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  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th September 2020, Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapavat, Isle of Lewis Two Black-tailed Godwits and 42 Curlew were there this afternoon Gallan Head, Isle of Lewis Two Lapland Buntings were seen there today Loch Mheacleit, Isle of...
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 9th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A *Buff-Breasted Sandpiper* was seen 1 mile west of the lighthouse at 16:00 Mangersta, Isle of Lewis A seawatch this morning (07:30-0900) produced one Pomarine Skua and 76...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 8th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 10 Sooty Shearwaters, 7 Manx Shearwaters, 3 Great Skuas and a Great Northern Diver were seen between 0640-0740. Knockaird, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Dotterel was on the hills to...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 7th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A Sooty Shearwater and two House Martins were there late afternoon. Valtos, Isle of Lewis 19 Black-throated Divers were offshore from Traigh na Beirigh. A single House Martin...
  5. Hawkeye

    Mega!!! 16th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A *Bluethroat* was seen on the island today Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A ***Long-billed Dowitcher*** was seen there this afternoon Borve, Berneray 3 **White-rumped...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 29th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist An adult ***Whiskered Tern*** was there today along with 5 Black-tailed Godwits. 130+ Pink-footed Geese headed south and another C200 headed east Langass Lodge, North...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 27th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist 7 Lapland Buntings were on the machair today Sollas, North Uist A *Buff-breasted Sandpiper* and 3 Ruff were on the machair there Claddach-knockline A Common Redstart...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist 2 *Buff-breasted Sandpipers* were with Golden Plovers near the picnic site. A Lapland Bunting, Ruff and 3 Black-tailed Godwits were also seen there [see post below]...
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 17th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th September 2019. Updated throughout the day The Butt of Lewis Hundreds of Pink-footed Geese were seen arriving in off the sea this morning with 500 being seen in "just a few minutes" Barvas, Isle of Lewis The adult **White-rumped...
  10. Buff-breasted Sandpiper

    Buff-breasted Sandpiper

    Buff-breasted Sandpiper, St Kilda. September 2018 (C) Cairan Hatsell
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 23rd September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today 23rd September 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The *Buff-breasted Sandpiper* was still there today Achmor, Isle of lewis A ringtail Hen Harrier was there this morning North Ford, North Uist A Little Stint was seen from...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 22nd September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 22nd september 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta St. Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** and the *Buff-breasted Sandpipier* were both seen this morning in and around the village. 2 Lapland Buntings and a Jack Snipe were seen later in...
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    Local Rarity 21st September 2018

    A flock of at least 45 Pink-footed Geese flew S over Carinish, North Uist this morning as I was taking the dogs out while a Water Rail (the first for some while) was 'squealing' in the marsh. Later in the morning there was the first arrival of Whooper Swans on Baleshare, North Uist with three...
  14. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 18th September 2018

    News from Tony Marr at Ness Lapland Buntings at The Butt After yesterday’s flock of 4 in the morning near the lighthouse, this morning saw a further arrival. At (08.45) a flock of 45 came in over our heads along the cliffs, about a quarter of a mile SW of the lighthouse, appearing to arrive...
  15. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 14th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 14th September 2018. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A *Buff-breasted Sandpiper* and 2 Curlew Sandpipers were seen on the estuary at Traigh Mhealaboist to the north of the airport The Butt of Lewis 44 Sooty...
  16. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 13th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 13th September 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The Rose-coloured Starling is still present in the village and a Lapland Bunting was seen up at Mullach Sgar. Gallan Head, Isle of Lewis A *Buff-breasted Sandpiper* was seen...
  17. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 5th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 5th September 2018. Updated throughout the day Howmore, South Uist An immature Glaucous Gull was seen on the beach feeding on a whale carcus, 0.5 miles north of the Howmore River mouth Bolnabodach, Isle of Barra A Short-eared Owl was...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 3rd September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 3rd September 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** and an adult Rose-coloured Starling were in the village this morning. A Swift was seen later in the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The adult...
  19. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 2nd September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 2nd September 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen in the village this afternoon Hosta, North Uist Circa 20 Black-tailed Godwits were seen there today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting...
  20. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 1st September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 1st September 2018. Updated throughout the day Traigh Leathann, Baleshare A *Buff-breasted Sandpiper* was seen there at midday [see BrianR's post below] Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The adult Rose-coloured Starling was still at the landfill...
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