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  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 4th February 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th February 2019. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 2 Great Tits, 9 Brambling, 2 Goldfinches and a pair of Siskin were visiting garden feeders in Willowglentoday. Coot Loch, Benbecula The drake *Ring-necked Duck* and...
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 3rd February 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd February 2019. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis An adult and 2nd winter Glaucous Gull and a 2nd winter Iceland Gull were there this morning The Braighe, Isle of Lewis 3 Black-throated Divers, 50+ Long-tailed...
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 2nd February 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd February 2019. Updated throughout the day Borve, Berneray A Pink-footed Goose was seen on the machair. A Lesser Black-backed Gull was also reported as being present on the island Ardmhor, Barra The *White-billed Diver* and 23...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 1st February 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st February 2019. Updated throughout the day Rubh' Arnal 2 Glaucous Gulls, 2 Iceland Gulls, 225 Great Black-backed Gulls and 71 Light-bellied Brent Geese were there today Balivanich, Benbecula A juvenile Glaucous Gull was on the shore...
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 30th January 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th January 2019. Updated throughout the day Rubh' Arnal, North Uist 3 Glaucous Gull (3CY and 2 juveniles), an adult Iceland Gull, an adult Kumlien's Gull and 36 Brent Geese were there this morning Clachan, South Uist A drake...
  6. Hawkeye

    29th January 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th January 2019. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist A juvenile Glaucous Gull flew north-west along the shore late morning Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 09:00 - 10:45 Weather: Wind NW F2-3, 8/8 cloud with...
  7. BrianR

    Local Rarity 28th January 2019

    Rubh' Arnal today: 38 pale-breasted Brent Geese, an adult Iceland Gull, three Glaucous Gulls and 26 Snow Buntings.
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 26th January 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th January 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Sandary, North Uist The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again seen on the loch Scotvein, Grimsay 3 Fieldfares were there today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:30 - 10:25...
  9. Hawkeye

    22nd January 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd January 2019. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist The Richardson's Cackling Goose and small Canada Goose were seen there again today.
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. BrianR

    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.
  13. Ring-billed Gull

    Ring-billed Gull

    Ring-billed Gull, St Kilda, May 2018 (C) Cairan Hatsell
  14. Common Rosefinch

    Common Rosefinch

    Common Rosefinch, St Kilda, September 2018 (C) Cairan Hatsell
  15. Black-headed Wagtail

    Black-headed Wagtail

    Black-headed Wagtail, St Kilda June 2018 (C) Cairan Hattsell
  16. Buff-breasted Sandpiper

    Buff-breasted Sandpiper

    Buff-breasted Sandpiper, St Kilda. September 2018 (C) Cairan Hatsell
  17. 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
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...