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richardson's cackling goose

  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 22nd March 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd March 2021. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist The two ***Cackling Geese*** were seen there today Loch Hallan, South Uist 93 Whooper Swans were there this afternoon with another 200 seen flying over West Kilbride
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 15th March 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th March 2021. Updated througout the day Paiblesgarry, North Uist The two ***Cackling Goose*** were there this morning before relocating to Balranald in the afternoon. 60 Snow Buntings were also at Balranald. Loch Mor, Benbecula A...
  3. 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
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th January 2021 Loch Branahuie, Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gull was seen there today Balranald, North Uist The two ***Cackling Geese*** were again seen there today by Loch nam Feithean Loch Sandary, North Uist The drake *Green-winged Teal*...
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 4th January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th January 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis An adult Iceland Gull was there mid morning Loch nam Feithean, North Uist The two ***Cackling Geese*** were seen distantly at the west end of the loch this...
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 2nd January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd January 2021. Updated throughout the day Rubh' Arnal, North Uist Three juvenile Iceland Gulls, a juvenile Glaucous Gull and a Lapland Bunting were seen there today Bayhead, North Uist A juvenile Iceland Gull was there this morning...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 1st January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, New Years Day 2021. Updated throughout the day Fivepenny, Isle of Lewis A Glaucous Gull was on the machair today Balranald, North Uist The two ***Cackling Geese*** were today seen at Loch Sgaraigh. Circa 10 Snow Buntings were on the...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th December 2020

    Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th December 2020. Updated throughout the day Seilebost, Isle of Harris An adult drake and *female Surf Scoter* were amongst the Scoter late morning Horgabost, Isle of Harris A Little Auk was seen from Traigh Iar Balranald, North Uist...
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 26th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Bunanavoneadar, Isle of Harris Three male Goosanders were seen there today Grenitote, North Uist Barred Warbler there this morning Loch Sandary, North Uist An immature Scaup was on the loch...
  14. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 23rd October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd October 2020. Updated throughout the day North Tolsta, Isle of Lewis A Carrion Crow was again seen on Traigh Mhor with a Hooded Crow Loch Paible, North Uist The two ***Richardson's Cackling Geese*** were there again today Loch na...
  15. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 11th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch Branahuie, Stonoway 42 Long-tailed Duck were on the loch this morning with a further 14 off the the east coast Clachan Sands, North Uist A Yellow-browed Warbler was seen there this...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist The two ***Cackling Geese*** were again seen on the reserve. Loch Sandary, North Uist The *Snow Goose*, two Pink-footed Geese and the Coot were there today Clachan...
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th Marh 2020. Updated throughgout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isles of Lewis The ***Richardson's Cackling Goose*** was again seen there amongst barnacle Geese. A juvenile Iceland Gull was also present West Gerinish, South Uist A pair of...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The ***Richardson's Cackling Goose*** was again seen amongst Barnacle Geese Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The 3rd winter Glaucous Gull was again at Marybank Salmon...
  19. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Balranald,North Uist The two ***Cackling Geese *** and a dark juvenile Iceland Gull were seen there today. An immature Glaucous Gull, drake Pintail and 60+ Snow Buntings were nearby at Aird an...
  20. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 19th February 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th February 2020. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist The two ***Richardson's Cackling Geese*** were seen at Traigh Iar today amongst Barnacle Geese. A 2CY Glaucous Gull was also there at a dead seal on the beach. The drake...
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