outer hebrides

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  1. Hawkeye

    3rd January 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd January 2019. Updated throughout the day Borve, Isle of Barra The small Canada Goose is still on the machair there Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:35 - 10:35 Weather: Wind S F3, 8/8 cloud, dull. Temp 7.1C. A 2 hour...
  2. Hawkeye

    2nd January 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd january 2019. Updated throughout the day Borve, Barra The small Canada Goose was there again today, viewed from the Craigston layby Loch Bee, South Uist Circa 130 Greenland White-fronted and circa 50 Barnacle Geese were on the west...
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 1st January 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st January, 2019. Updated throughout the day Reef, Isle of Lewis A Little Egret was seen there this morning Balranald North Uist The Cackling Goose, small Canada Goose and circa 10 Snow Buntings there today. Rubh' Arnal, North Uist A...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 31st December 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 31st December 2018. Updated throughout the day Coot Loch, Benbecula The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was again seen on the loch Nunton, Benbecula An Iceland Gull was in a field next to Nunton House Hostel Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting...
  5. Hawkeye

    30th December 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 30th December 2018. Updated throughout the day Loch Mor, Benbecula A pair of Pintail were on the loch today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 09:00 - 11:25 Weather: Wind SW veering WSW F5, 8/8 cloud, dull and murky. Temp 10.5C...
  6. BrianR

    29th December 2018

    It was fairly quiet during a late morning visit to Aird an Runair, North Uist today. A ringtail Hen Harrier came over the headland and watched until lost to sight well out over the sea heading towards the Monach Islands. One wonders what would trigger such a movement. A Peregrine was also...
  7. Hawkeye

    28th December 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 28th December 2018. Updated throughout the day Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris 2 drakes and a female Surf Scoter were seen in the sound today Carinish, North Uist A Jack Snipe was seen the today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting...
  8. Hawkeye

    27th December 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 27th Decemebr 2018. Updated throughout the day Balivanich, Benbecula The female type Velvet Scoter was again offshore
  9. Hawkeye

    25th December 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for this Christmas Day. Possibly updated throughout the day Borve, Barra The small Canada Goose was again on the machair today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:35 - 10:30 Weather: Wind S F4, 5/8 cloud increasing to 8/8. Murky. Temp 9C...
  10. Hawkeye

    24th December 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 24th December 2018. Updated throughout the day Rubh' Arnal, North Uist 30 pale-bellied Brent Geese were near there this morning Balivanich, Benbecula The female type Velvet Scoter was again offshore Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting...
  11. Hawkeye

    22nd December 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for day. 22nd December 2018. Updated throughout the day Loch nam Feithean, North Uist 13 Pintail are still to be found on the loch Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:55 - 10:45 Weather: Wind WSW F2-3, mostly 8/8 cloud, temp 7.2C. A near...
  12. Hawkeye

    21st December 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 21st December 2018. Updated throughout the day Grenitote, North Uist 2 hyrbid Cackling x Barnacle Geese were there and a Greenland White-fronted Goose was nearby at Sollas. Baleshare, North Uist A Snow Bunting was seen there today...
  13. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 20th December 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 20th December 2018. Updated throughout the day Eoligarry, Barra The *White-billed Diver* was seen off the jetty this morning along with 5 Slavonian Grebes Borve, Barra The small Canada Goose was again on the machair today Balranald...
  14. Hawkeye

    19th December 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 19th December 2018. Updated throughout the day Balivanich, Benbecula The female type Velvet Scoter was again off shore this morning Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:50 - 10:30 Weather: Wind S F5, 8/8 cloud, rain. Temp 7.5C A...
  15. MisterT

    17th December 2018

    Quiet times here but the Rook was still with the Hooded Crows on the beach at Kilpheder
  16. Grey Phalarope

    Grey Phalarope

    Grey Phalarope Stoneybridge, South Uist. (C) Ian Thompson
  17. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 16th December 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 16th December 2018. Updated throughout the day Borve, Berneray At least 100 Snow Buntings were the machair Aileodair, North Uist A drake *American Wigeon* was on the loch today Borve, Barra The small Canada Goose was again on the...
  18. Hawkeye

    14th December 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 14th December 2018. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Iceland Gull was in the harbour area today Balivanich, Benbecula The female type Velvet Scoter was still present off shore there this morning Ruhba...
  19. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 13th December 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 13th December 2018. Updated throughout the day Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:20 - 10:35 Weather: Wind SSE F7 gust f9. 8/8 cloud. Temp 5.5C. A 2+ hour seawatch this morning produced 40 Eider (S), 4 Long-tailed Duck (S), 1...
  20. Hawkeye

    12th December 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 12th December 2018. Updated throughout the day Balivanich, Benbecula The female type Velvet Scoter was still off shore there this morning Kilpheder, South Uist The 1CY Rook was again seen at the point along with 2 Pink-footed Geese...