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  1. Hawkeye

    21st June 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 21st June 2018. Updated throughout the day Tarbert, Isle of Harris The Rose-coloured Starling was seen again in a garden near the pier
  2. Hawkeye

    20th June 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 20th June 2018. Updated throughout the day Tarbert, Isle of Harris A Rose-coloured Starling first seen on Monday (18th) is still to be found in a garden near the pier St Kilda A Lapland Bunting was seen at Mullach Sgar today North...
  3. Hawkeye

    19th June 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 19th June 2018. Updated throughout the day Great Bernera, Isle of Lewis A Scaup was seen offshore today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 05:50 - 08:45 Weather: Wind WSW F5, cloud at first some sunny spells later. A near 3 hour...
  4. Hawkeye

    18th June, 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 18th June 2018. Updated throughout the day Uig, Isle of Lewis A Rose-coloured Starling was seen at Cliff Beach this afternoon. Borve, Barra The Rose-coloured Starling was still on the machair near the cemetery this morning Stoneybridge...
  5. B

    National Rarity 17th June 2018

    Kathy found an adult Rose-coloured Starling at Borve, Barra this afternoon. It was initially on the hillside above the campsite before moving out onto the machair near the cemetery in the company of about 200 Starlings. It could be the Vatersay bird moving north, or just as likely a new...
  6. Hawkeye

    15th June 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 15th June 2018. Updated throughout the day Vatersay An adult Rose-coloured Starling was on the machair to the south of the community hall Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 05:45 - 10:10 Weather: Wind varying through WSW-SW-W F4...
  7. Hawkeye

    14th June 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 14th June 2018 West Kilbride, South Uist A Grasshopper Warbler was calling there today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 05:25 - 09:30 Weather: Wind W F 8-9, 8/8 cloud with rain for most of the time A 4 hour seawatch this...
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 7th June 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 7th June 2018. Updated throughout the day The Butt of Lewis A 2nd summer Iceland Gull flew north past The Butt early afternoon Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis A Curlew Sandpiper was seen there today Borve, Berneray A Pink-footed Goose...
  9. Hawkeye

    5th June 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 5th June 2018. Updated throughout the day St Kilda A 2CY Iceland Gull there today Leurbost, Isle of Lewis A Whinchat was still there today Aird an Runair, North Uist The 2nd summer Glaucous Gull and 2CY Iceland Gull were still there...
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 24th May 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 24th May 2018. Updated throughout the day St Kilda the ***Snowy Owl*** was again seen on Hirta on Mullach Bi this evening Ardmore, South Uist The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was again seen on Loch nan Ceann Leurbost, Isle of Lewis A...
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 23rd May 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 23rd May 2018. Updated throughout the day Ardvule, South Uist A pair of *American Wigeon* were seen on the sea just north of Loch Ardvule around midday Loch Paible, North Uist Curlew Sandpiper seen this morning Loch Sandary, North Uist...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 22nd May 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 22nd May 2018. Updated throughout the day Smerclete, South Uist The ***Long-billed Dowitcher*** was still by the loch this morning, showing well and seen again in the afternoon St Kilda The *Ring-billed Gull* was still present on Hirta...
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 21st May 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 21st May 2018. Updated throughout the day Smercleit, South Uist A ***Dowitcher*** (initially thought to be Long-billed) was seen originally in the fields with Golden Plover and later around the loch St Kilda An adult *Ring-billed Gull*...
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 20th May 2018

    Outer Hebrides /Western Isles bird sightings for today, 20th May 2018 Ardmore, South Uist The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was again seen on Loch nan Ceann Balemore, North Uist A Pied Flycatcher was seen there today. Aird an Runair, North Uist A single Pomarine Skua flew north early afternoon...
  15. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 18th May 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today 18th May 2018. Updated throughout the day Iochar, South Uist The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was on the Loch opposite the Airdmore turning behind the houses. Shawbost, Isle of Lewis 2 Whooper Swans seen this morning. Another was on Loch...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 17th May 2018

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th May 2018. Updated throughout the day St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** is again there, seen near the Lovers Stone this evening Loch Bhrusda, Berneray The ***Lesser Yellowlegs*** still present today, seen at 11.30 and then again at...
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th May 2018

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th May 2018. Updated throughout the day Loch Bhrushda, Berneray A ***Lesser Yellowlegs*** was seen on the loch this evening. A Curlew Sandpiper and 6 Black-tailed Godwits were nearby on Loch Beag Bhuirgh. (Chris Townend). Iochar, South...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 15th May 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 15th May 2018 Aird an Runair, North Uist The ***Semipalmated Sandpiper*** was still present this afternoon on its favoured pool at top of the beach. A Long-tailed Skua north at 15:12, 11 Pomarine Skuas and a 2CY Glaucous Gull were also...
  19. BrianR

    National Rarity 14th May 2018

    Dotterel still present on the Paiblesgarry machair early this morning also Semipalmated Sandpiper at Aird an Runair, North Uist (Barry Barnacal). When watching this bird yesterday was consistently showing antagonistic behaviour, especially towards Dunlin, flying at any encroaching on its feeding...
  20. BrianR

    National Rarity 13th May 2018

    The three Dotterel are still present on the Paiblesgarry machair, North Uist early this morning (Barry Barnacal).