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  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th October 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 16th October 2018. Updated throughout the day Steinish, Isle of Lewis A Yellow-browed Warbler was seen there this evening Miavaig, Isle of Harris 4 Bramblings were there today Sollas, North Uist 2 Bramblings were there today Loch...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 15th October 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 15th October 2018. Updated throughout the day Castlebay, Barra The ***Pechora Pipit*** was again at the SW corner of the football pitch. A Wood Warbler was also in the area Brevig, Barra 3 Yellow-browed Warblers and 2 *Common Rosefinch*...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th October 2018

    Castlebay, Barra The ***Pechora Pipit*** was showing well near the football pitch again today. A Yellow-browed Warbler was also present. Langass Lodge, North Uist A Yellow-browed Warbler and 5 Bramblings were there this morning. Carinish, North Uist A Wheatear and a Woodcock were seen there...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 13th October 2018

    Castlebay, Barra A ***Pechora Pipit*** was seen at the football pitch today. This is only the second record for the Outer Hebrides, the first being in North Uist in 2008 [see posts below] Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis A Yellow-browed Warbler was seen there today. Another was reported as being "on...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th October 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 12th October 2018. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A 1st winter *Mediterranean Gull* was on the beach at Holm The Butt of Lewis 25+ Fieldfare were seen arriving off the sea before heading on south Tarbert, Isle of...
  6. MisterT

    National Rarity 10th October 2018

    Rather quiet on the patch this morning with fewer birds on the fields at Askernish apart from Snipe which remain in large numbers. A Wheatear and 5 Swallows on the beach and 15 Redwing were in the township as well as a noticable increase in Blackbirds Bar-tailed Godwit
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th October 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 9th October 2018. Updated throughout the day Eoligarry, Isle of Barra The ***Isabelline Shrike*** was again in the garden of Donscurravel House Bornish, South Uist The *Common Rosefinch* is still to be found in a garden there Isle of...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 8th October 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 7th October 2018. Updated throughout the day Eoligarry, Isle of Barra The ***Isabelline Shrike*** was again in the garden of Donscurravel House Aird an Runair, North Uist A ***Lesser Yellowlegs*** was seen there this morning Askernish...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 7th October 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 7th October 2018. Updated throughout the day Askernish, South Uist The *American Golden Plover* was again in the fields opposite the clubhouse Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 07:45 - 10:05 Weather: Wind S F7-8, heavy rain...
  10. Lesser Yellowlegs

    Lesser Yellowlegs

    lesser yellowlegs, Askernish, South Uist October 2018 (C) Ian Thompson
  11. Lesser Yellowlegs

    Lesser Yellowlegs

    lesser yellowlegs, Askernish, South Uist October 2018 (C) Ian Thompson
  12. American Golden Plover

    American Golden Plover

    American Golden Plover, Askernish, South Uist October 2018 (C) Ian Thompson
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 6th October 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today 6th October 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The **Snowy Owl*** was once again in the village. 117 Icelandic Redwings were all newly arrived on the island Eoligarry, Isle of Barra The ***Isabelline Shrike*** was again in...
  14. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 5th October 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 5th October 2018. Updated throughout the day Eoligarry, Isle of Barra The ***Isabelline Shrike*** was again in the garden of Donscurravel House today Askernish, South Uist The ***Lesser Yellowlegs*** was still in the fields by the...
  15. Isabelline Shrike

    Isabelline Shrike

    Isabelline Shrike, Barra, October 2018 (C) Ian Thompson
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 4th October 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 4th October 2018. Updated throughout the day Eoligarry, Isle of Barra The ***Isabelline Shrike*** was again in the garden of Donscurravel House this morning Askernish, South Uist The ***Lesser Yellowlegs*** was still on the flooded field...
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 3rd October 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 3rd October 2018. Updated throughout the day Eoligarry, Isle of Barra The ***Isabelline Shrike*** was again in the garden of Donscurravel House A Barred Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler, Wood Warbler, Pied Flycatcher and 3Grey Wagtails were...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 2nd October 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 2nd October 2018. Updated throughout the day Eoligarry, Barra An *** Isabelline Shrike*** was seen there this afternoon at NF698083 in the garden and surrounding area on Donscurravel house Earshader. Isle of Lewis A Little Egret was...
  19. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 1st October 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 1st October 2018 Askernish South Uist The *** Lesser Yellowlegs*** was again seen in fileds near the clubhouse Bragar, Isle of Lewis 3 Greenland Redpolls were seen there this morning The Isle of Barra 2 Barred Warblers, 2 Wood Warblers...
  20. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 30th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 30th September 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A first winter ***Citrine Wagtail*** was in Village Bay late this evening Bragar, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Pomarine Skua and 5 Sooty Shearwaters few past Geodha nan...