rarities

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  1. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 14th January 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th January 2020. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A Glaucous Gull, Iceland Gull and 3 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were seen on the reserve today. The drake Pintail was again on Loch a Roe Balemore, North Uist The *Snow...
  2. Blyth's Reed Warbler

    Blyth's Reed Warbler

    Blyth's Reed Warbler, Bruernish, Barra September 2019 (C) Bruce Taylor
  3. Hawkeye

    North American Horned Lark added to the British List

    The British Ornithologists’ Union Records Committee (BOURC) has added the the North American Horned Lark found at Askernish, South Uist on 9th October 2014 to the British List. In their press release the BOURC stated the following: North American’ Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 11th January 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th January 2020. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis The adult Iceland Gull was there again in the afternoon North Bay, South Uist A 1st winter *Ring-billed Gull* was seen there this afternoon. A juvenile Glaucous...
  5. Brown Shrike

    Brown Shrike

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

    Local Rarity 9th January 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th January 2020. Updated throughout the day Lower Barvas, Isle of Lewis A Coal Tit was seen in a garden today Rubh' Arnal, North Uist Two Iceland Gulls, a Glaucous Gull, 46 Brent Geese, 30+ Snow Buntings, 300 Twite and a Chiffchaff were...
  7. Hawkeye

    8th January 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th January 2020. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A Fieldfare, Glaucous Gull and circa 100 Snow Buntings were seen there and the drake Pintail was still at Loch a Roe Knockintorran, North Uist The Snow Goose was there...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 4th January 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th January 2020. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 12 Long-tailed Tits are visiting a garden in the Willowglen area Balranald, North Uist The 2 ***Cackling Geese*** were amongst Barnacle Geese on the machair today...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 3rd January 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd January 2020. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist Circa 300 Snow Buntings were there today while the drake Pintail was nearby on Loch a' Roe. Baleshare, North Uist 12 Snow Buntings were on the island
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 1st January 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, New Years Day, 2020. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist The two ***Cackling Geese*** were there again today. Rubh' Arnal, North Uist A juvenile Iceland Gull and juvenile Glaucous Gull were seen there today Baleshare, North...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 31st December 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 31st December 2019. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist The two ***Cackling Geese*** and 270+ Snow Buntings were on the machair there and a drake Pintail on the sea. Loch Mor, Benbecula 7 Greenland White-fronted Geese were...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 30th December 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th December 2019. Updated throughout the day Rubh' Arnal, North Uist 4 Iceland Gulls (3 juveniles and a 2CY), 83 Pale-bellied Brent Geese and 11 Snow Buntings were there today Kyles Paible, North Uist The two ***Cackling Geese*** were...
  13. R

    National Rarity 26th December 2019

    Little Egret feeding at the edge of the marsh at Iochdar by the road junction near Hebridean Jewellery. (To the left of the junction)
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 19th December 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th December 2019. Updated throughout the day Barvas, Isle of Lewis A *Northern Goshawk* has been reported as being present since the 16th December Clachan, South Uist The Little Egret was again at the north end of Loch Bee this...
  15. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 17th December 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th December 2019. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist The Snow Goose, 2 ***Cackling Geese***, the ***Todd's Canada Goose*** and 2 Pink-footed Geese were at Loch nam Feithean. 400+ Snow Buntings were still on the machair...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th December 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th December 2019. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist 600+ Snow Buntings [with one report of 890 being present] and a Lapland Bunting were in a large mixed flock with Twite on the machair. A ***Todd's Canda Goose*** was...
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 13th December 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th December 2019. Updated throughout the day Rubh' Arnal, North Uist The two ***Cackling Geese*** were in the Ruhb' Arnul/Balemore area this afternoon. Also present were a Pink-footed Goose, 39 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, a few Snow...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th December 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th December 2019. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist The 2 ***Cackling Geese*** were seen on the reserve today. The drake Pintail was still on Loch a Roe South Glendale, South Uist The female Blackcap is still in a garden...
  19. Hawkeye

    8th December 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th December 2019. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist 24 Snow Buntings were seen on the reserve including 3 that flew out to sea towards the Monachs. The white morph Snow Goose was at Aird an Runair and a drake Pintail was...
  20. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 6th December 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th December 2019. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist A Pintail was on Loch a Roe Clachan, South Uist The drake *Green-winged Teal* and the Little Egret were present at the north end of Loch Bee again this morning...