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  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 2nd April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd April 2019. Updated throughout the day Ness, Isle of Lewis An estimate 1500 - 2000 Redwings arrived in the area late afternoon. 2 male Wheatears were by the lighthouse. Pink-footed Geese were also arriving with large flocks seen in...
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 1st April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st April 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapavat, Ness, Isle of Lewis 400+ Pink-footed Geese were on the machair close to the loch this evening Barvas, Isle of Lewis 250+ Redwings were seen moving north early this morning...
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 31st March 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 31st March 2019. Updated throughout the day Sound of Harris 8 Red-throated Divers, 49 Great Northern Divers, 5 Slavonian Grebe, 295 Eider, 107 Long-tailed Duck and, 4 Kittiwake were seen from the ferry. 23 Whoopers flew NW up the Sound at...
  4. MisterT

    30th March 2019

    Redwings again on the move through Askernish this morning with the air filled with their song and chatter in the township. Too numerous to count but 73 passed the front of the house in a ten minute period while I was drinking tea. Early afternoon there were 196 Whooper Swans on 2 lochs at...
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 29th March 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th March 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapavat, Ness, Isle of Lewis 2 Greenland White-fronted Geese were seen with a flock of possibly Icelandic Greylag Geese Loch na Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis 31 Whooper Swans were on the loch...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 28th March 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th March 2018. Updated throughout the day Gallan Head, Isle of Lewis Late news of an Osprey seen there yesterday Loch na Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis 30 Whooper Swans were on the loch today and another seven were nearby on Loch an Duin at...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 19th March 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th March 2019. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist The ***Cackling Goose*** and Canada Goose were again there today. Also single Light-Bellied Brent and Pink-footed Goose were present in the area
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 18th March 2018

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th March 2019. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist The ***Cackling Goose*** and Canada Goose were again seen there Rubh' Arnal, Nort Uist A 3rd winter Iceland Gull and an adult Glaucous Gull were there today Carinish...
  9. BrianR

    Local Rarity 16th March 2019

    Among the species seen in the Rubh' Arnal area, North Uist this morning were 64 pale-bellied Brent Geese (including the colour-ringed bird that has been present since 28th December), a colour-ringed Barnacle Goose, adult Iceland and Glaucous Gulls and 13 Razorbills quite close inshore. Glaucous...
  10. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 8th March 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th March 2019. Updated throughout the day Borve, Barra The parvipes type Canada Goose was again there amongst Barnacle Geese Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 07:35 - 10:05 Weather: Wind S veering SSW F4-5. 8/8 cloud, rain for...
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 4th March 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th March 2019. Updated throughout the day Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris 40 Common Scoters were in the sound today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 07:15 - 09:45 Weather: Wind WNW backing W F 5-6, mix of occasional showers...
  12. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 28th February 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th February 2019. Updated throughout the day Kendibig, Isle of Harris Late news of a Chiffchaff seen there yesterday Scotvein, Grimsay A Chiffchaff was seen there today.
  13. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 26th February 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th February 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Sandary, North Uist The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again on the loch Rubh' Arnal, North Uist 2 Glaucous Gulls (2nd and 3rd winter) were there today. Iochar, South Uist A Swallow...
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 23rd February 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd February 2019. Updated throughout the day Coot Loch, Benbecula A drake *Green-winged Teal* and a Black-tailed Godwit were there today
  15. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 19th February 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th February 2019. Updated throughout the day Grenitote, North Uist A *European White-fronted Goose* was there along with two Cackling x Barnacle Geese hybrids. 2 Pink-footed Geese were nearby at Sgiobanias Malacleit, North Uist Circa...
  16. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 18th February 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th February 2019. Updated throughout the day Eoligarry, Barra The *White-billed Diver* was still offshore today, seen from the jetty and circa 30 Snow Buntings were on the beach. Borve, Barra The Parvipes type Canada Goose is still on...
  17. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 17th February 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th February 2019. Updated throughout the day. Carishader, Isle of Lewis An early Swallow has been circling and feeding in a garden there Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The adult Iceland Gull was still in the harbour area Balranald, North...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th February 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th February 2019. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist The ***Richardson's Cackling Goose*** and small Canada Goose were seen there again today. Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:00 - 10:20 Weather: Wind SSW...
  19. BrianR

    Local Rarity 13th February 2019

    The ♂ Green-winged Teal was on view again during a brief early afternoon visit to Loch Sandary, North Uist. Herring Gull with unusually pale primaries.
  20. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th February 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th February 2019. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis An adult Glaucous Gull and 2 Iceland Gulls (adult and 2CY) were seen there today Balranald, North Uist The ***Richardson's Cackling Goose*** and small Canada...