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  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 5th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Buff-bellied Pipit*** and **Short-toed Lark** were still on the island today. Also present were the first Jack Snipe of the autumn, a Sparrowhawk, Slavonian Grebe, 25...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 2nd October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Two ***Buff-bellied Pipits*** were on the island today. The **Short-toed Lark** was still present as was the Greenland White-fronted Goose. Two Lapland Buntings and seven Snow...
  3. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 1st October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st October 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis Four *Ring-necked Ducks* were still present this morning at the north end of the loch, as were three Pectoral Sandpipers. The juvenile **Lesser Yellowlegs** was...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 30th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A Snow Bunting was seen on the shore Loch Sandary, North Uist The Pectoral Sandpiper was still present early afternoon and late evening, showing well in the southeast...
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 28th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A *Glossy Ibis* was seen there briefly this morning. The five *Ring-necked Ducks* were also reported as being present again as was two Cananda Geese Loch...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 27th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis Five *Ring-necked Ducks* were on the loch this evening Grenitote, North UIst A colour-ringed Lesser Grey Shrike was present on Machair Leathann this afternoon...
  7. Pectoral Sandpiper

    Pectoral Sandpiper

    Pectoral Sandpiper, one of two present, St Kilda September 2021
  8. Pectoral Sandpiper

    Pectoral Sandpiper

    Pectoral Sandpiper, one of two present, St Kilda September 2021
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 25th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Buff-bellied Pipit*** and a single Pectoral Sandpiper were still on the island today Loch Sandary, North Uist A Pectoral Sandpiper was seen at the south end of the...
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 23rd September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda the ***Buff-bellied Pipit*** and Pectoral Sandpiper were still present this morning. 37 Pink-footed Geese flew south and a Shelduck (sixth record) and Whooper Swan were also...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 22nd September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A ***Buff-bellied Pipit*** was seen there this morning. The Pectoral Sandpiper and Snow Bunting were also still present Butt of Lewis A single Snow Bunting flew from the...
  12. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 21st September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The Pectoral Sandpiper (8th Day) and Green Sandpiper (18th day) were still present today. A Mealy / North Western Redpoll and a Snow Bunting were on the island yesterday...
  13. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 20th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th September 2021. Updtaed throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A Pectoral Sandpiper was at the north end of the loch early afternoon Loch Bee, South Uist Three Little stints and seven Knot were on the loch at the south...
  14. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 18th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Great Bernera, Isle of Lewis A Lapland Bunting was seen at Bosta Leverburgh, Isle of Harris A *Glossy Ibis* flew east this morning Balgarva, South Uist A Little Stint was seen there today...
  15. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 17th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for todsy 17th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Pectoral Sandpiper, four Lapland Buntings and the Spotted Redshank were seen on the island today. The Dark and Light-bellied Brent Geese were also still present...
  16. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 15th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 28 Sooty Shearwaters flew past east to west between 16:00-17:00 Steinis, Isle of Lewis Five Goosander, eight Knot and 66 Curlew were seen there today Balranald, North Uist A...
  17. Pectoral Sandpiper, St Kilda September 2021

    Pectoral Sandpiper, St Kilda September 2021

    Pectoral Sandpiper, St Kilda September 2021 (C) Craig Nisbet
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today14th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there again today. A Pectoral Sandpiper, juvenile Spotted Redshank (second record), Short-eared Owl, Common Whitethroat, Dark-bellied and...
  19. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 13th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 13th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Aird Uig, Lewis A Spotted Flycatcher and a Willow Warbler were there today Stinky Bay, Benbecula A Little Stint was seen there today Grogarry. South Uist A Whinchat was seen along the track...
  20. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 12th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist Three Whimbrel where there and 70 Brent Geese flew south at 14:30 Carinish, North Uist A Lesser Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler were seen in a garden there...
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