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  1. 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...
  2. B

    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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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
  5. 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...
  6. B

    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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. Wheatear

    Wheatear

    Wheatear, South Uist (C) Ian Thompson
  13. Redwing

    Redwing

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

    Purple Sandpiper

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

    Linnet

    Female Linnet, South Uist (C) Ian Thompson
  16. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 1st April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st April 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapavat, Ness, Isle of Lewis 400+ Pink-footed Geese were on the machair close to the loch this evening Barvas, Isle of Lewis 250+ Redwings were seen moving north early this morning...
  17. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 31st March 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 31st March 2019. Updated throughout the day Sound of Harris 8 Red-throated Divers, 49 Great Northern Divers, 5 Slavonian Grebe, 295 Eider, 107 Long-tailed Duck and, 4 Kittiwake were seen from the ferry. 23 Whoopers flew NW up the Sound at...
  18. MisterT

    30th March 2019

    Redwings again on the move through Askernish this morning with the air filled with their song and chatter in the township. Too numerous to count but 73 passed the front of the house in a ten minute period while I was drinking tea. Early afternoon there were 196 Whooper Swans on 2 lochs at...
  19. Redwing

    Redwing

    Redwing, Askernish, south Uist 2019. (C) Hebridean Imaging
  20. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 29th March 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th March 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapavat, Ness, Isle of Lewis 2 Greenland White-fronted Geese were seen with a flock of possibly Icelandic Greylag Geese Loch na Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis 31 Whooper Swans were on the loch...