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pomarine skua

  1. Hawkeye

    17th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist Two Pomarine Skuas flew north between 0900 - 1100. The Curlew Sandpiper was again on the beach by the car park Loch Fada, Benbecula 3 Garganey (2 drakes +female) were...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Hitra, St Kilda A male Snow Bunting, Chiffchaff, 60 Great Skuas, 30 Wheatears, 4 Whimbrel, 2 Swallows and a Blackbird were a few of the birds seen there today as part of Global Big Day Tiumpan...
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 13th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th May 2022. Updated throughout the day New Tolsta, Isle of Lewis A drake Surf Scoter was reported as being offshore Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Iceland Gull was at Stornoway landfill site Aird an Runair, North Uist 16...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gull was in the harbour area this morning Scoloaig, North Uist The female ***Snowy Owl*** was again on the north side of Beinn Scolpaig this morning Aird...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Iceland Gull was there this morning Scoloaig, North Uist The female ***Snowy Owl*** was on the north side of Beinn Scolpaig early this morning but not...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 6th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A *White-billed Diver* was seen off Aird an Runair this morning. 5 Pomarine and 4 Long-tailed Skuas 3 Arctic Skuas, 2 Great Skuas and 32 Whimbrel passed north between 07:00 -...
  7. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 5th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis The male **Ortolan Bunting** was again seen in a garden there this evening Balranald, North Uist A single Pomarine Skua flew north past Aird an Runair at 17:12. 3...
  8. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 4th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis A male **Ortolan Bunting** was seen in a garden there, the first record since 2008 Loch Barvas, Isle of Lewis A second-winter Iceland Gull was there this afternoon...
  9. Hawkeye

    19th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th April 2022. Updated throughout the day. Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 2 juvenile Iceland Gulls were still to be found in the harbour area Hosta, North Uist A Glaucous Gull was at St. Clements Chapel today Aird an Runair, North Uist 1...
  10. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A Sooty Shearwater flew past this morning. Four Manx Shearwatesr 40 Pink-footed Geese flew west during the afternoon Coot Loch, Benbecula The *Black-necked Grebe* was seen there...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 24th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Buff-bellied Pipit*** was seen there again today, as was the female ***Snowy Owl***. Two Pectoral Sandpipers were also on the island as was the Shelduck, a Grey Plover...
  12. B

    23rd July 2021

    Barra. A high-flying Crossbill went south over Brevig. Seems to be a small influx as a male was photographed on Mingulay on the 18th. Also a Pom Skua along with 12 Arctic Skuas and c50 Puffins off Brevig this evening. Juvenile Cuckoos were at Skallary and Tangasdale.
  13. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 8th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Black Redstart was seen there today. A Pomarine Skua was seen at sea five miles east of the island Butt of Lewis Two Rose-coloured Starlings were seen on the cliffs to the west...
  14. 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...
  15. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 34 Lapland Bunting were still circa 1km to the south-west of the lighthouse this morning Baleshare, North Uist The ***Baird's Sandpiper*** and the two *Buff-breasted...
  16. 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...
  17. Hawkeye

    27th August 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 27th August 2020. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis Five Sooty Shearwaters were seen from the Ullapool - Stornoway ferry, two in the Outer Hebrides and three in the Highland recording area Balranald, North Uist 12...
  18. Hawkeye

    23rd August 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd August 2020. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A single Sooty Shearwater flew north at 15.00 Loch Paible, North Uist 10 Black-tailed Godwits were there this morning
  19. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 17th August 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th August 2020 Butt of Lewis A Pomarine Skua, three Sooty Shearwaters and eight Storm Petrels were seen during a seawatch this morning Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis Two Sooty Shearwaters flew north this afternoon Loch Sandary, North...
  20. Hawkeye

    3rd October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd October 2019. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 2 Snow Buntings were there while 100 Pink-footed Geese flew east over Eoropie this afternoon. Sollas, North Uist A Turtle Dove was seen there today
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