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black redstart

  1. 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...
  2. Female Black Redstart

    Female Black Redstart

    Female Black Redstart, St Kilda June 2021 © Craig Nisbet
  3. Male Black Redstart

    Male Black Redstart

    Male Black Redstart, St Kilda, June 2021 © Craig Nisbet
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Hawkeye

    1st May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st may 2021. Updated throughout the day Uisgneabhal Mor, Harris Two Snow Buntings were seen near the summit today Hougharry, North Uist A Black Redstart was seen there today Paible, North Uist A Glaucous Gull was seen there today...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 6th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th November 2020. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** and two Black Redstarts were seen in village bay today. The remains of a racing pigeon which originated of Southern Ireland were also found recently Port...
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