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bird sightings

  1. Hawkeye

    21st June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st June 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Quail was again heard calling behind the hide Mingulay A Rose-coloured Starling was seen there today
  2. Hawkeye

    20th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Clachan Sands, North Uist The adult Rose-coloured Starling was seen there again today Loch Sandary, North Uist A Glaucous Gull was seen there this afternoon Aird an Runair, North Uist Two...
  3. Hawkeye

    19th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Clachan Sands, North Uist An adult Rose-coloured Starling was seen there today (see post below)
  4. Hawkeye

    18th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Stoneybridge, South Uist A 2CY Iceland Gull flew north early afternoon
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 17th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Quail was again heard singing behind the hide Locheport, North Uist A Rose-coloured Starling is visiting a garden there Orosay, South Uist An adult Glaucous...
  6. Hawkeye

    16th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis Two Crossbills were seen in the Castle grounds this morning Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:40-13:55 Weather: Wind SSW f6-7, mostly bright and sunny. Temp...
  7. Sanderling

    Sanderling

    Sanderling, South Uist, June 2021 (C) Hebridean Imaging
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 15th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The male Black Redstart was showing well today and had been heard singing on 12th. Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Quail was again heard singing behind the hide Black...
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Quail was again heard singing behind the hide. A male Ruff was also present
  10. Bonaparte's Gull

    Bonaparte's Gull

    Bonaparte's Gull, 2CY, Cleat, Barra, June 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  11. Bonaparte's Gull

    Bonaparte's Gull

    Bonaparte's Gull, 2CY, Cleat, Barra, June 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 13th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Cleat, Barra A first summer ***Bonaparte's Gull*** was seen briefly there this morning. (See @Bruce post below). It was later found at Traigh Mhor in front of the airport in the evening Rubha...
  13. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 12th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Blathaisbhal, North Uist The *Great White Egret* was seen there late afternoon Orasaigh, South Uist Two juvenile Glaucaus Gull were on the beach by the causeway today
  14. Female Black Redstart

    Female Black Redstart

    Female Black Redstart, St Kilda June 2021 © Craig Nesbit
  15. Male Black Redstart

    Male Black Redstart

    Male Black Redstart, St Kilda, June 2021 © Craig Nesbit
  16. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 11th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A *Blyth's Reed Warbler* and two Black Redstarts were in Village Bay today Paiblesgarry, North Uist A 2CY Glaucous Gull was there this evening Orasaigh, South Uist The juvenile...
  17. Hawkeye

    10th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Herbrides bird sightings for today, 10th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 05:50-08:45 Weather: Wind S f6-7. 8/8 cloud, persistent light misty drizzle. Temp 14 c. A 3 hour seawatch this morning produced 3 Eider (1S 2N), 1...
  18. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 9th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Port Stoth, Isle of Lewis A *White-billed Diver* was reported as still present this evening and the Quail was again heard nearby at Loch Stiapabhat during the day North Bay, South Uist 80+...
  19. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 8th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Black Redstart was seen there today. A Pomarine Skua was seen at sea five miles east of the island Butt of Lewis Two Rose-coloured Starlings were seen on the cliffs to the west...
  20. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 7th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A *Red-spotted Bluethroat* was seen there his afternoon at the base of the flagpole in the lighthouse compound. A *White-billed Diver* was reported nearby at Port Stoth Knockaird...
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