopdated throughout the day Carinish, North Uist A Chiffchaff was there yesterday and again this morning Langass Lodge, North Uist A male Blackcap was seen there today Scotvein, Grimsay A Long-tailed Skua flew north-east...
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