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  1. Hawkeye

    Mega!!! 11th May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th May 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis ***American Bittern*** still present, last reported as "showing well" at 14:40 A *Crane* was seen flying over Lionel machair early afternoon having first been...
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 9th May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th May 2019. Updated throughout the day North Tolsta, Isle of Lewis 39 Pink-footed Geese flew north this afternoon Aird an Runair, North Uist 3 Dotterels were near the car park this morning and were then joined by a fourth early...
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    Scottish Rarity 7th May 2019

    On Barra the Little Bunting is still showing well at Eoligarry on the path in front of the church this morning.
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    Scottish Rarity 6th May 2019

    On Barra there's a Little Bunting at Eoligarry church this afternoon. The bird is feeding on the path in front of the church and showing superbly. This morning there was a Redwing at Northbay. Good numbers of Whimbrel are still around the island including a flock of 59 at Allasdale.
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    National Rarity 4th May 2019

    On Barra a Wood Warbler was at Castlebay at 11am, in bushes on the east side of the football pitch, singing occasionally. Also 15+ Lesser Redpolls, a Whitethroat and unusually for Barra in May a Dunnock.
  6. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 30th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th April. Updated throughout the day Nask, Barra The male **Serin** was still in gardens by the junction at Nask this morning but more mobile than yesterday. Also male Brambling, Grasshopper Warbler and the roaming Great Tit are all in...
  7. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 29th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th April 2019. Updated throughout the day Lionel, Isle of Lewis 3 Dotterel were in fields near to Ness Football Club stadium. A Coot, 4 Whooper Swans and 5 Pink-footed Geese were nearby on Loch Stiapabhat in the afternoon. 2 skiens of...
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    Local Rarity Mandarin Duck

    Mandarin Duck seen at Stornoway YM bridge, Jackdaws back visiting bird feeding station.Wood Pigeons enjoying a shower, laying on their sides on my path with one wing held upright in heavy rain, then swapping to the other wing followed by vigorous preening, amazing!
  9. Avocet

    Avocet

    Avocets, Howmore River, South Uist. April 2019 (C) Ian Thompson
  10. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 27th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th April 2019. Updated throughout the day Ardivachar, South Uist 2 Common Scoter were there toady Carnan, South Uist 2 Common Redpoll were seen today Garryhellie, South Uist A House Martin was seen there today Ruhba Ardvule, South...
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 26th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th April 2019. Updated throughout the day Coot Loch, Benbecula The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was on the loch again early afternoon along with 4 Black-tailed Godwits. A Ruff was seen nearby on Loch Fada Eoligarry, Barra A single...
  12. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 24th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th April 2019. Updated throughout the day Coot Loch, Benbecula The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was seen on the loch this afternoon. 7 Whimbrel and 3 White Wagtails were nearby at Borve Point. Smerclate, South Uist 8 Whimbrel and 16...
  13. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 23rd April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 23rd April 2019. Updated throughout the day. Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis 250 Long-tailed Duck and an immature Glaucous Gull were reported on the loch this morning. Grenitote, North Uist Cuckoos were heard there today and also at Vallay...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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