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  1. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 11th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Late news:- Two Short-eared Owls were seen there yesterday Butt of Lewis A juvenile Iceland Gull was seen by pools near the lighthouse this morning. A male Pochard was nearby at...
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A Carrion Crow was there this afternoon Back, Lewis Circa 25-30 Pink-feet and a Barnacle Goose were seen there today Balelone, North Uist 98 Barnacle Geese came in from the sea...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 29th April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th April 2021. Updated throughout the day St. Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** was present today Butt of Lewis An immature Iceland Gull was there early afternoon. Ten Lapland Buntings were still present this morning nearby on Lionel machair...
  4. Hawkeye

    25th April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th April 2021. Updated throughout the day Lionel, Isle of Lewis Six Lapland Buntings were still to be found on the machair this morning Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gull was seen there this evening Kilaulay, South Uist...
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 22nd April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd April 2021. Updated throughout the day Skigersta, Isle of Lewis A *White-billed Diver* was again seen there this afternoon. Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis Seven Lapland Buntings and eight Black-tailed Godwits were seen there this...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 21st April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st April 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis Three Lapland Buntings were near there this evening. A female Scaup, drake Pintail, female Gadwall, 11 Black-tailed Godwits, 18 Barnacle Geese and 9 Pink-footed...
  7. Lapland Bunting

    Lapland Bunting

    Lapland Bunting, Balranald, North Uist 2021 (C) Roger Auger
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st April 2021. Updated throughout the day Fivepenny, Ness, Isle of Lewis 16 Black-tailed Godwits were on Loch Beag at midday Melbost, Isle of Lewis 70+ Black-tailed Godwits were there today Balranald, North Uist A ***Cackling Goose***...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 16th April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th April 2021. Updated throughout the day Port Stoth, Isle of lewis An Iceland Gull was seen there today Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis Eight Lapland Buntings, 28 Black-tailed Godwits, a male Goosander, female Scaup and female Gadwall...
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 13th April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th April 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A 3CY Iceland Gull was there this morning. 6+ Lapland Buntings and a Black-tailed Godwit were nearby at Loch Stiapabhat (see post below) Loch na Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The *Snow...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th April 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch an Duin, Aird, Isle of Lewis A *Snow Goose* was feeding there with a group of Greylags early afternoon Balranald, North Uist A ***Todd's Canada Goose*** and 27 Lapwings were there this...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 3rd April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd April 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch na Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis 36 Pink-feet were there this morning and seen to depart early afternoon. Tong, Isle of Lewis A Glaucous Gull was seen there today Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A...
  13. MisterT

    1st April 2021

    90+ Redwing were in and around Askernish early morning. 40 White-fronts flew over north around midday.
  14. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 27th March 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th March 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis Two 2CY Iceland Gulls were there this morning and two 2CY Glaucous Gulls were nearby at Loch Stiapabhat (see post below) Aird, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gull was seen in th bay...
  15. 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...
  16. Hawkeye

    30th January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th January 2021. Updated throughout the day Rubh' Arnal, North Uist Eight Glaucous Gulls (adult + seven immatures), seven iceland Gulls (adult and six immatures), four Lapland Buntings, seven Snow Buntings and 108 Pale-bellied Brent...
  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 18th January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightintings for today, 18th January 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis An Iceland Gull was seen at Port Stoth today Garrynamonie, South Uist The Glaucous Gull was again seen on the beach today Castlebay, Barra The Treecreeper was again seen by...
  19. 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...
  20. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 31st December 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, New Year's Eve 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch Sandary, North Uist The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again seen on the loch. Nine Whooper swans were also present Ardivachar, South Uist 2+ Lapland Bunting and 2+ Snow Buntings were...
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