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long-tailed duck

  1. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 5th August 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th August 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis The female Long-tailed Duck was seen there again today Stinky Bay, Benbecula The two juvenile *Mediterranean Gulls* were seen there again today Howmore, South...
  2. Hawkeye

    27th June 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th June 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis The female Long-tailed Duck was seen there again today West Gerinish, South Uist 19 Black-tailed Godwits were in the south-west corner of Loch Bee today
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 23rd June 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sigghtings for today, 23rd June 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis The Long-tailed Duck was seen there again today Loch Paible, North Uist The 2CY Glaucous Gull was again seen on the beach Rubha Ardvule, South Uist A ***Snowy...
  4. Hawkeye

    21st June 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st June 2022. Updated throughout the day Tong, Isle of Lewis A Sandwich Tern was seen on the beach this afternoon Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis A Long-tailed Duck was seen there today Aird an Runair, North Uist A 2CY Glaucous Gull was...
  5. Hawkeye

    6th June 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th June 2022. Updated throughout the day Port Nis, Isle of lewis A pair of Long-tailed Ducks flew north this evening Hirta St Kilda An Osprey flew over Gleann Mor today, only the sixth record for the island Port Mhor, Bragar, Isle of...
  6. Long-tailed Duck

    Long-tailed Duck

    Long-tailed Duck, South Uist 2020 © Ian Thompson
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Borve, Berneray A Yellow-browed Warbler and a Blackcap were there this morning Trumisgarry, North Uist The Little Egret was seen there again today Carinish, North Uist 40 Barnacle Geese flew...
  8. Long-Tailed Duck

    Long-Tailed Duck

    Long-tailed Duck, South Uist
  9. Long-tailed Duck, Loch Ardvule, South Uist

    Long-tailed Duck, Loch Ardvule, South Uist

  10. Long-tailedDuck

    Long-tailedDuck

    One of my favourite birds!
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