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  1. BrianR

    Local Rarity 21st September 2018

    A flock of at least 45 Pink-footed Geese flew S over Carinish, North Uist this morning as I was taking the dogs out while a Water Rail (the first for some while) was 'squealing' in the marsh. Later in the morning there was the first arrival of Whooper Swans on Baleshare, North Uist with three...
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 20th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 20th September 2018 New Tolsta, Isle of Lewis Late news of a 1W *Mediterreanean Gull* seen yesterday evening on pools to the west of Triagh Ghearadha Mangersta, Isle of Lewis 5 Sooty Shearwaters, 13 Scaup and 20 Black-throated Divers...
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 19th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 19th September 2018. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 4 Leach's Petrels, a juvenile Pomarine Skua, 8 Arctic Skuas, 40+ Bonxies, a Sooty Shearwater and 3 Manx Shearwaters were seen from the Stornoway - Ullapool ferry...
  4. Hawkeye

    Mega!!! 16th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings today, 16th September 2018. Updated throughout the day Bunavoneadar, Isle of Harris A Barred Warbler was seen there this morning Mangersta, Isle of Lewis A Leach's Petrel flew past the point this morning Bornish, South Uist 32 Black-tailed...
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 14th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 14th September 2018. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A *Buff-breasted Sandpiper* and 2 Curlew Sandpipers were seen on the estuary at Traigh Mhealaboist to the north of the airport The Butt of Lewis 44 Sooty...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 13th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 13th September 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The Rose-coloured Starling is still present in the village and a Lapland Bunting was seen up at Mullach Sgar. Gallan Head, Isle of Lewis A *Buff-breasted Sandpiper* was seen...
  7. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 10th September 2018. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis The Spotted Flycatcher and a Wheatear were seen around the lighthouse this afternoon Lower Barvas, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Glaucious Gull was seen on the shore today Pollachar...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 7th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 7th September 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta St Kilda A Lesser Whitethroat was in the village this morning. The female ***Snowy Owl** was also seen at Cambir and the village before heading over to the western ridge. A...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 5th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 5th September 2018. Updated throughout the day Howmore, South Uist An immature Glaucous Gull was seen on the beach feeding on a whale carcus, 0.5 miles north of the Howmore River mouth Bolnabodach, Isle of Barra A Short-eared Owl was...
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 3rd September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 3rd September 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** and an adult Rose-coloured Starling were in the village this morning. A Swift was seen later in the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The adult...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 2nd September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 2nd September 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen in the village this afternoon Hosta, North Uist Circa 20 Black-tailed Godwits were seen there today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting...
  12. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 1st September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 1st September 2018. Updated throughout the day Traigh Leathann, Baleshare A *Buff-breasted Sandpiper* was seen there at midday [see BrianR's post below] Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The adult Rose-coloured Starling was still at the landfill...
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 31st August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 31st August 2018 Loch Stiapavat, Isle of Lewis An adult ***Franklin's Gull*** was seen in the early evening before flying to the fileds on the north side and later reported in fields to the east of the loch, circa 100 yards NW of the...
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 26th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings 26th August 2018 Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris The drake Surf Scoter was seen there again today Liniclate, Benbecula Circa 30 Black-tailed Godwits were on the machair today Bornish, South Uist 61 Black-tailed Godwits were on the machair this...
  15. MisterT

    Local Rarity 25th August 2018

    An influx of Redpoll today here at Askernish including a male that was ringed in Thornton, Leicester on 3rd November 2015. This was the forth time that I have controlled it here, the last time being a year ago, almost to the day! Previous encounters here in Askernish 30-April-2016 07-May-2016...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 21st August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 21st August 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St. Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** a Rose-coloured Starling and a 1CY *Sabine's Gull* were all on the island today Castlebay Barra A Wood Warbler was seen briefly this morning...
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 20th August 2018 Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen again at Cambir late yesterday evening Scotvein, Grimsay 2 female/immature Crossbills were seen this morning. Carinish, North Uist The juvenile Cuckoo was there again today...
  18. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 19th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 19th August 2018. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The Rose-coloured Starling was still present in Braighe Road today, seen on the wires opposite the small car park Sollas, North Uist 120 Black-tailed Godwits were on...
  19. BrianR

    National Rarity 17th August 2018

    On a rather damp morning visit to Aird an Runair, North Uist the Bonaparte's Gull was still present. A Ruff was seen by a visitor from South Wales at the camp site early in the morning.
  20. BrianR

    National Rarity 16th August 2018

    Some photos of the Aird an Runair, North Uist Bonaparte's Gull discovered yesterday. There did not appear to be much moving S during a brief seawatch but a group of at least 40 Oystercatchers was notable. Later on the south side of Loch Paible there were a dozen Black-tailed Godwits.