national rarity

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  1. 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...
  2. Lesser Yellowlegs

    Lesser Yellowlegs

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

    Lesser Yellowlegs

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

    Isabelline Shrike

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

    Isabelline Shrike

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

    Snowy Owl

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

    Mega!!! Blackpoll Warbler, North Uist, 23rd October 2017 by Brian Rabbitts

    Blackpoll Warbler, Lochmaddy North Uist, 23rd October 2017 The fourth Outer Hebrides record The year 2016 was an outstanding year for North American passerines in the Outer Hebrides with White-crowned Sparrow and Black-billed Cuckoo in the spring and Eastern Kingbird, Yellow-billed Cuckoo and...
  8. YvonneB

    Mega!!! American Redstart, Barra, 7th to 17th September 2017 by Bruce Taylor

    The write up for the American Redstart from @Bruce American Redstart on Barra: 7th-17th September 2017 First record for the Outer Hebrides Over the years the Isle of Barra has earned a reputation as something of a rarity magnet. The Yellow Warbler got the ball rolling back in 2004 and was...
  9. YvonneB

    Mega!!! White-throated Needletail, Barra, 22nd June 2017 by Bruce Taylor

    Submitted by @Bruce :) White-throated Needletail on Barra: 22nd June 2017 Second record for the Outer Hebrides. Kathy and I had enjoyed a busy spring on Barra finding a few good birds including two Night Herons, a White-billed Diver, a singing Marsh Warbler and some Hebridean scarcities. Now...
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 30th March 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 30th March 2018. Updated throughout the day St. Kilda The ***Hooded Merganser*** is still to be found on the fire pond, Hirta Hooded Merganser, St Kilda courtesy of Soay Sheep Project Butt of Lewis An Iceland Gull seen there today...
  11. American Redstart

    American Redstart

    American Redstart, Eoligarry, Barra. 08-Sep-2107
  12. American Redstart

    American Redstart

    American Redstart, Eoligarry, Barra. 08 September 2017 © Yvonne Benting
  13. American Redstart

    American Redstart

    American Redstart, Eoligarry, Barra. 08 September 2017 © Yvonne Benting
  14. American Redstart

    American Redstart

    American Redstart, Eoligarry, Barra 08 September 2017 © Yvonne Benting
  15. American Redstart

    American Redstart

    American Redstart, Eoligarry, Barra 08 September 2017 © Yvonne Benting
  16. White-throated Needle-tail

    White-throated Needle-tail

    White-throated Needle-tail, Gleann, Barra 22 June 2017 © Bruce Taylor
  17. Whiskered Tern

    Whiskered Tern

    Whiskered Tern, Loch Bhrusda, Berneray 3 June 2014 © Brian Rabbitts
  18. Blyths Reed Warbler

    Blyths Reed Warbler

    Blyth's Reed Warbler © Peter Wilson
  19. Greater Snow Geese

    Greater Snow Geese

    Greater Snow Geese © John Kemp
  20. YvonneB

    Mega!!! Western Sandpiper, North Uist, Aug/Sept 2016 by Brian Rabbitts

    Western Sandpiper - A first for the Outer Hebrides North Uist, August/September 2016 By: Brian Rabbitts This article originally appeared in Scottish Birds 36 (4): 363-365 Aird an Rùnair, North Uist is well known as the premier seawatching site in Britain for witnessing the spring migration of...