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  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 23rd May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd May 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was there again today Butt of Lewis An immature *White-billed Diver* was seen offshore this afternoon. A Pink-footed Goose was in nearby fields Habost...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 22nd May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd May 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** has returned, seen above Village Bay today Grenitote, North Uist A Brent Goose was seen there today Stinky Bay, Benbecula The 2CY drake Surf Scoter was...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 15th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Skigersta, Isle of Lewis An immature *White-billed Diver* was seen offshore early afternoon Scoloaig, North Uist The female ***Snowy Owl*** was again on the north side of Beinn Scolpaig this this...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Hitra, St Kilda A male Snow Bunting, Chiffchaff, 60 Great Skuas, 30 Wheatears, 4 Whimbrel, 2 Swallows and a Blackbird were a few of the birds seen there today as part of Global Big Day Tiumpan...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gull was in the harbour area this morning Scoloaig, North Uist The female ***Snowy Owl*** was again on the north side of Beinn Scolpaig this morning Aird...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Iceland Gull was there this morning. A *White-billed Diver* was nearby at Port of Nis Scoloaig, North Uist The female ***Snowy Owl*** was on the north...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Scoloaig, North Uist The female ***Snowy Owl*** was again on the north side of Beinn Scolpaig this morning and again in the afternoon Tigharry, North Uist A juvenile Iceland Gull was seen there...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Griminish Point, North Uist The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen on the north side of Ben Scolpaig early evening Loch an Duin, North Uist A Little Egret was there today Balranald, North Uist A...
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 8th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A Redwing was seen there this morning Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis 96 Long-tailed Duck were on the loch this morning. 2 Pink-feet and 2 House Martins were also there Scalpaig...
  10. Snowy Owl

    Snowy Owl

    Snowy Owl, St Kilda, April 2022 (C) St Kilda Rangers
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 27th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th April 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Late News of the ***Snowy Owl***, seen yesterday on Conachair scree Lionel, Isle of Uist 50 Pink-feet were on the machair this morning Balranald, North Uist The 2 Garganey...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 12th April 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** was again seen in Village Bay. A Purple Sandpiper was also present. A scarce bird there Loch an Tiumpan, Lewis The drake *Ring-necked* and the summer plumage...
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th March 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th March 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen today for the fist time this year Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** and the drake *Ring-necked Duck* were again on the...
  14. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 13th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 13th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** is still present around Village Bay Stornoway, Lewis 4 Bramblings were visiting a garden feeder there. A flock of 57 Redwings consisting of both...
  15. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 4th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** is still in Village Bay Balemore, North Uist A ***Cackling Goose*** was there seen this afternoon Carinish, North Uist A Chiffchaff was there today
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 29th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there again today
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there today. A Little Auk was in Village Bay which has been present since the 14th Clachan, South Uist A Little Egret was seen in the...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 27th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 35 Snow Buntings and a Fieldfare were present early afternoon and a Puffin was seen off-shore. Carinish, Isle of North Uist A single Chiffchaff was there. Loch Bee, Isle of...
  19. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 18th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th October 2021. Updated throughout the day. St. Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** has been seen there again today. A Jack Snipe was also on the island Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Little Egret was there again this morning at the...
  20. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 9th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Buff-bellied Pipit***, ***Snowy Owl*** and **Short-toed Lark** were all seen today. Also present on the island were 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 55 Snow Buntings, a...
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