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curlew 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 16th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis Six Sooty Shearwaters flew past The Butt today Steinis, Isle of Lewis 25 Black-tailed Godwits and 18 Knot were seen there today Loch Paible, North Uist A ***Baird's...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th September. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was again seen in Village Bay. The Dark-bellied Brent Goose was still present around the Manse and a Long-eared Owl was also in the area Stornoway...
  4. Hawkeye

    8th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist A Curlew Sandpiper was near the beach car park this afternoon and still present at 16:42 Ardivachar, South Uist 82 Black-tailed Godwits were moving between the beach...
  5. Hawkeye

    18th August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th August 2021. Updated throughout the day A Long-tailed Skua, Pomarine Skua, Sooty Shearwater and 5 Storm Petrels were seen from the Ullapool - Stornoway ferry, but it is unknown as to what recording area they were seen Balivanich...
  6. Hawkeye

    29th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis Four Tree Sparrows seen there this morning. A Wood Sandpiper was seen nearby at Loch Stiapabhat in the afternoon Loch Barvas, Lewis The two Little Stints were seen there again this...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 4th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th October. Updated throughout the day Valtos, Isle of Lewis 150 Barnacle Geese flew south and 35 Pink-footed Geese were seen flying north Reef, Isle of Lewis A Yellow-browed Warbler was there today Baleshare, North Uist The four...
  8. Curlew Sandpiper

    Curlew Sandpiper

    Curlew Sandpiper © MisterT
  9. 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...
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 8th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 10 Sooty Shearwaters, 7 Manx Shearwaters, 3 Great Skuas and a Great Northern Diver were seen between 0640-0740. Knockaird, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Dotterel was on the hills to...
  11. Hawkeye

    6th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Lionel, Isle of Lewis Four Lapland Buntings were on the machair this morning Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis The juvenile Curlew Sandpiper was seen there again this morning and still present in...
  12. Hawkeye

    1st September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st September 2020. Updated throughout the day Stoneybridge, South Uist A juvenile Curlew Sandpiper was seen there today Druidibeg Plantation, South Uist A juvenile Cuckoo was there Cleat, Isle of Barra A Leach's Petrel was seen...
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 31st August 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 31st August 2020. Updated throughout the day St. Kilda A female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there today Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris 200+ Common Scoters and 3 Slavonian Grebes were in the this afternoon. 13 Black-tailed Godwits were...
  14. Hawkeye

    30th August 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th August 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A juvenile Hen Harrier flew over today Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Curlew Sandpiper was there today Stinky Bay, Benbecula A juvenile Curlew Sandpiper and 8...
  15. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 26th August 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th August 2020 Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A **Great Shearwater** passed the point at 15:00. Eight Sooty Shearwaters also passed mid morning Carnan, South Uist A juvenile Cuckoo was there today Loch Bee, South Uist A juvenile Ruff...
  16. YvonneB

    24th August 2020

    A Red-breasted Flycatcher was ringed in the garden this morning, hopefully taking advantage and snacking on some of the millions of midgies...
  17. Hawkeye

    22nd August 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd August 2020. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist 11 Black-tailed Godwits and a Curlew Sandpiper were there this morning Carinish, North Uist A Swift was there this morning. Six Black-tailed Godwits were there later in...
  18. Hawkeye

    2nd September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd September 2019. Updated throughout the day Cross, Isle of Lewis 2 Whooper Swans, thought to be new arrivals were on a loch there Loch Morsgail, Isle of Lewis Late news:- yesterday, 10 pink-footed Geese were seen to briefly land on...
  19. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 23rd August 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd August 2019. Updated throughout the day Seilebost, Isle of Harris 7 Black-tailed Godwits seen there today Loch Paible, North Uist The juvenile Curlew Sandpiper were seen there again today along with 48 Knot and 7 Grey Plover...
  20. Hawkeye

    22nd August 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd August 2019. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 1 dark phase Artic Skua , 3 Great Skua, 200+ Manx Shearwaters, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 15 Storm Petrels, and 3 Black-throated Divers passed south between 0900 - 1200. 11 Black-tailed...
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