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  1. Glossy Ibis

    Glossy Ibis

    Glossy Ibis, Bruernish, Barra, 2022 (C) Ian Ricketts
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 7th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist An adult and 2 juvenile Glaucous Gulls were seen there this afternoon Askernish, South Uist A Fieldfare was there today Bruernish, Barra The *Glossy Ibis* is there again...
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 6th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Bruernish, Isle of Barra The *Glossy Ibis* was there again today
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 5th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Steinish, Isle of Lewis 3 Fieldfares were there today Newtonferry, North Uist A Little Egret was there this afternoon Grenitote, North Uist A *Snow Goose* was seen there today Balranald...
  5. MisterT

    Askernish Sparrows - 2021

    2021 was a bumper year for our House Sparrows with 404 birds colour ringed, double our previous best. Unusually, new birds were ringed throughout the year including October to December, (32 in November is unprecedented) something that has not happened before and there are still a number of...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 4th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Bruernish, Isle of Barra The *Glossy Ibis* was there again today Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 09:15-11:30 Weather: Wind NNW backing NW f6 gust f8. A mix of strong snow/sleet...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 3rd January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd January 2022. Updated throughout the day Skigersta, Isle of Lewis A Fieldfare was there today Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The juvenile Iceland Gull was seen again at Loch Airigh na Lic. 75 Redwing and 2 Fieldfare were in the area. A...
  8. Hawkeye

    2nd January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd January 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The juvenile Iceland Gull is still in the harbour area Coot Loch, Benbecula A drake Pintail was on the loch today and another was on nearby Loch Fada Rubha Ardvule...
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 1st January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st January 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again today in the company of 13 Tufted Duck Coot Loch, Benbecula 2 drake Pintails were seen on the loch. 10 Gannets...
  10. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 31st December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 31st December 2021. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 30 Siskins and 3 Treecreepers were seen in the Castle Grounds this morning Claddach Kyles, North Uist A Chiffchaff was seen at the Westford today Berneray A male...
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 30th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Ardivachar, South Uist 21 Black-tailed Godwits and a female Pintail were at this morning. 152 Greenland White-fronted Geese were nearby on the machair to the south of Kilaulay Howmore...
  12. Hawkeye

    29th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A 1CY Iceland Gull was there late morning Clachan, South Uist The Little Egret was again in the channel at the north end of Loch Bee Castlebay, Barra A Siberian...
  13. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 28th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Vatisker, Isle of Lewis 4 Long-tailed Tits were there today Aignish, Isle of Lewis 47 Common Scoter and a Slavonian Grebe were seen offshore. A Grey Plover was also seen in the area Sollas...
  14. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 27th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again today. 75 Twite were by the hide and 80 Barnacle Geese were in the area Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis 7...
  15. Hawkeye

    26th December 2021

    Western Isles /Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The 1CY Iceland Gull was still in the harbour Askernish, South Uist 12+ Fieldfare were around the township this afternoon Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 25th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again today Mingarry, South Uist 4 Fieldfares were there this morning Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period...
  17. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 24th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A 1CY Iceland Gull was seen in the harbour today Carinish, North Uist 5 Fieldfares was seen there today Eoligarry, Barra 19 Greenland White-fronts were seen there...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 23rd December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd December 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again today. A single Whooper Swan was also on the loch plus 78 Barnacle Geese and 5 Redwing were in the area...
  19. Hawkeye

    22nd December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd December 2021. Updated throughout the day Aignish, Isle of Lewis 29 Common Scoters, 10 Great Northern Divers and a Slavonian Grebe were seen offshore. Also present in the area were 63 Knot, 5 Purple Sandpipers, 66 Bar-tailed Godwits...
  20. Hawkeye

    21st December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st December 2021. Updated throughout the day Steinis, Isle of Lewis A Snow Bunting, 18 Linnet (scarce in winter on Lewis) and 20 twite were there today Carinish, North Uist A Chiffchaff and a Fieldfare were there this morning
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