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glaucous gull

  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 26th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The 2CY Glaucous Gull was again seen in the harbour area this afternoon Aird an Runair, North Uist 7 Long-tailed Skua flew north early morning. A further 6 Long-tailed...
  2. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 25th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gull and a Glaucous Gull were in the harbour area this afternoon Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis 2 female Long-tailed Ducks were seen on the loch this morning...
  3. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 24th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Ardheisker, North Uist An immature Glaucous Gull was on the shore at the southern end of the Committee Road this evening Loch Paible, North Uist The 2CY Glaucous Gull was seen there again today...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 23rd May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd May 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was there again today Butt of Lewis An immature *White-billed Diver* was seen offshore this afternoon. A Pink-footed Goose was in nearby fields Habost...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Late news of a female Blue-headed Wagtail in Village Bay yesterday Lochmaddy, North Uist A Little Egret was seen at roost in fir trees outside the Hammersby Hotel this evening...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 13th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th May 2022. Updated throughout the day New Tolsta, Isle of Lewis A drake Surf Scoter was reported as being offshore Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Iceland Gull was at Stornoway landfill site Aird an Runair, North Uist 16...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Griminish Point, North Uist The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen on the north side of Ben Scolpaig early evening Loch an Duin, North Uist A Little Egret was there today Balranald, North Uist A...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 8th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A Redwing was seen there this morning Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis 96 Long-tailed Duck were on the loch this morning. 2 Pink-feet and 2 House Martins were also there Scalpaig...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 1st May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st May 2022. Updated throughout the day Valasay, Great Bernera, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* is atill on a small lochan towards Tacleit Tiumpan head, Isle of Lewis 4 Great Skuas were surface feeding with a large gathering...
  10. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 28th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th April 2022. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 60 Pink-footed Geese flew north-west. A Swallow, 8 Whimbrel and 4 Wheatear were also in the area Loch Barvas, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Glaucous Gull was at the NW end of the loch...
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 20th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th April 2022. Updated throughout the day. Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was again on the loch this morning. 2 Black-tailed Godwits were also in the area Rubh' Arnal, North Uist 7 Immature Iceland Gulls a...
  12. Hawkeye

    19th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th April 2022. Updated throughout the day. Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 2 juvenile Iceland Gulls were still to be found in the harbour area Hosta, North Uist A Glaucous Gull was at St. Clements Chapel today Aird an Runair, North Uist 1...
  13. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 18th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th April 2022. Updated throughout the day. Loch Tiumpan and Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis The Slavonian Grebe and *Ring-necked Duck* still present on the loch. 63 Pink-footed Geese flew past to the north of lighthouse, quite low, in...
  14. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 13th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 13th April 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Merlin, 20 Redwing, 14 Golden Plover and a first-winter Iceland Gull were in Village Bay today Tiumpan Loch, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* and Slavonian Grebe...
  15. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 12th April 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** was again seen in Village Bay. A Purple Sandpiper was also present. A scarce bird there Loch an Tiumpan, Lewis The drake *Ring-necked* and the summer plumage...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th April 2022. Updated throughout the day. Butt of Lewis, Isle of Lewis Five Snow Buntings were present Valley Island, North Uist A ***Cackling Goose*** was on the West Side of the island. Aird an Runair, North Uist The two...
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 7th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th April 2022. Updated throughout the day. Stornoway Harbour, Isle of Lewis One juvenile Iceland Gull Rubh' Arnal, North Uist 112 Brent Geese, 2 Iceland and 1 Glaucous Gull were present Loch nam Feathean, North Uist Flocks of 10 and 13...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 6th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th April 2022. Updated throughout the day. Grenitote, North Uist 7 Snow Buntings, 96 Knot and 80 Grey Plover there today. Clachan Sands, North Uist One Great Skua was there this evening Loch Sandary, North Uist ***Cackling Goose*** on...
  19. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 31st March 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 31st March 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway Harbour, Isle of Lewis Four juvenile Iceland Gulls remain in the area Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Glaucous Gull was present today RSPB Balranald, North Uist A second...
  20. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 30th March 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th March 2022. Updated throughout the day Vallay, North Uist The *Snow Goose* was still there today, at the west end of the island Balranald, North Uist The 2 ***Cackling Geese*** were again at Aird an Runair early afternoon and 2 Snow...
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