western isles

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  1. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 23rd May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd May 2019. Updated throughout the day Bolnabadoch, Barra The **Purple Heron** was again at Loch an Ali, showing occasionally Loch Portain, North Uist Three Long-tailed Skuas flew north today at 12:30. A Fieldfare was also reported...
  2. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 22nd May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd May 2019. Updated throughout the day Bolnabadoch, Barra The **Purple Heron** was again at Loch an Ali, showing occasionally. A Spotted Flycatcher was also seen on the island Loch Paible, North Uist A pale-bellied Brent Goose was...
  3. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 21st May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 21st May 2019. Updated throughout the day Brevig, Barra A female/2CY male *Golden Oriole* was there this morning Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Wood Warbler was in the Castle Grounds in trees beside Willowglen Burn. At least 10 singing...
  4. Little Egret

    Little Egret

    Little Egret, Clachan, South Uist 2019. (C) Ian Thompson
  5. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 20th May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 20th May 2019. Updated throughout the day Bolnabadoch, Barra The **Purple Heron** was again at Loch an Ali, showing occasionally Aird an Runair, North Uist 2 Long-tailed and 3 Pomerine Skuas flew past this morning. The Barnacle Goose was...
  6. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 19th May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 19th May 2019. Updated throughout the day Balgarva, South Uist A male *Bearded Tit* was seen by the road junction this morning. A first for the Outer Hebrides Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A Swift was seen there mid morning Aird an Runair...
  7. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 18th May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th May 2019. Updated throughout the day Bolnabadoch, Barra The **Purple Heron** was again at Loch an Ali this morning. A Wood Warbler was nearby at Creachan Aird an Runair, North Uist 4 Dotterels were seen again in firlds by the car...
  8. Purple Heron

    Purple Heron

    Purple Heron, Bolnabadach, Barra May 2019 (C) Ian Ricketts
  9. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 17th May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 17th May 2019. Updated throughout the day Bolnabadoch, Barra The **Purple Heron** was again at Loch an Ali this morning Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Whitethroat was singing in the castle grounds this morning and a Grey Wagtail was on the...
  10. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 16th May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th May 2019. Updated throughout the day Bolnabadoch, Barra A **Purple Heron** was at Loch an Ali this morning and again late afternoon Butt of Lewis A Dotterel was seen 800 metres to the west of the lighthouse this afternoon Loch...
  11. Hawkeye

    15th May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th May 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis An Osprey was there this evening [see @VickyA post] Carloway, Isle of Lewis A Hoopoe was seen at Borrowston late afternoon Locheport, North Uist A Pochard was seen...
  12. Hawkeye

    14th May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th May 2019. Updated throughout the day Oban Trumisgarry, North Uist A Little Egret was there today Aird an Runair, North Uist A Little Stint was seen on the beach to the south of the car park at 16:00. A Ruff was nearby at Loch nam...
  13. Hawkeye

    13th May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th May 2019. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Yellow Wagtail was seen in Village Bay by the jetty today Bunavoneadar, Isle of Harris A Swift was seen there today Aird an Runair, North Uist 4 Dotterel were again reported on...
  14. Hawkeye

    Mega!!! 12th May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th May 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The ***American Bittern*** was still present and seen at first light [05:00] and reported again late morning. 6 Pink-footed Geese were also still there Note: If...
  15. Hawkeye

    Mega!!! 11th May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th May 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis ***American Bittern*** still present, last reported as "showing well" at 14:40 A *Crane* was seen flying over Lionel machair early afternoon having first been...
  16. Hawkeye

    Mega!!! 10th May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th May 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis 6 Whooper Swans were there early this morning Report of ***American Bittern*** there today Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A *Common Crane* flew north-east over the war...
  17. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 9th May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th May 2019. Updated throughout the day North Tolsta, Isle of Lewis 39 Pink-footed Geese flew north this afternoon Aird an Runair, North Uist 3 Dotterels were near the car park this morning and were then joined by a fourth early...
  18. Hawkeye

    8th May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th May 2019. Updated throughout the day Borve, Berneray 3 Pink-footed Geese were on the machair and 43 Barnacle Geese were nearby on the west side of Loch Bhrusda Balranald, North Uist 3 Dotterel (2 males and a female) were there this...
  19. B

    Scottish Rarity 7th May 2019

    On Barra the Little Bunting is still showing well at Eoligarry on the path in front of the church this morning.
  20. B

    Scottish Rarity 6th May 2019

    On Barra there's a Little Bunting at Eoligarry church this afternoon. The bird is feeding on the path in front of the church and showing superbly. This morning there was a Redwing at Northbay. Good numbers of Whimbrel are still around the island including a flock of 59 at Allasdale.