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  • At a time when travel is being actively discouraged, we will not be posting any sightings that may inspire individuals to do so. We will endeavour to continue to report routine sightings that may be of interest, but not of scarce or rare birds. We thank you for your understanding and of course visiting birders will be most welcome once this crisis is over. Please be safe and sensible and follow government advice and not put our community at risk.

  1. Hawkeye

    25th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th March 2020 Carinish, North Uist A Jack Snipe was there today Ruhba Ardvule Counting period: 08:15 - 11:10 Weather: Wind NW veering NNW - NNE - E f2-f1. 8/8 cloud, dull. Temp 6-7C. A three hour seawatch this morning produced 64...
  2. Hawkeye

    22nd March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd March 2020. Updated throughout the day Point, Isle of Lewis Two Snow Buntings were seen there today Meaveg, Isle of Harris 32 Whooper Swans were seen heading west this evening. Baleshare, North Uist A juvenile Glaucous Gull and...
  3. Hawkeye

    18th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch Leosaid, Isle of Harris 17 Whooper Swans were on the loch this morning Loch Mor, Benbecula A Black-tailed Godwit and 56 Whooper Swans were there today. Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting...
  4. Hawkeye

    16th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Miavaig, Isle of Harris A single Snow Bunting was seen near there this morning Baleshare, North Uist Seven Pale-bellied Brent Geese were at Samhla today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting...
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 13th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Rubh' Arnal, North Uist 4+ Iceland Gulls, 6 Glaucous Gulls and 60 pale-bellied Brent Geese were there this morning Loch Sandary, North Uist The *Snow Goose * and Coot were there again today...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The ***Richardson's Cackling Goose*** was again seen amongst Barnacle Geese Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The 3rd winter Glaucous Gull was again at Marybank Salmon...
  7. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis An adult Iceland Gull and a 2CY Glaucous Gull were seen there early morning Aird an Runair, North Uist The juvenile Iceland Gull and a juvenile Glaucous Gull were...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Balranald,North Uist The two ***Cackling Geese *** and a dark juvenile Iceland Gull were seen there today. An immature Glaucous Gull, drake Pintail and 60+ Snow Buntings were nearby at Aird an...
  9. Hawkeye

    12th January 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th January 2020. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist The drake Pintail was again on Loch a Roe Loch Sandary, North Uist A Coot was on the loch today Baleshare, North Uist A juvenile Glaucous Gull and 30 Snow Buntings were...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. Hawkeye

    6th January 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th January 2020. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist 16 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were at the north end of the island Castlebay, Barra A Chiffchaff was in a garden at Horve Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:40...
  13. Hawkeye

    2nd January 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd January 2020. Updated throughout the day South Ford, South Uist 11 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were there opposite Hebridean Jewellery today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 09:10 - 10:55 Weather: Wind S veering SSW f7 gust...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. Hawkeye

    29th December 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th December 2019. Updated throughout the day Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:55 - 11:35 Weather: Wind SSW f7, 8/8 cloud, continual rain, misty at sea. Temp 10C. A near 3 hour seawatch this morning produced 6 Eider (S), 10...
  17. Hawkeye

    28th December 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th December 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan. Isle of Lewis 4 Lesser Black-backed Gulls (3 adults, 1 immature) were seen there briefly bathing early afternoon Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 09:35 - 11:30...
  18. 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)
  19. Hawkeye

    25th December 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for Christmas Day, 2019 . Updated throughout the day Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:55 - 10:55 Weather: Wind NW f2-3, initially 5/8 cloud clearing to 2/8, bright and sunny. Temp 6-7C. A 2 hour seawatch this morning produced 3 Eider...
  20. Hawkeye

    24th December 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th December 2019. Updated throughout the day Scotvein, Grimsay 5 Fieldfares were there this afternoon Kilaulay, South Uist A Lapland Bunting and 10 Snow Buntings were amongst a large flock of Twite on the machair near the green barn...