rare birds

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  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 3rd June 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd June 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch Sandary, North Uist The ***Lesser Scaup*** was still present today Langass Lodge, North Uist A Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Siskin were seen there today Rubh' Arnal, North Uist A...
  2. A

    Local Rarity 2nd June 2020

    The Acrocephalus warbler sp (reed or Blyth's reed) again singing in my garden at Bornish early morning (6-7am) but very skulking (singing from within brambles/rosa rugosa and/or willow), and still no clear view. Yesterday 2 whitethroats and a chiffchaff at North Loch Eynort and the spotted...
  3. Hobby

    Hobby

    Hobby, Point, Isle of Lewis 2020 (C) Muriel Halle
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 31st May 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 31st May 2020. Updated throughout the day Callernish, North Uist A Hoopoe was at Callernish House Loch Sandary, North Uist The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was on the loch again today Paible, North Uist A Swift was seen heading south along...
  5. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 30th May 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th May 2020 Carnan, South Uist A Rose-coloured Starling was there in fields to the west late afternoon Clachan, South Uist A Sandwich Tern was at the north end of Loch Bee late this evening Askernish, South Uist The **Woodchat...
  6. Chris Johnson

    National Rarity 29th May 2020

    Two long-tailed skuas flew over my head this morning at about 6 metres. I was in the garden at Ardivachar. They were calling and displaying but soon vanished from view.
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 28th May 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th May 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch Sandary, North Uist The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was still on the loch plus a 3CY Glaucous Gull and a male Ruff were in the area Brevig, Barra A male *Red-backed Shrike* was there this morning
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 27th May 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th May 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch Sandary, North Uist A drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen on the Loch today Rubh' Arnal, North Uist A 3CY Glaucous Gull was there and a 2CY Iceland Gull was nearby at Bayhead
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 25th May 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th May 2020. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A Swift was there mid afternoon. A *Hobby* was also in the area Swift (C) and courtesy of Steve Dodd
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 18th May 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th May 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A Canada Goose was seen briefly at Stoth today before flying off with three Greylags Baleshare, North Uist A 2CY ***Bonaparte's Gull*** was there late this afternoon on the beach...
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 14th May 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th May 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis Three Black-tailed Godwits were on the pools at Stathanais this afternoon Carinish, North Uist A *White-billed Diver*, 2 Little Terns, 500 Dunlin, 3 Whimbrel, 4 Whooper Swans and...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 30th April 2020

    News from Andrew: 30 Apr – female king eider with a small group of eider in the south bay at 8:40 this morning though the eiders had moved off by the time I got back with my camera! Also 11 pink feet and 10 greylag heading NW, latter presumably Icelandic. c10 whimbrel and 15 white wagtails. 4...
  13. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 21st April 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st April 2020. Updated throughout the day Bayhead, North Uist 32 Pale-bellied Brent Geese arrived there this evening Carinish, North Uist 2 Willow Warblers, a Swallow, 4 Pink-footed Geese and 5 Greenland Wheatears were seen around the...
  14. YvonneB

    SBRC Latest SBRC Decisions - April 2020

    Greenish Warbler, OHs, Bornish, South Uist, 03-04/09/2014, ACCEPT, 1CY Greenish Warbler, OHs, Castlebay, Barra, 13/09/2014, ACCEPT, 1CY Lesser Yellowlegs, OHs, Ardivachar, South Uist, 24/10 to 02/11/2019, ACCEPT, 1CY Kentish Plover, OHs, Borve, Berneray, 15-16/05/2017, ACCEPT, male 2CY/3CY...
  15. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 12th April 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th April 2020. Updated throughout the day Garrabost, Lewis A *Common Crane* was seen there today Shulishader, Isle of Lewis Two Lesser-Black-backed Gulls were seen flying over this morning Carinish,North Uist A Swallow was seen early...
  16. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 6th April 2020

    News from Andrew A morning walk along the track to East Loch Ollay was enlivened by the local Buzzards chasing a Red Kite from SW-NE just north of Mid Loch Ollay, last seen heading towards Stoneybridge Waterworks.
  17. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 4th April 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th April 2020 Loch Bailfinlay, Benbecula Two *Glossy Ibis* were seen there this afternoon "Hundreds" of Redwing being reported as moving through the Ness area of Lewis and large numbers also seen at Locheport, North Uist
  18. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 31st March 2020

    News from Tristan Four Pintail (scarce in Lewis) were in the flooded field between Sand Street (Stornoway) and Simon's Road (Steinish) this afternoon, with six Pinkfeet nearby.
  19. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 30th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th March Clachan, South Uist The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again in the channel at the north end of Loch Bee this morning South Glendale, South Uist A Siskin was seen in a garden there
  20. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 27th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th March 2020 Lochmaddy, North Uist A Chiffchaff was singing there this morning Loch Sandary, North Uist The *Snow Goose* and two Pink-footed Geese were there today North Ford, North Uist An immature Glaucous Gull was there near...