outer hebrides

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  1. Peregine

    Peregine

    Peregrine Falcon, Frobost, South Uist January 2019. (C) Ian Thompson
  2. Chris Johnson

    Local Rarity 20th January, 2019

    WEBs count, Ardivachar. Not too optomistic this morning as the tide has already ebbs somewhat by 0900hrs. However, it proved otherwise. A large number of gulls on the seaweed, mostly herring gulls (c900), 32 common gulls, 42 black-headed gulls and 5 greaters. Waders: 40 purple sandpipers, 87...
  3. Hawkeye

    18th January 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th January 2019. Updated throughout the day Bunavoneadar, Isle of Harris A Brambling was there today Seilebost, Isle of Harris 50 Long-tailed Ducks and 200 Common Scoters were seen offshore Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 17th January 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th January 2019. Updated throughout the day Linshader, Isle of Lewis 3 Goosander were seen on the loch today Eoligarry, Barra The *White-billed Diver* was seen offshore from the jetty today White-billed Diver (C) & courtesy of Ian...
  5. B

    Local Rarity 16th January 2019

    There were 19 Whooper Swans (9 juveniles) and the Green-winged Teal was noted again during a brief late-afternoon visit to Loch Sandary, North Uist. The teal was indulging in some head-shake display.
  6. Hawkeye

    15th January 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th Juanuary 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Fada, Benbecula A pair of Pintail were on the loch today. Loch Bee, South Uist A Little Egret and 2 female Scaup were at the south end of the loch Borve, Barra The Parvipes type Canada...
  7. Hawkeye

    14th January 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th January 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch nam Feithean, North Uist 7 Pintail were on the loch Rubh' Arnal, North Uist An Iceland Gull and 23 Light-bellied Brent Geese were seen there today Clachan-a-Luib, North Uist A Fieldfare...
  8. YvonneB

    Patch Birding Yvonne's Patchwork Challenge 2019

    So, after being really busy and not taking part in this annual challenge at all last year (and being a total slacker in 2017) I thought i would give it another go this year - partly because i'm also taking part in the #walk1000miles challenge. I thought that the two challenges would go very well...
  9. Hawkeye

    13th January 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th January 2019. Updated throughout the day Rubh' Arnal, North Uist An adult Kumlien's Gull, 17 Light-bellied Brent Geese and circa 40 Corn Buntings were seen there this afternoon Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:35 -...
  10. Hawkeye

    12th January 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th January 2019. Updated throughout the day Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:45 - 11:15 Weather: Wind W F6-7, 8/8 cloud, very dull, misty and rain throughout. Temp 8.5C A 2+ hour seawatch this morning produced 4 Eider (S)...
  11. Great Northern Diver

    Great Northern Diver

    Great Northern Diver, Askernish (C) Ian Thompson
  12. Hawkeye

    11th January 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th January 2019. Updated throughout the year Grenitote, North Uist A Pink-footed Goose and 2 hybrid Cackling x Barnacle Geese were on the machair today
  13. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th January 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today. 10th January 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Bee, South Uist A Little Egret was seen at the south end of Loch Bee this morning
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 8th January 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th January 2019. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of lewis The adult Iceland Gul was still in the harbour area at dusk Balranald, North Uist The Richardson's Cackling Goose and small Canada Goose were again present today. 20...
  15. Hawkeye

    7th January 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th January 2019. Updated throughout the day Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:40 - 10:45 Weather: Wind W F7-8, cloud mostly 7/8 or 8/8, one light shower, temp 9.4C. A 2 hour seawatch this morning produced 8 Long-tailed Ducks...
  16. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 6th January 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th January 2019. Updated throughout the day Borve, Berneray Snow Buntings were reported on the machair today. A single Pink-footed Goose and 14 Common Scoters were also reported off the west side of the island. Askernish, South Uist The...
  17. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 5th January 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th January 2019. Updated throughout the day Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris 100+ Common Scoters and 50 Long-tailed Ducks were there today Loch Sandary, North Uist The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again seen on the loch Ruhba...
  18. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 4th January 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th January 2019. Updated throughout the day Berneray 1,900 Barnacle Geese were at the south end of the island Aileodair, North Uist The drake *American Wigeon* was again on Loch there Balranald, North Uist The Cackling Goose and small...
  19. Hawkeye

    3rd January 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd January 2019. Updated throughout the day Borve, Isle of Barra The small Canada Goose is still on the machair there Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:35 - 10:35 Weather: Wind S F3, 8/8 cloud, dull. Temp 7.1C. A 2 hour...
  20. Hawkeye

    2nd January 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd january 2019. Updated throughout the day Borve, Barra The small Canada Goose was there again today, viewed from the Craigston layby Loch Bee, South Uist Circa 130 Greenland White-fronted and circa 50 Barnacle Geese were on the west...