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buff-breasted sandpiper

  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 2nd October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Two ***Buff-bellied Pipits*** were on the island today. The **Short-toed Lark** was still present as was the Greenland White-fronted Goose. Two Lapland Buntings and seven Snow...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 26th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Buff-bellied Pipit***, female ***Snowy Owl*** and Greenland Redpoll were still on the island today, as was a newly arrived Spotted Flycatcher Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 25th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Buff-bellied Pipit*** and a single Pectoral Sandpiper were still on the island today Loch Sandary, North Uist A Pectoral Sandpiper was seen at the south end of the...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 21st September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The Pectoral Sandpiper (8th Day) and Green Sandpiper (18th day) were still present today. A Mealy / North Western Redpoll and a Snow Bunting were on the island yesterday...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 19th September 2021

    Red-throated Diver 2, Raven 3, Skylark 6*, Wheatear 1, Meadow Pipit 15, Rock Pipit 1Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st September 2021. Updated throughout the day Grenitote, North Uist A ***Long-billed Dowitcher*** was heard calling while flying east. A Turtle Dove was...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 18th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Great Bernera, Isle of Lewis A Lapland Bunting was seen at Bosta Leverburgh, Isle of Harris A *Glossy Ibis* flew east this morning Balgarva, South Uist A Little Stint was seen there today...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 17th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for todsy 17th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Pectoral Sandpiper, four Lapland Buntings and the Spotted Redshank were seen on the island today. The Dark and Light-bellied Brent Geese were also still present...
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 15th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 28 Sooty Shearwaters flew past east to west between 16:00-17:00 Steinis, Isle of Lewis Five Goosander, eight Knot and 66 Curlew were seen there today Balranald, North Uist A...
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today14th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there again today. A Pectoral Sandpiper, juvenile Spotted Redshank (second record), Short-eared Owl, Common Whitethroat, Dark-bellied and...
  10. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 13th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 13th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Aird Uig, Lewis A Spotted Flycatcher and a Willow Warbler were there today Stinky Bay, Benbecula A Little Stint was seen there today Grogarry. South Uist A Whinchat was seen along the track...
  11. Buff-breasted Sandpiper

    Buff-breasted Sandpiper

    Juvenile Buff Breasted sandpiper, Ormiclate machair 12/09/21
  12. Buff-breasted Sandpiper

    Buff-breasted Sandpiper

    Juvenile Buff Breasted sandpiper, Ormiclate machair 12/09/21
  13. Buff Breasted sandpiper

    Buff Breasted sandpiper

    Juvenile Buff Breasted sandpiper, Ormiclate machair 12/09/21
  14. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 12th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist Three Whimbrel where there and 70 Brent Geese flew south at 14:30 Carinish, North Uist A Lesser Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler were seen in a garden there...
  15. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 11th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 11th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Paible, North Uist The Curlew Sandpiper and Little Stint were still at the south of of the loch today Bornish, South Uist A *Buff-breasted Sandpiper*, Pectoral Sandpiper and a Ruff were...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 23rd September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd September 2020. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist Two Barnacle Geese and a Wood Sandpiper were seen on the reserve today Loch Mor, Baleshare Three ***Blue-winged Teal*** were there this morning. Four birds were...
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 16 Lapland Buntings were there today Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis The juvenile ***Semipalmated Sandpiper*** was again seen on the beach Barvas, Isle of Lewis Circa 70...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 15th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 21 Lapland Buntings were still circa 1km to the south-west today Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis The juvenile ***Semipalmated Sandpiper*** was again seen on the beach this morning...
  19. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 34 Lapland Bunting were still circa 1km to the south-west of the lighthouse this morning Baleshare, North Uist The ***Baird's Sandpiper*** and the two *Buff-breasted...
  20. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 13th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A juvenile Dotterel and 38 Lapland Bunting were to the south-west of the lighthouse this morning Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis The juvenile ***Semipalmated Sandpiper*** was again...
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