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  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th October 2021. Updated throughout the day. Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Little Egret was seen there again this morning Tong, Isle of Lewis Three Snow Buntings were there today Stinky Bay, Benbecula The ***Buff-bellied Pipit***...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 19th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th October 2021. Updated throughout the day. Balranald, North Uist The two ***Cackling Geese*** were again seen on the reserve with Barnacle Geese Stinky Bay, Benbecula A ***Buff-bellied Pipit*** and was there again this morning, 150...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 3rd October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta St Kilda The two ***Buff-bellied Pipits*** and **Short-toed Lark** were still there today. Also there was a Pale-bellied Brent Goose, Barnacle Goose (another flock of 16 flew over) and a...
  4. Mediterranean Gull

    Mediterranean Gull

    Juvenile Mediterranean Gull, Cleat, Barra 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  5. B

    Local Rarity 6th August 2021

    Barra. Juvenile Mediterranean Gull on the beach at Cleat this evening.
  6. 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...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th September 2020, Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapavat, Isle of Lewis Two Black-tailed Godwits and 42 Curlew were there this afternoon Gallan Head, Isle of Lewis Two Lapland Buntings were seen there today Loch Mheacleit, Isle of...
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 9th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A *Buff-Breasted Sandpiper* was seen 1 mile west of the lighthouse at 16:00 Mangersta, Isle of Lewis A seawatch this morning (07:30-0900) produced one Pomarine Skua and 76...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 18th June 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th June 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis 2 second summer *Mediterranean Gulls* were seen there this afternoon Loch Sandary, North Uist A Glaucous Gull was there today Aird an Runair, North Uist The...
  10. Hawkeye

    Mega!!! 3rd June 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd June 2019. Updated throught the day Paible, North Uist A ****Calandra Lark**** was seen on the machair at Cnoc an Torrain, [NF726674] this evening Second record for Outer Hebs, the first being on St Kilda in 1994 Cheesebay, North...
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 1st June 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 1st June 2019. Updated throughout the day Peninerine, South Uist A 2CY *Mediterranean Gull* was seen there today Loch Mor, Benbecula A female Garganey was there this morning Loch Druidibeg, South Uist An Osprey was seen there again...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th October 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 12th October 2018. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A 1st winter *Mediterranean Gull* was on the beach at Holm The Butt of Lewis 25+ Fieldfare were seen arriving off the sea before heading on south Tarbert, Isle of...
  13. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 20th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 20th September 2018 New Tolsta, Isle of Lewis Late news of a 1W *Mediterreanean Gull* seen yesterday evening on pools to the west of Triagh Ghearadha Mangersta, Isle of Lewis 5 Sooty Shearwaters, 13 Scaup and 20 Black-throated Divers...
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 19th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 19th September 2018. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 4 Leach's Petrels, a juvenile Pomarine Skua, 8 Arctic Skuas, 40+ Bonxies, a Sooty Shearwater and 3 Manx Shearwaters were seen from the Stornoway - Ullapool ferry...
  15. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 18th September 2018

    News from Tony Marr at Ness Lapland Buntings at The Butt After yesterday’s flock of 4 in the morning near the lighthouse, this morning saw a further arrival. At (08.45) a flock of 45 came in over our heads along the cliffs, about a quarter of a mile SW of the lighthouse, appearing to arrive...
  16. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 10th September 2018. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis The Spotted Flycatcher and a Wheatear were seen around the lighthouse this afternoon Lower Barvas, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Glaucious Gull was seen on the shore today Pollachar...
  17. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 1st September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 1st September 2018. Updated throughout the day Traigh Leathann, Baleshare A *Buff-breasted Sandpiper* was seen there at midday [see BrianR's post below] Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The adult Rose-coloured Starling was still at the landfill...
  18. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 26th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings 26th August 2018 Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris The drake Surf Scoter was seen there again today Liniclate, Benbecula Circa 30 Black-tailed Godwits were on the machair today Bornish, South Uist 61 Black-tailed Godwits were on the machair this...
  19. MisterT

    Local Rarity 25th August 2018

    An influx of Redpoll today here at Askernish including a male that was ringed in Thornton, Leicester on 3rd November 2015. This was the forth time that I have controlled it here, the last time being a year ago, almost to the day! Previous encounters here in Askernish 30-April-2016 07-May-2016...
  20. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 15th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 15th August 2018. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist A ***Bonaparte's Gull*** was seen there this morning Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:00 - 10:15 Weather: Wind SW F4, 8/8 cloud, dull. Temp 13.5C. A 4+...
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