rarities

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  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th July 2019

    Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th July 2019. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Late news:- The female ***Snowy Owl*** is still being seen occasionally, last report being on July 2nd Balranald, North Uist The Quail was again heard singing near the camp site...
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th July 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th July 2019. Updated throughout the day Barvas, Isle of Lewis The Rose-coloured Starling was still there today. Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A *Common Rosefinch* was reported as being present in the castle grounds this afternoon Langass...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 21st June 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st June 2019. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A male ***Blyth's Reed Warbler*** has been singing and showing on and off by the visitor centre today. The Curlew Sandpiper was still nearby at Aird an Runair Garrabost...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 18th June 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th June 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis 2 second summer *Mediterranean Gulls* were seen there this afternoon Loch Sandary, North Uist A Glaucous Gull was there today Aird an Runair, North Uist The...
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 17th June 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th June 2019. Updated throughout the day Carinish, North Uist A Rose-coloured Starling and a Lesser Whitethroat were seen there this afternoon Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:10 - 09:20 Weather: Wind mostly SW F3...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 14th June 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th June 2019. Updated throughout the day Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis The Tree Sparrow was still there today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:55 - 09:00 Weather: Wind WNW backing W F2, 8/8 cloud, 8/8 cloud, dull with light...
  7. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 12th June 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th June 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis 3 House Martins were there today. A Storm Petrel was feeding close inshore at nearby Port of Ness this evening. Lochmaddy, North Uist 3 Storm Petrels, 10 Puffins...
  8. MisterT

    National Rarity 11th June 2019

    The Osprey is still looking to be at home on Loch Druidibeg.
  9. MisterT

    Scottish Rarity 10th June 2019

    A visit to North Loch Eynort on a very calm morning meant that I could hear the birds singing. Two male Whitethroats were in full voice and a Spotted Flycatcher was near the car park. There were several pairs of Redpolls in the new planation, some of which drew my attention to a roosting...
  10. BrianR

    Scottish Rarity 9th June 2019

    A Curlew Sandpiper was in the tern/colony at Aird an Runair, North Uist this morning. In very 'dull' plumage (similar to the two that were present at Baleshare in May). A Quail was calling near the N shore of Loch nam Feithean, North Uist later.
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 4th June 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th June 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis An *American Golden Plover* was seen there briefly this morning [see post below] Balemore, North Uist A Glaucous Gull was there today Druidibeg Plantation A Goldcrest...
  12. Hawkeye

    Mega!!! 3rd June 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd June 2019. Updated throught the day Paible, North Uist A ****Calandra Lark**** was seen on the machair at Cnoc an Torrain, [NF726674] this evening Second record for Outer Hebs, the first being on St Kilda in 1994 Cheesebay, North...
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 2nd June 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd June 2019. Updated throughout the day Langass Lodge, North Uist The ***Iberian Chiffchaff*** was heard briefly there again this afternoon Vallay, North Uist 3 Barnacle Geese were there today Loch Mor, Benbecula A male Ruff there was...
  14. Crane

    Crane

    Common Crane, Nort Uist 2019 (C) Glyn Evans
  15. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 1st June 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 1st June 2019. Updated throughout the day Peninerine, South Uist A 2CY *Mediterranean Gull* was seen there today Loch Mor, Benbecula A female Garganey was there this morning Loch Druidibeg, South Uist An Osprey was seen there again...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 30th May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th May 2019. Updated throughout the day Langass Lodge, North Uist An ***Iberian Chiffchaff*** was heard singing there today Druim Dubh, North Uist A juvenile Glaucous Gull was seen there at 13.30 by the A865 junction to Paiblesgarry at...
  17. Bulethroat

    Bulethroat

    Bluethroat, Gleann, Barra May 2019 (C) John Hansford
  18. Bluethroat

    Bluethroat

    Bluethroat, Gleann, Barra May 2019 (C) John Hansford
  19. BrianR

    Local Rarity 29th May 2019

    A sighting of a Pied Flycatcher by Peter Murray and others for yesterday - the bird was was feeding around drystone walls about 17.00 hours at Knockintorran, North Uist.
  20. Bearded Tit

    Bearded Tit

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