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  1. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 26th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings 26th August 2018 Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris The drake Surf Scoter was seen there again today Liniclate, Benbecula Circa 30 Black-tailed Godwits were on the machair today Bornish, South Uist 61 Black-tailed Godwits were on the machair this...
  2. MisterT

    Local Rarity 25th August 2018

    An influx of Redpoll today here at Askernish including a male that was ringed in Thornton, Leicester on 3rd November 2015. This was the forth time that I have controlled it here, the last time being a year ago, almost to the day! Previous encounters here in Askernish 30-April-2016 07-May-2016...
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 5th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 5th August 2018 Cnoc a' Charnain, nr Carishader, Isle of Lewis A Rose-coloured Starling was seen there today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:50 - 09:50 Weather: Wind SSW F4, 8/8 cloud, occasional misty spells and light...
  4. Hawkeye

    19th July 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 19th July 2018 Borve, Barra The Rose-coloured Starling is still be be found on the machair
  5. Hawkeye

    18th July 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 18th July 2018. Updated throughout the day Borve, Barra The Rose-coloured Starling is still to be found on the machair Aird an Runair, North Uist The 2nd summer Glaucous Gull is still there Loch Sandary, North Uist 15 Black-tailed...
  6. Hawkeye

    10th July 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 10th July 2018. Updated throughout the day Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:30 - 09:20 Weather: Wind NW-NNW F2, 8/8 cloud, murky out to sea. Very fine, light drizzle at times. Temp 14C. A near 3 hour seawatch this morning...
  7. Hawkeye

    8th July 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 8th July 2018. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist The 2nd summer Glaucous Gull was seen there again today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:35 - 09:00 Weather: Wind SW F3 veering NW F2 by end of watch, poor...
  8. Hawkeye

    5th July 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 5th July 2018 Borve, Barra The Rose-coloured Starling is still to be found feeding around the cattle on the machair The Shiant Islands A Cuckoo was seen on Garbh Eilean this morning
  9. BrianR

    1st July 2018

    A Sandwich Tern was still present at Aird an Runair, North Uist this morning. Also the summering Glaucous Gull while several of the Arctic Tern chicks are not far off making their first flights. Snipe feeding amongst the seaweed on the beach.
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 28th June 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 28th June 2018. Updated throughout the day St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was again seen on Hirta Borve, Barra The Rose-coloured Starling was still there today (see Bruce's post below) Mingulay A House Martin was seen on the island...
  11. BrianR

    25th June 2018

    The Glaucous Gull that has usually been on the beach at Aird an Runair, North Uist was on the machair between Aird an Runair and RSPB visitor centre this morning.
  12. Hawkeye

    19th June 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 19th June 2018. Updated throughout the day Great Bernera, Isle of Lewis A Scaup was seen offshore today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 05:50 - 08:45 Weather: Wind WSW F5, cloud at first some sunny spells later. A near 3 hour...
  13. Hawkeye

    18th June, 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 18th June 2018. Updated throughout the day Uig, Isle of Lewis A Rose-coloured Starling was seen at Cliff Beach this afternoon. Borve, Barra The Rose-coloured Starling was still on the machair near the cemetery this morning Stoneybridge...
  14. B

    National Rarity 17th June 2018

    Kathy found an adult Rose-coloured Starling at Borve, Barra this afternoon. It was initially on the hillside above the campsite before moving out onto the machair near the cemetery in the company of about 200 Starlings. It could be the Vatersay bird moving north, or just as likely a new...
  15. YvonneB

    Mega!!! American Redstart, Barra, 7th to 17th September 2017 by Bruce Taylor

    The write up for the American Redstart from @Bruce American Redstart on Barra: 7th-17th September 2017 First record for the Outer Hebrides Over the years the Isle of Barra has earned a reputation as something of a rarity magnet. The Yellow Warbler got the ball rolling back in 2004 and was...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 1st June 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 1st June 2018. Updated throughout the day St Kilda A first summer ***Black-headed Wagtail*** was there this morning Creachan, Barra An *Icterine Warbler* there and singing this morning (See Bruce's post below) Black-headed wagtail...
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th May 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 10th May 2018 Caolas, Vatersay The ***Lesser Yellowlegs*** was still present this morning at grid ref NL625975 (see Bruce's post below) Eilogarry, Barra The *White-billed Diver* was seen off the jetty late afternoon Stinky Bay...
  18. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 30th April 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 30th April 2018. Updated throughout the day St Kilda :( No sign of the Snowy Owl so far today
  19. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 28th April 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 28th April 2018. Updated throughout the day Eoligarry, Barra The *White-billed Diver* was still present this morning (See Bruce's post below) Druidibeg Plantation, South Uist A Redwing, Siskin and 2 Cuckoos were seen there today...
  20. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 19th April 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 19th April 2018. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis News from Tony Marr:- The drake ***Blue-winged Teal*** is still present at the northern end of Loch Stiapavat. I relocated it at around 0730 feeding in the grassy...