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bird sightings

  1. Hawkeye

    17th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st may 2021. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist An early morning (05:15 - 10:15) seawatch produced 1 Long-tailed Skua (N at 0744hrs), 4 Arctic Skuas (N), 6 Bonxies (N), 96 Puffins (N), 7 Great Northern Divers (3S...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** was again seen in village bay Loch Paible, North Uist A juvenile Iceland Gull was there early morning Carnan, South Uist Two Common Redpolls are still...
  3. Snowy Owl

    Snowy Owl

    Snowy Owl, St Kilda, May 2021 (C) St Kilda Rangers
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 15th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there today Butt of Lewis The Dotterel was present, one mile west of the lighthouse Loch Sandary, North Uist A Glaucous Gull was there today Nunton...
  5. Brambling

    Brambling

    Brambling, Barvas, Lewis, May 2021 (C) Graham Forsyth
  6. Hawkeye

    14th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis The Dotterel was still to be found one mile west of the lighthouse. Three Tree Sparrows were in Gardens at Ness Balranald, North Uist 22 Pink-feet were seen on the reserve today and...
  7. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 13th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A Dotterel was seen one mile west of the lighthouse Barvas, Isle of Lewis A pair of Brambling were visiting a gardent there Balranald, North Uist Two drake Garganey are still...
  8. Hawkeye

    12th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Langass Lodge, North Uist A Crossbill flew north this evening Balranald, North Uist Circa 30 Pink-feet, 40 Barnacle Geese and a juvenile Glaucous Gull was on the machair to the south of the...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 11th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Late news:- Two Short-eared Owls were seen there yesterday Butt of Lewis A juvenile Iceland Gull was seen by pools near the lighthouse this morning. A male Pochard was nearby at...
  10. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A Carrion Crow was there this afternoon Back, Lewis Circa 25-30 Pink-feet and a Barnacle Goose were seen there today Balelone, North Uist 98 Barnacle Geese came in from the sea...
  11. House Martin, St Kilda May 2021

    House Martin, St Kilda May 2021

    House Martin, St. Kilda, May 2021 © St Kilda Ranger
  12. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 9th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th May 2021. Updated throughout the day St. Kilda A House Martin was seen there recently Back, Lewis An Iceland Gull and a Glaucous Gull was seen there this evening Loch Barvas, Lewis Four *Snow Geese* were still present this morning...
  13. Snow Geese

    Snow Geese

    Snow Geese, Barvas, Lewis 2021 (C) Tristan ap Rheinallt
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 8th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Barvas, Isle of Lewis A flock of 21 *Snow Geese* which included two blue-phase birds were seen in the north-east corner of the loch. Also present were 2 pale-bellied Brent Geese, and one...
  15. Hawkeye

    7th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Clettreval, North Uist 80 Barnacle Geese were in fields by the road to the St Kilda viewpoint. Two Glaucous Gulls were also in the vicinity Aird an Runair, South Uist A Ruff and an immature...
  16. Hawkeye

    6th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 6th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Lewis A juevnile Iceland Gull and 48 Pink-footed Geese were there today. Baleshare, North Uist The drake Garganey was again seen on Loch Mor Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting...
  17. Hawkeye

    5th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Branahuie, Stornoway, Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gull was there this afternoon Loch Sandary, North Uist An immature Iceland Gull was there this morning Aird an Runair, North Uist Two dark phase...
  18. Hawkeye

    4th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist Circa 600 Arctic Terns, 98 Kittiwakes, 3 Great Skuas and an Arctic Skua passed north this afternoon. A male Ruff was at Loch nam Feithean this evening Stinky Bay...
  19. Hawkeye

    3rd May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd May 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Sandary, North Uist A Glaucous and an Iceland Gull were there this morning. A second juvenile Glaucous Gull was on the roadside loch at Bayhead in the afternoon Coot Loch, Benbecula A male...
  20. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 2nd May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd May 2021. Updated throughout the day Lionel, Lewis Two Lapland Buntings were still present today Skigersta / Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis Four *White-billed Divers* were seen offshore this evening Loch na Tiumpan, Lewis A juvenile...
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