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  1. Hawkeye

    23rd July 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd July 2022. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis 3 Great Skuas, 3 Arctic Skuas, 40 Guillemots, 8 Razorbills, 9 Puffin, 55 Kittiwakes and 450 Manx Shearwaters flew west this morning Aird, Lewis A Swift was seen there...
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    17th July 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th July 2022. Updated throughout the day Reef Beach, Isle of Lewis An adult male Velvet Scoter was seen offshore this morning Balranald, North Uist A Quail was heard calling near Beinn a'Bhaile this morning West Kilbride, South Uist...
  3. Hawkeye

    19th June 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th June 2022. Updated throughout the day Clettreval, North Uist A Quail was heard calling from the road to St Kilda viewpoint
  4. Hawkeye

    8th June 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th June 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Quail was heard calling there again today, in the morning and afternoon. 6 Whimbrel were nearby on the machair by Ness cemetery Tigharry, North Uist A Quail was...
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    Local Rarity 7th June 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th June 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A Quail was heard calling there this afternoon Loch Barvas, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Glaucous Gull was there mid-morning Port Mhor/Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis The Little...
  6. Hawkeye

    16th July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th July, Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis Three Swifts were seen the this morning. The Quail was again heard calling near the hide. 48 Manx Shearwaters and 13 Puffins passed the Butt of Lewis and an Arctic Skua...
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    Local Rarity 11th July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th July 2021. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist Two Quails were heard calling near the campsite this evening Carnan ard Wiay, Benbecula A *Hobby* was reported there this afternoon
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    10th July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th July 2021. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A Quail was heard calling near the campsite this evening Loch Paible, North Uist An immature Glaucous Gull was there early afternoon West Gerinish, South Uist Two...
  9. Hawkeye

    8th July 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th July 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Quail was again heard calling there today Clachan Sands, North Uist A Quail was heard calling there this afternoon Cladh Hallan, South Uist A Rose-coloured...
  10. Hawkeye

    4th July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th July 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Quail was heard calling there again today
  11. Hawkeye

    26th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Quail was again heard singing behind the hide
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    21st June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st June 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Quail was again heard calling behind the hide Mingulay A Rose-coloured Starling was seen there today
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    National Rarity 15th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The male Black Redstart was showing well today and had been heard singing on 12th. Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Quail was again heard singing behind the hide Black...
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    National Rarity 14th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Quail was again heard singing behind the hide. A male Ruff was also present
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    Local Rarity 7th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A *Red-spotted Bluethroat* was seen there his afternoon at the base of the flagpole in the lighthouse compound. A *White-billed Diver* was reported nearby at Port Stoth Knockaird...
  16. Hawkeye

    4th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Quail was calling again today near the hide
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    Local Rarity 3rd June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd June 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A Quail was heard singing intermittently from the boardwalk to the hide this morning. Two male Ruff were also present Steinish, Isle of Lewis Three Curlew...
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    20th June 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th June 2019. Updated throughout the day Garrabost, Isle of Lewis A Quail was flushed from a croft there today. Seilebost, Isle of Harris 3 Whooper Swans were there this morning Sollas, North Uist A male Siskin was seen there today...
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