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  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th March 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th March 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Paible, North Uist The two ***Cackling Goose*** and a Pintail were seen there today Bornish, South Uist 10 Black-tailed Godwits were on the machair this afternoon
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 12th March 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today. 12th March 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A 3CY Glaucous Gull was seen on the gull roost this morning Loch Sandary, North Uist The *Green-winged Teal* was again seen on the loch. A juvenile Glaucous Gull was...
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 11th March 2021

    Wester Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th March 2021. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A Glaucous Gull was seen there late afternoon Loch na Meallaird, Benbecula A juvenile Glaucous Gull was there today Garrynamonie, South Uist Two immature Glaucous Gulls...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th March 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th March 2021. Updated throughout the day Rubh' Arnal, North Uist Four Iceland (adult, 3CY & two juveniles) and two juvenile Glaucous Gulls were there this morning Loch Sandary, North Uist The *Green-winged Teal* was again seen on the...
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 8th March 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th March 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gull was on the gull roost mid-morning Loch Sandary, North Uist An immature Iceland Gull and a single Pink-footed Goose were there early afternoon. The...
  6. 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...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 1st March 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st March 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gull and an adult Glaucous Gull was there briefly this morning Balranald, North Uist The pair of ***Cackling Geese*** were seen there again today...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 27th February 2021

    RSPB Balranald, North Uist The two ***Cackling Geese*** on the south side of Loch Scarie. Two Jack Snipe were on the reserve and two Lesser Black-backed Gulls were at the campsite in the afternoon. Loch Sandary, North Uist The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again seen on the loch Rubh' Arnal...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 22nd February 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd February 2021. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis An immature Iceland Gull was in the harbour this morning and two Jackdaws on the roof of the Co-op (see photos below) Rubh, Arnal, North Uist Seven immature Glaucous...
  10. 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...
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 20th February 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th February 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gull was there early afternoon Loch Sandary, North Uist The *Green-winged Teal* was again on the loch and the *Snow Goose* was in fields to the...
  12. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th February 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th February 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis An adult Iceland Gull was on the Loch at 10.30am and three Barnacle Geese were feeding with Greylag at the margins Stornoway, Isle of Lewis An adult Iceland Gull...
  13. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 9th February 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st February 2021. Updated throughout the day Carnan, South Uist A Water Rail was visiting in a garden there, and another seen in Askernish Loch Eubhal, North Uist A drake *Green-winged Teal* was seen there today, near Tigharry
  14. 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...
  15. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 6th February 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th February 2021. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Glaucous Gull was in the harbour in the afternoon Balranald, North Uist The two ***Cackling Geese*** were seen there this afternoon Rubh' Arnal, North...
  16. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 1st February 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st February 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Sandary, North Uist The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again seen on the loch. The *Snow Goose* was nearby at Kyles Paible in the afternoon.
  17. YvonneB

    Local Rarity 27th January 2021

    Making the most of a trip to Benbecula to do some necessary chores, birding on the way there and back Loch Bee, South Uist A juv Glaucous Gull and a single Scaup were at the SW corner of the loch this morning and a Ruff was on the pools near LA2 Ardivachar Machair, South Uist 1 Lapland Bunting...
  18. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 26th January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th January 2021. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis Two Bramblings were visiting a garden there Coot Loch, Benbecula The drake *Green-winged Teal* was still on the loch this morning
  19. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 24th January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th January 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gulls flew south mid-morning Loch Sandary, North Uist The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again on the loch Rubh' Arnal, North Uist Four juvenile...
  20. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 22nd January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th January 2021. Updated throughout the day Knockline, North Uist 54 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were seen on the machair Carinish, North Uist A juvenile Glaucous Gull was along the shoreline this morning Coot Loch, Benbecula The drake...
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