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  1. Hawkeye

    1st June 2021

    Eoropie, Isle of Lewis 2 Sandwich Terns were seen on the beach there. Loch Barvas, Isle of Lewis A Little Stint was present in the north-east corner of the loch this afternoon Northton, Isle of Harris A Rose-coloured Starling was seen near Temple cafe this morning Claddach-vallay, North Uist...
  2. Hawkeye

    3rd January 2021

    Westrn Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings today, 3rd January 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis. An adult Little Gull and a juvenile Iceland Gull flew north today between 10:50 - 11:00 Balranald, North Uist 70 Snow Buntings were seen on the reserve early afternoon...
  3. Hawkeye

    9th July 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th July 2020 Cross, Isle of Lewis The Rose-coloured Starling was still there today Loch Mor, Baleshare Four Black-tailed Godwits were by the loch Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:20-10:10 Weather: Wind, light NW f2, mix...
  4. A

    8th July 2020

    Rose-coloured starling still at Ardvule this morning though mobile with starling flocks. Also a nice adult little gull there with c20 1st summer Arctic terns and 10 1st summer knot. cheers, Andrew
  5. Hawkeye

    22nd June 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd June 2020. Updated throughout the day Coot Loch, Benbecula An adult Little Gull was seen there this afternoon. A House Martin was nearby at Balivanich Carnan, South Uist Two Whinchats were there this evening Loch na Tiumpan, Isle...
  6. Hawkeye

    8th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 500 Sooty Shearwaters, 1 juvenile Pomarine Skua, 1 Arctic Skua and 150 Manx Shearwaters were feeding off shore this morning along with and number of Great Skuas and a mass of...
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    Little Gull

    Little Gull © Ian Thompson
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    Little Gull

    Little Gull © Ian Thompson