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  1. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 15th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Lapland Bunting and three Snow Buntings were there today as were circa 1,500 Redwings, a Water Rail and one of the Common Sandpipers Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The...
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    Scottish Rarity 13th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The **Short-toed Lark** was still on the island. Also still present were the Long-tailed Duck and Slavonian Grebe plus two Common Sandpipers and a Siskin Coot Loch, Benbecula...
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 7th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Langass Lodge, North Uist Three Bramblings were there today Baleshare, North Uist The *American Golden Plover* was seen there again today north of the Baleshare bothies Cuidhir, Barra A...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 5th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Buff-bellied Pipit*** and **Short-toed Lark** were still on the island today. Also present were the first Jack Snipe of the autumn, a Sparrowhawk, Slavonian Grebe, 25...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 4th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th October. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The **Short-toed Lark** and only one ***Buff-bellied Pipit*** were seen there today. A male Blackcap and the first Redwing of the autumn were also on the island Loch Stiapabhat...
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    National Rarity 3rd October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta St Kilda The two ***Buff-bellied Pipits*** and **Short-toed Lark** were still there today. Also there was a Pale-bellied Brent Goose, Barnacle Goose (another flock of 16 flew over) and a...
  7. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 19th March 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th March 2021. Updtaed throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis Three Iceland and two Glaucous Gulls were seen on the Gull roost this morning Liniclate, Benbecula A juvenile *American Golden Plover* was with 260 Golden Plover on...
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    Local Rarity 21st February 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st February 2021. Updated throughout the day Carinish, North Uist 150 Pale-bellied Brent Geese and a Slavonian Grebe were at Baile Iochdrach Stinky Bay, Benbecula An adult Little Gull was seen there this afternoon Loch Mor, Benbecula...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 18th January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightintings for today, 18th January 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis An Iceland Gull was seen at Port Stoth today Garrynamonie, South Uist The Glaucous Gull was again seen on the beach today Castlebay, Barra The Treecreeper was again seen by...
  10. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 17th January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th January 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis Two Iceland Gulls (adult, &1st winter) were seen on the gull roost just before 15:00 Loch Paible, North Uist Ten Pintail were there this morning South Ford, South...
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    Local Rarity 9th January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th January 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis Three Little Auks were on the sea 100 meters east of the lighthouse at midday. An adult Iceland Gull flew south over Loch Tiumpan early afternoon Eochar, South Uist...
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    National Rarity 4th January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th January 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis An adult Iceland Gull was there mid morning Loch nam Feithean, North Uist The two ***Cackling Geese*** were seen distantly at the west end of the loch this...
  13. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 29th December 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th December 2020. Updated throughout the day The Butt of Lewis A general westward movement of gulls included 4+ Iceland Gulls and 5 Glaucous Gulls (see post below) Balranald, North Uist Circa 50 Snow Buntings were still on the reserve...
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    Local Rarity 27th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Langass Wood, North Uist A Crossbill was there this morning. Three Fieldfare were seen there later Balranald, North Uist A male Snow Bunting was seen along the track to Aird an Runair...
  15. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 12th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Reed Warbler was heard singing by Willowglen Burn at Porters' Lodge Note: This record was later withdrawn by the observer Rubh' Arnal, North Uist A Lapland Bunting...
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    National Rarity 10th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Borve, Berneray A Yellow-browed Warbler and a Blackcap were there this morning Trumisgarry, North Uist The Little Egret was seen there again today Carinish, North Uist 40 Barnacle Geese flew...
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    Local Rarity 9th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Trumisgarry, North Uist A Little Egret was seen there today Grenitote, North Uist A Yellow-browed Warbler was there today Paiblesgarry, North Uist A Turtle Dove was visiting a garden there...
  18. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 6th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Great Bernera, Lewis A Turtle Dove was seen at Tobson today A Pied Flycatcher and Brambling were at Valasay Balranald, North Uist A Lapland Bunting was seen there today Knockintorran, North...
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    Local Rarity 5th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Portvoller, Isle of Lewis A Yellow-browed Warbler was seen there today. Another plus a blackcap was nearby at Sheshader Loch Paible, North Uist 350 Barnacle Geese were at Loch Paible and a...
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    National Rarity 2nd October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd October 2020. Updated throughout the day Bragar, Isle of Lewis A 1CY **Woodchat Shrike** was seen there today on the cemetary wall Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis 100 Barnacle Barnacle Geese, 14 Pale-bellied Brent Geese and 11 Greylag...
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