rare birds

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  1. B

    Local Rarity 6th November 2019

    A ♂ Blackcap was on peanut feeder at Langass, North Uist this morning while in the nearby Woods were some 25 Siskins while three Waxwings flew in (did not stay long).
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 5th November 2019

    News from Andrew:- Still 3 white-rumped sandpipers (1st w plus 2 still pretty fresh juveniles) at Ardivachar. No sign of the lesser yellowlegs though. 1 brambling, and a woodcock in my garden.
  3. Brown Shrike

    Brown Shrike

    Brown Shrike, Morghan, Barra, November 2019. (C) Bruce Taylor
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 4th November 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th November 2019. Updated throughout the day Miavaig, Isle of Harris 2 Snow Buntings were seen there today Hosta, North Uist A juvenile *American Golden Plover* was there around midday (See post below) South Glendale, South Uist 3...
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    Scottish Rarity 2nd November 2019

    On Barra the Ring-necked Duck was still on Loch Tangasdale. 64 Fieldfares and a Brambling were at Brevig, while 5 Siskins, another Brambling and 2 Blackcaps were at Creachan. 59 Black-throated Divers were off the east side of Vatersay this afternoon: my highest count to date, though I suspect it...
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    Scottish Rarity 31st October 2019

    A surprise at Carinish, North Uist in the late morning when I took the dogs for a walk were four Long-tailed Tits. I managed to get a photo of one before they headed off.
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    National Rarity 30th October 2019

    I managed to get some slightly better photos than on the 28th of the Two-barred Crossbills present in Langass Woods, North Uist. Perhaps a similar number (seven) present as reported the previous day.
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 29th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Barvas, Isle of Lewis A Brambling was there today Luskentyre, Isle of Harris 6 Waxwings and 6 Snow Buntings were reported flying over Beinn Dubh today Borve, Berneray A late Corncrake was...
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 28th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 11+ Waxwings were again by the entrance to the hospital today Langass Woods, North Uist A male ***Two-barred Crossbill*** was seen there late morning while others...
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 27th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 2 Snow Buntings were seen by the lighthouse this morning Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 15 Waxwings were seen feeding in an apple tree in Urquhart Gardens today Knockintoran, North...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 25th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was in village bay today [see post below] Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Swallow was seen in the castle grounds today Loch Paible, North Uist The...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 24th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Barvas, Isle of Lewis 150+ Redwings were seen there today Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 42 Waxwings were in a garden there and another 30+ were opposite the hospital entrance [see post below]...
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    Scottish Rarity 22nd October 2019

    From Angus Murray - Mike Dilger recorded eight White-rumped Sandpipers today in same place that concentration has been seen recently (on pools in amongst beach seaweed at Ardivachar, South Uist).
  14. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 21st October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st October 2019. Updated throughout the day Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:20 - 10:00 Weather: Wind SW f3 increasing f4. 8/8 high cloud. Temp9C. A near 2 hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Eider (S), 4 Red-throated...
  15. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 20th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis A **White-rumped Sandpiper** was there this morning [see post below] Clachan a Luib, North Uist 28 Whooper Swans were on Oban a Chlachain Claddach Baleshare, North...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 19th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Paible, North Uist The ***Snow Goose*** and a ***Cackling Goose*** was seen there today South Ford, South Uist A little Egret was seen there this morning and later at Loch Bee...
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 18th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis 8 Snow Buntings and 68 Pink-footed Geese were seen arriving from the east this morning. A 3CY Glaucous Gull flew south mid afternoon and 4 Pink-feet were feeding...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 28th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there today Butt of Lewis 4 Snow Buntings were there today. 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, a Lesser Whitethroat and a Pied Flycatcher were...
  19. Pechora Pipit

    Pechora Pipit

    Pechora Pipit, Castlebay, Barra 2018 (C) Ian Thompson
  20. Bearded Tit

    Bearded Tit

    Bearded Tit, Balgarva, South Uist 2019. (C) Chris Townsend. First for Outer Hebrides