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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 15th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 15th August 2018. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist A ***Bonaparte's Gull*** was seen there this morning Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:00 - 10:15 Weather: Wind SW F4, 8/8 cloud, dull. Temp 13.5C. A 4+...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 14th August 2018 Ardivachar Point, South Uist The adult *** Baird's Sandpiper*** was still present this morning Loch Bee, South Uist Circa 50 Black-tailed Godwits were at the north end of loch today Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 3 juvenile...
  5. Hawkeye

    13th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 13th August 2018. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The Rose-coloured Starling, first reported visiting a garden at 9, Brighe Road on 6th August is still to be found in the area, although now visiting an alternative...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 12th August 2018. Updated throughout the day Ardivachar, South Uist The adult ***Baird's Sandpiper*** was still present this afternoon as well as a juvenile *Mediterranean Gull* Govig, Isle of Harris An Osprey was seen briefly before...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 11th August 2018. Updated throughout the day Ardivachar Point, South Uist An adult *** Baird's Sandpipier*** was seen on the beach there at midday Grenitote, North Uist The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there in the evening Loch Bee, South...
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 9th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 9th August 2018. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 19 Sooty Shearwaters were seen from the Stornoway - Ullapool ferry today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 05:55 - 09:25 Weather: Wind SW F5-6, 8/8 cloud and...
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 8th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 8th August 2018. Updated throughout the day St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen at Glean Mor, Hirta for the first time since July 12th Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The Rose-coloured Starling was still in the garden in Briaghe Road this...
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 7th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 7th August 2018. Updated throughout the day Grenitote, North Uist The ***Snowy Owl*** is still to be found to the north of the picnic area Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:10 - 08:40 Weather: Wind SSW F4-5 veering WSW F5-6...
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 6th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 6th Auguat 2018. Updated throughout the day At sea An adult *Sabine's Gull* and 2 Sooty Shearwaters were seen c30nm NNW of the Butt of Lewis Borve, Benbecula Circa 150 Black-tailed Godwits were in newly cut fields Ruhba Ardvule, South...
  12. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 5th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 5th August 2018 Cnoc a' Charnain, nr Carishader, Isle of Lewis A Rose-coloured Starling was seen there today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:50 - 09:50 Weather: Wind SSW F4, 8/8 cloud, occasional misty spells and light...
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 4th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western isles bird sightings for today, 4th August 2018. Updated throughout the day Grenitote, North Uist The **Snowy Owl*** was there again today, half a mile to the north of the picnic area (see BrianR's post below) Loch Stiapavat, Isle of Lewis The juvenile Spotted Redshank...
  14. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 2nd August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 2nd August 2018. Updated throughout the day Grenitote, North Uist The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen this morning on the machair to the north of picnic site Hirta, St Kilda The 2 Rose-coloured Starlings were seen around village bay today...
  15. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 1st August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 1st August 2018. Updated throughout the day Grenitote, North Uist The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there again this morning on the machair beyond the picnic site and again in the evening St Kilda At least one *Rose-coloured Starling* is...
  16. Hawkeye

    30th July 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sighting for today, 30th July 2018. Updated throughout the day North Tolsta, Lewis A Rose-coloured Starling was seen there today Lochmaddy, North Uist A Pomarine Skua was seen at sea, 30 minutes out of Lochmaddy on the Lochmaddy - Uig ferry Ruhba Ardvule...
  17. Hawkeye

    29th July 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 29th July 2018. Updated throughout the day Grenitote,North Uist 7 Black-tailed Godwits and 35 Knot were there today Loch Euphort, North Uist A Sandwich Tern was seen there Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:15 - 10:20...
  18. Hawkeye

    27th July 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 27th July 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda There were 2 Rose-coloured Starlings in village bay today with an adult joining the 2cy bird which has been there since the 24th July Hushinish, Isle of Harris The adult...
  19. Hawkeye

    26th July 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 26th July 2018. Updated throughout the day Hushinish, Isle of Harris The adult Rose-coloured Starling was seen there again today Loch Bhrusda, Berneray 16 Black-tailed Godwits were there this afternoon. Loch na Reival, North Uist The...
  20. Hawkeye

    25th July 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 25th July 2018. Updated throughout the day Borve, Barra The Rose-coloured Starling is still to be found on the machair Ardnastruban, Grimsay A Grey Wagtail was seen there today. Loch Mor, Benbecula 33 Black-tailed Godwits were on the...