coot loch

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  • At a time when travel is being actively discouraged, we will not be posting any sightings that may inspire individuals to do so. We will endeavour to continue to report routine sightings that may be of interest, but not of scarce or rare birds. We thank you for your understanding and of course visiting birders will be most welcome once this crisis is over. Please be safe and sensible and follow government advice and not put our community at risk.

  1. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 26th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th April 2019. Updated throughout the day Coot Loch, Benbecula The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was on the loch again early afternoon along with 4 Black-tailed Godwits. A Ruff was seen nearby on Loch Fada Eoligarry, Barra A single...
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 24th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th April 2019. Updated throughout the day Coot Loch, Benbecula The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was seen on the loch this afternoon. 7 Whimbrel and 3 White Wagtails were nearby at Borve Point. Smerclate, South Uist 8 Whimbrel and 16...
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 1st April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st April 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapavat, Ness, Isle of Lewis 400+ Pink-footed Geese were on the machair close to the loch this evening Barvas, Isle of Lewis 250+ Redwings were seen moving north early this morning...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 23rd February 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd February 2019. Updated throughout the day Coot Loch, Benbecula A drake *Green-winged Teal* and a Black-tailed Godwit were there today
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 19th February 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th February 2019. Updated throughout the day Grenitote, North Uist A *European White-fronted Goose* was there along with two Cackling x Barnacle Geese hybrids. 2 Pink-footed Geese were nearby at Sgiobanias Malacleit, North Uist Circa...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 6th January 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th January 2019. Updated throughout the day Borve, Berneray Snow Buntings were reported on the machair today. A single Pink-footed Goose and 14 Common Scoters were also reported off the west side of the island. Askernish, South Uist The...
  7. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 31st December 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 31st December 2018. Updated throughout the day Coot Loch, Benbecula The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was again seen on the loch Nunton, Benbecula An Iceland Gull was in a field next to Nunton House Hostel Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting...
  8. White-winged Black Tern

    White-winged Black Tern

    White-winged Black Tern, Coot Loch Benbecula June 2017 © an Thompson
  9. Marsh Harrier

    Marsh Harrier

    Marsh Harrier, Coot Loch, Benbecula