national rarity

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  1. Hooded Merganser

    Hooded Merganser

    Male Hooded Merganser, St Kilda March 2018 (C) Jane Pilkington
  2. Hooded Merganser

    Hooded Merganser

    Male Hooded Merganser, St Kilda March 2018 (C) Jane Pilkington
  3. MisterT

    National Rarity 15th August 2019

    Newly cut fields at Ormaclete were attacting numerous birds. In amongst the many gulls and lapwings were 50+ Curlew and 13 Black-tailed Godwits late morning
  4. Two-barred Crossbill

    Two-barred Crossbill

    Two-barred Crossbill, Bruernish, Barra, August 2019 (C) Bruce Taylor
  5. B

    National Rarity 6th August 2019

    I found a male Two-barred Crossbill at Bruernish, Barra this morning. It flew in from the north at around 11.10 and fed on spruce cones until around mid day. At one point it flew off high to the east before returning a minute or so later. It was extremely vocal. There has been no sign of it...
  6. Two-barred Crossbill

    Two-barred Crossbill

    Sub adult male Two-barred Crossbill, langass Woods, North Uist August 2019 (C) Ian Thompson
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 1st August 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st August 2019. Updated throughout the day Langass Woods, North Uist A report of two, possibly three ***Two-barred Crossbills*** present this afternoon. Lochmaddy, North Uist 12 Storm Petrels were seen from the Uig - Lochmaddy ferry...
  8. Calandra Lark

    Calandra Lark

    Calandra Lark, Paible, North Uist 2019. (C) Paul Donald
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 19th July 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th July 2019. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Late news:- The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen on the hill above the village on Monday [15th July] Bedersaig, Isle of Harris A Rose-coloured Starling was there today.
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th July 2019

    Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th July 2019. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Late news:- The female ***Snowy Owl*** is still being seen occasionally, last report being on July 2nd Balranald, North Uist The Quail was again heard singing near the camp site...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 25th June 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th June 2019. Updated throughout the day Hirta St Kilda Late News:- The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen the again yesterday Eoropie, Isle of Lewis A **Stone-curlew** was on ther fields behind the sports centre this morning South...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 21st June 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st June 2019. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A male ***Blyth's Reed Warbler*** has been singing and showing on and off by the visitor centre today. The Curlew Sandpiper was still nearby at Aird an Runair Garrabost...
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 2nd June 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd June 2019. Updated throughout the day Langass Lodge, North Uist The ***Iberian Chiffchaff*** was heard briefly there again this afternoon Vallay, North Uist 3 Barnacle Geese were there today Loch Mor, Benbecula A male Ruff there was...
  14. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 30th May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th May 2019. Updated throughout the day Langass Lodge, North Uist An ***Iberian Chiffchaff*** was heard singing there today Druim Dubh, North Uist A juvenile Glaucous Gull was seen there at 13.30 by the A865 junction to Paiblesgarry at...
  15. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 25th May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th May 2019. Updated throughout the day St Kilda Late news - The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen briefly in Glenn Mor yesterday Bolnabadoch, Barra The **Purple Heron** was again at Loch an Ali, showing occasionally Tiumpan Head, Isle of...
  16. Lesser Yellowlegs

    Lesser Yellowlegs

    lesser yellowlegs, Askernish, South Uist October 2018 (C) Ian Thompson
  17. Lesser Yellowlegs

    Lesser Yellowlegs

    lesser yellowlegs, Askernish, South Uist October 2018 (C) Ian Thompson
  18. Isabelline Shrike

    Isabelline Shrike

    Isabelline Shrike, Barra, October 2018 (C) Ian Thompson
  19. Isabelline Shrike

    Isabelline Shrike

    Isabelline Shrike, Barra, October 2018. (C) Ian Ricketts
  20. Snowy Owl

    Snowy Owl

    Snowy Owl, St Kilda. September 2018 (C) Cairan Hatsell