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  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 21st September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st September 2020. Updated throughout the day Balgarva, South Uist A ***Baird's Sandpiper*** was seen there today Arctic Skua (C) and courtesy of Nichola Hodgins
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis Eight Sooty Shearwaters flew west between 0800 - 1000 Kneep, Isle of Lewis Four ***Blue-winged Teal*** were seen to the south of the Church of Scotland on Loch Triallabhat...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 19th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Langass Lodge, North Uist A Common Crossbill and a Blackcap were seen there this morning Balgarva, South Uist A Little Stint and one Curlew Sandpiper were there today Rubha Ardvule, South...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 18th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 20 Lapland Buntings were there today Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis The juvenile ***Semipalmated Sandpiper*** was again seen on the beach this morning Oban Trumisgarry, North...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 17th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis Two *Buff-breasted Sandpipers* flew over the cliffs at 1500. Four Lapland Buntings were also around the lighthouse. A Pied Flycatcher was nearby, seen in a Ness garden Loch...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 16 Lapland Buntings were there today Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis The juvenile ***Semipalmated Sandpiper*** was again seen on the beach Barvas, Isle of Lewis Circa 70...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 15th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 21 Lapland Buntings were still circa 1km to the south-west today Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis The juvenile ***Semipalmated Sandpiper*** was again seen on the beach this morning...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 34 Lapland Bunting were still circa 1km to the south-west of the lighthouse this morning Baleshare, North Uist The ***Baird's Sandpiper*** and the two *Buff-breasted...
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th September 2020 Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis The juvenile ***Semipalmated Sandpiper*** was seen on the beach again at 17:10 Stornoway, Isle of Lewis Two Long-tailed Skuas and four Sooty Shearwaters were seen from the Stornoway-Ullapool...
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th September 2020, Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapavat, Isle of Lewis Two Black-tailed Godwits and 42 Curlew were there this afternoon Gallan Head, Isle of Lewis Two Lapland Buntings were seen there today Loch Mheacleit, Isle of...
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 9th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A *Buff-Breasted Sandpiper* was seen 1 mile west of the lighthouse at 16:00 Mangersta, Isle of Lewis A seawatch this morning (07:30-0900) produced one Pomarine Skua and 76...
  12. Blue-winged Teal

    Blue-winged Teal

    Blue-winged Teal, Barra 2020 © Bruce Taylor
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 8th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 10 Sooty Shearwaters, 7 Manx Shearwaters, 3 Great Skuas and a Great Northern Diver were seen between 0640-0740. Knockaird, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Dotterel was on the hills to...
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 7th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A Sooty Shearwater and two House Martins were there late afternoon. Valtos, Isle of Lewis 19 Black-throated Divers were offshore from Traigh na Beirigh. A single House Martin...
  15. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 5th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th September 2020. Updated throughout the day The Butt of Lewis 4 **Great Shearwaters** [2 together and 2 singles], 2 Leach's Petrels, 471 Sooty Shearwaters 51 Manx Shearwaters and a Great Northern Diver flew west past the Butt this...
  16. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 4th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis The Ruff was still at there today Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis A Lapland Bunting was seen there today. The juvenile Curlew Sandpiper was also still present Griminish Point...
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 2nd September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd September 2020. Updated throughout the day St. Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen again in village bay this morning Butt of Lewis A Ruff was seen there today Baleshare, North Uist Three juvenile Curlew Sandpipers were on the island...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 31st August 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 31st August 2020. Updated throughout the day St. Kilda A female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there today Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris 200+ Common Scoters and 3 Slavonian Grebes were in the this afternoon. 13 Black-tailed Godwits were...
  19. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 26th August 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th August 2020 Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A **Great Shearwater** passed the point at 15:00. Eight Sooty Shearwaters also passed mid morning Carnan, South Uist A juvenile Cuckoo was there today Loch Bee, South Uist A juvenile Ruff...
  20. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 18th August 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th August 2020 Butt of Lewis Two Sooty Shearwaters and 12 Storm Petrels were seen during a seawatch this morning West Gerinish, South Uist The *Spoonbill* was still present in the south-west corner of Loch Bee early this morning [see...