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  1. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 13th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A Dotterel was seen one mile west of the lighthouse Barvas, Isle of Lewis A pair of Brambling were visiting a gardent there Balranald, North Uist Two drake Garganey are still...
  2. Hawkeye

    12th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Langass Lodge, North Uist A Crossbill flew north this evening Balranald, North Uist Circa 30 Pink-feet, 40 Barnacle Geese and a juvenile Glaucous Gull was on the machair to the south of the...
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 11th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Late news:- Two Short-eared Owls were seen there yesterday Butt of Lewis A juvenile Iceland Gull was seen by pools near the lighthouse this morning. A male Pochard was nearby at...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A Carrion Crow was there this afternoon Back, Lewis Circa 25-30 Pink-feet and a Barnacle Goose were seen there today Balelone, North Uist 98 Barnacle Geese came in from the sea...
  5. House Martin, St Kilda May 2021

    House Martin, St Kilda May 2021

    House Martin, St. Kilda, May 2021 © St Kilda Ranger
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 9th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th May 2021. Updated throughout the day St. Kilda A House Martin was seen there recently Back, Lewis An Iceland Gull and a Glaucous Gull was seen there this evening Loch Barvas, Lewis Four *Snow Geese* were still present this morning...
  7. Snow Geese

    Snow Geese

    Snow Geese, Barvas, Lewis 2021 (C) Tristan ap Rheinallt
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 8th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Barvas, Isle of Lewis A flock of 21 *Snow Geese* which included two blue-phase birds were seen in the north-east corner of the loch. Also present were 2 pale-bellied Brent Geese, and one...
  9. Hawkeye

    7th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Clettreval, North Uist 80 Barnacle Geese were in fields by the road to the St Kilda viewpoint. Two Glaucous Gulls were also in the vicinity Aird an Runair, South Uist A Ruff and an immature...
  10. Hawkeye

    6th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 6th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Lewis A juevnile Iceland Gull and 48 Pink-footed Geese were there today. Baleshare, North Uist The drake Garganey was again seen on Loch Mor Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting...
  11. Hawkeye

    5th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Branahuie, Stornoway, Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gull was there this afternoon Loch Sandary, North Uist An immature Iceland Gull was there this morning Aird an Runair, North Uist Two dark phase...
  12. Hawkeye

    4th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist Circa 600 Arctic Terns, 98 Kittiwakes, 3 Great Skuas and an Arctic Skua passed north this afternoon. A male Ruff was at Loch nam Feithean this evening Stinky Bay...
  13. Hawkeye

    3rd May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd May 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Sandary, North Uist A Glaucous and an Iceland Gull were there this morning. A second juvenile Glaucous Gull was on the roadside loch at Bayhead in the afternoon Coot Loch, Benbecula A male...
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 2nd May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd May 2021. Updated throughout the day Lionel, Lewis Two Lapland Buntings were still present today Skigersta / Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis Four *White-billed Divers* were seen offshore this evening Loch na Tiumpan, Lewis A juvenile...
  15. Hawkeye

    1st May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st may 2021. Updated throughout the day Uisgneabhal Mor, Harris Two Snow Buntings were seen near the summit today Hougharry, North Uist A Black Redstart was seen there today Paible, North Uist A Glaucous Gull was seen there today...
  16. Yellowhammer

    Yellowhammer

    Yellowhammer, Bolnabadoch, Barra 2021 (C) Ian Ricketts
  17. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 30th April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th April 2021. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist A drake Garganey was on Loch Mor this morning Langass Lodge, North Uist A female Siskin and a Cuckoo were seen there today Howmore River, South Uist Three Whimbrel and a...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 29th April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th April 2021. Updated throughout the day St. Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** was present today Butt of Lewis An immature Iceland Gull was there early afternoon. Ten Lapland Buntings were still present this morning nearby on Lionel machair...
  19. Little Ringed Plover

    Little Ringed Plover

    Little Ringed Plover, Brevig, Barra 2021 © Bruce Taylor
  20. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 28th April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th April 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Iceland Gull was seen there today Stinky Bay, Benbecula A 2CY Glacous Gull was there this morning (see post below) Brevig, Barra A *Little Ringed...
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