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  1. 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...
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 23rd April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 23rd April 2019. Updated throughout the day. Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis 250 Long-tailed Duck and an immature Glaucous Gull were reported on the loch this morning. Grenitote, North Uist Cuckoos were heard there today and also at Vallay...
  3. Hawkeye

    22nd April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 22nd April 2019. Updated throughout the day. Sollas, North Uist 3 Arctic Skuas seen over the beach Loch Dusary, North Uist 43 Pink-footed Geese were seen. Baleshare, North Uist 22 Black-tailed Godwits reported North Ford, North Uist 2...
  4. BrianR

    21st April 2019

    A Cuckoo was heard by David Bateson at Callernish, North Uist this morning.
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 20th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 20th April 2019. Updated throughout the day. Near Skigersta, Ness, Isle of Lewis A *White-billed diver* was reported today, it later drifted off to the north-west. Lochmaddy, North Uist 2 Common Terns were seen in the harbour. Berneray...
  6. Hawkeye

    17th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 17th April 2019. Updated throughout the day. Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Seawatch between 07:25 - 07:45 Weather: Wind SE f 4-5, mix of 8/8 high cloud and sunny periods. Temp 8-9 C. Eider 1S, Common Scoter 2N, Long-tailed Duck 1S 1N...
  7. Hawkeye

    16th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 16th April 2019. Updated throughout the day. Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis 278 Long-tailed Ducks and 17 Pink-footed Geese and were on the loch today. Ness, Isle of Lewis 200+ Golden Plover on the machair. Rubha Ardvule, South Uist A...
  8. BrianR

    Local Rarity 15th April 2019

    In a couple of Lochmaddy gardens, North Uist visited this morning there was a Chiffchaff, at least two singing Goldcrests and both Siskin and redpoll were heard. At Carinish, North Uist in the afternoon a Slavonian Grebe was still present (near Rubha nan Ron) and a Canada Goose of the nominate...
  9. Hawkeye

    13th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 13th April 2019. Updated throughout the day. Today saw the first of the Voluntary Seabirds at Sea (VSAS) surveys. Three teams are covering Oban - Barra, and Ullapool - Stornoway and Kennacraig - Islay. Observer on Calmac's MV Loch...
  10. Hawkeye

    10th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 10th April 2019. Updated throughout the day. Fivepenny, Ness, Isle of Lewis A Black Redstart was present early afternoon. Photo (c) and courtesy of Shona Morrison
  11. Hawkeye

    9th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 9th April 2019. Updated throughout the day Rubha Ardvule, South Uist A seawatch today 07:05 -> 09:30 Weather: Wind ESE - SE f3-4. Early cloud thinning to bright and sunny conditions. Barnacle Geese 379N, Whooper Swans 7N, Red-throated...
  12. BrianR

    8th April 2019

    There was a good movement of Barnacle Geese today through North Uist with a minumum of 4,000 recorded. Around half were on the ground at Balranald NR. At Aird an Runair in a half an hour seawatch some 315 (four skeins) came in from well out before turning to N (apart from 20 that came over...
  13. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 7th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 7th April 2019. Updated throughout the day Rubha Ardvule, South Uist A 2 hour seawatch this morning Eider 5N, Gannet 6S 1N, Shag 6N, Bar-tailed Godwit 3N, Meadow Pipit 6N (they had arrived off the sea from the West). Also present in the...
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 5th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 5th April 2019. Updated throughout the day Balemore, North Uist The Hawfinch was still present today. Balranald, North Uist 60+ Pink-footed Geese dropped in late morning and an adult Kumlien's Gull was present. Butt of Lewis, Ness, Isle...
  15. Hawkeye

    4th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 4th April 2019. Updated throughout the day Bornish South Uist 3 Black-tailed Godwits were on the machair Askernish, South Uist 47 Greenland White fronts flew north over the township early this morning South Glendale, South Uist 4...
  16. Hawkeye

    3rd April 2019

    Weatern Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd April 2019. Updated throughout the day Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:05 - 10:35 Weather: Wind N F6-7 gust F9. Mix of sunny periods and occasional showers. Temp 5 - 6C. A 2+ hour seawatch this morning produced 7 Eider...
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 2nd April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd April 2019. Updated throughout the day Ness, Isle of Lewis An estimate 1500 - 2000 Redwings arrived in the area late afternoon. 2 male Wheatears were by the lighthouse. Pink-footed Geese were also arriving with large flocks seen in...
  18. Redwing

    Redwing

    Redwing, South Uist (C) Ian Thompson
  19. Purple Sandpiper

    Purple Sandpiper

    Purple Sandpiper, South Uist (C) Ian Thompson
  20. Linnet

    Linnet

    Female Linnet, South Uist (C) Ian Thompson