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lesser yellowlegs

  1. YvonneB

    SBRC Latest SBRC Decisions - July 2021

    Lesser Yellowlegs, Hougarry, Balranald, North Uist, 26/10/2020, 1CY, ACCEPT Lesser Yellowlegs, Ardivachar, South Uist, 07-21/12/2020, 1CY, ACCEPT White-rumped Sandpiper, Loch Ordais, Lewis, 29/09/2020, 1CY, ACCEPT Wilson’s Petrel, “Off” St Kilda, 06/07/2020, ACCEPT Woodchat Shrike...
  2. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 23rd December 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd December 2020. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A 3CY Glaucous Gull flew past late afternoon Berneray A Greenland White-fronted Geese was amongst the Barnacle Geese and 3+ Snow Buntings were on the island Loch...
  3. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 21st December 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st December 2020. Updated throughout the day The Range, South Uist The **Lesser Yellowlegs** was present this morning on flooded machair in the company of a single Redshank (see post below) Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period...
  4. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 15th December 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th December 2020. Updated throughout the day Balgarva. South Uist a female Common Scoter was seen offshore Ardivachar, South Uist The **Lesser Yellowlegs** was again on the machair this morning. A Lapland Bunting and 8+ Snow Buntings...
  5. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 14th December 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th December 2020. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist Five Glaucous Gulls (4 Juveniles and 2nd winter) were on the island this afternoon Ardivachar, South Uist The **Lesser Yellowlegs** was seen on the machair early...
  6. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 7th December 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th December 2020. Updated throughout the day. The Sound of Taransay A drake Surf Scoter, 420 Common Scoter, 42 Slavonian Grebe, 240 Eider and 85 Long-tailed Duck were sen there today Ardivachar, South Uist A **Lesser Yellowlegs** was...
  7. 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...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 29th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th September 2020 Hirta St. Kilda Late News The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there again yesterday Loch Paible, North Uist A Little Stint was there this morning on the southern shore. The **Lesser Yellowlegs** a Ruff and at least two...
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 28th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda At least two Yellow-browed Warblers were there today Trumisgarry, North Uist The Little Egret was again seen there Loch Paible, North Uist The **Lesser Yellowlegs** was...
  10. Lesser Yellowlegs

    Lesser Yellowlegs

    Lesser Yellowlegs, North Uist 2020 © Brian Rabbitts
  11. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 26th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch Bhrusda, Berneray Three Barnacle Geese and two Pink-feet were around the loch. 149 Twite were on the machair Loch Paible, North Uist Three Lapland Buntings were there today. The...
  12. Lesser Yellowlegs

    Lesser Yellowlegs

    Lesser Yellowlegs, Paiblesgarry, North Uist 2020 © Pete Winn
  13. Lesser Yellowlegs

    Lesser Yellowlegs

    Lesser Yellowlegs, Paiblesgarry, North Uist 2020 © Pete Winn
  14. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 24th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis Two lapland Buntings were to the west of the lighthouse. A Lesser Whitethroat, Willow and Chiffchaff were at nearby Ness Paiblesgarry, North Uist A juvenile **Lesser...
  15. B

    Scottish Rarity 2nd November 2019

    On Barra the Ring-necked Duck was still on Loch Tangasdale. 64 Fieldfares and a Brambling were at Brevig, while 5 Siskins, another Brambling and 2 Blackcaps were at Creachan. 59 Black-throated Divers were off the east side of Vatersay this afternoon: my highest count to date, though I suspect it...
  16. B

    Scottish Rarity 31st October 2019

    A surprise at Carinish, North Uist in the late morning when I took the dogs for a walk were four Long-tailed Tits. I managed to get a photo of one before they headed off.
  17. B

    National Rarity 30th October 2019

    I managed to get some slightly better photos than on the 28th of the Two-barred Crossbills present in Langass Woods, North Uist. Perhaps a similar number (seven) present as reported the previous day.
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 25th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was in village bay today [see post below] Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Swallow was seen in the castle grounds today Loch Paible, North Uist The...
  19. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 24th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Barvas, Isle of Lewis 150+ Redwings were seen there today Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 42 Waxwings were in a garden there and another 30+ were opposite the hospital entrance [see post below]...
  20. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th October 2018

    Castlebay, Barra The ***Pechora Pipit*** was showing well near the football pitch again today. A Yellow-browed Warbler was also present. Langass Lodge, North Uist A Yellow-browed Warbler and 5 Bramblings were there this morning. Carinish, North Uist A Wheatear and a Woodcock were seen there...
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