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  1. MisterT

    Local Rarity 5th February 2020

    The two immature Glaucous Gulls were again on Askernish beach this morning and a juvenile Iceland and Glaucous Gull were at Kildonan in the afternoon Glaucous Gull in the gloom
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 22nd January 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd January 2020. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis An Iceland Gull was there today Balranald, North Uist The two ***Richardson's Cackling Geese*** were on the reserve this afternoon. The drake Pintail was on Loch...
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 18th January 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th January 2020. Updated throughout the day Steinish, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Iceland Gull was along Simon's Road this morning Berneray A Pale-bellied Brent Goose and 270 Twite were seen there today Balranald, North Uist The *Snow...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 4th December 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th December 2019. Updated throughout the day Clachan, South Uist The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again at the north end of Loch Bee South Glendale, South Uist A male Blackcap was in a graden there Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting...
  5. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 9th November 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today. 9th Novemebr 2019. Updated throughout the day Miavaig, Isle of Lewis 3 Snow Buntings were there today Aird an Runair, North Uist 80+ Snow Buntings were there again today South Glendale, South Uist 4 Waxwings, 2 female Blackaps and a...
  6. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 8th November 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th November 2019. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 8 Waxwings were in Stewart Drive, Stornoway, this morning South Glendale, South Uist 4 Waxwings and 2 female Blackcaps were in a garden there Ruhba Ardvule, South...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 3rd November 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd November 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Paible, North Uist 6 Pintail were seen there today and a Siberian Chiffchaff was nearbly at Paiblesgarry Carinish, North Uist The 4 Long-tailed Tits were still there today Loch Sandary...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 26th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Balemore, North Uist The white morph ***Snow Goose*** was again seen there this morning Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:10 - 10:55 Weather: Wind W f5 gust f6. 8/8 cloud, some...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 23rd October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd October 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis 60+ Whooper Swans were seen on the flooded machair north of the loch today
  10. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 17th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Ness, Isle of Lewis A Swallow was there today Barvas, Isle of Lewis 45 Pink-footed Geese were seen in a field there Borve, Berneray Circa 1000 Barnacle geese and 7 Pink-footed Geese were...
  11. Hawkeye

    Mega!!! 16th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A *Bluethroat* was seen on the island today Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A ***Long-billed Dowitcher*** was seen there this afternoon Borve, Berneray 3 **White-rumped...
  12. Hawkeye

    Mega!!! 15th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Ahmore, North Uist A juvenile ***Laughing Gull*** flew north along the road just south of Ahmore about 15:30 but couldn't be relocated. Scolpaig, North Uist 3 Snow Buntings were seen there...
  13. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 14th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis A male Blackcap and a Waxwing were there around midday Loch Siapabhat, Isle of Lewis circ 50 barnacle Geese were seen to fly over, 30 of which returned and settled...
  14. B

    National Rarity 13th October 2019

    After completing a WeBS count at Baleshare, North Uist I stopped to scan through a flock of Golden Plover that were outside the count area and opposite Loch na Paisg. On the fringes of the flock was a moulting adult American Golden Plover. It was pretty distant and I wasn't able to obtain any...
  15. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Langass, North Uist A Yellow-browed Warbler was there again today Carinish, North Uist Circa 300 Barnacle Geese flew south-east this afternoon. The Range, South Uist 2 **White-rumped...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th October 2019

    News from Andrew 10 whoopers over the house this morning, 10 barnacle geese N at Balgarva. drake pintail, 36 gadwall (highest count I can recall here) and 26 shoveler on Coot Loch.
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis A ***Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll*** was seen in a sycamore tree by 9 Port of Ness and then flew off. [See news from Tony Marr below] Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis 24...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th October 2019

    Western Isles /Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Langass Lodge, North Uist A *Barn Owl*, Yellow-browed Warbler and a Chiffchaff were seen around the lodge Lochmaddy, North Uist A Fieldfare and male Blackcap were seen there today Balranald...
  19. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 8th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis A Little Grebe was seen on the loch today The Braigh, Isle of Lewis A Slavonian Grebe was on the south side today Loch Sandary, North Uist The Little Egret, 32...
  20. B

    Local Rarity 7th October 2019

    A Little Egret was a recent arrival at Loch Sandary, North Uist today.