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  1. YvonneB

    Local Rarity 27th January 2021

    Making the most of a trip to Benbecula to do some necessary chores, birding on the way there and back Loch Bee, South Uist A juv Glaucous Gull and a single Scaup were at the SW corner of the loch this morning and a Ruff was on the pools near LA2 Ardivachar Machair, South Uist 1 Lapland Bunting...
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 26th January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th January 2021. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis Two Bramblings were visiting a garden there Coot Loch, Benbecula The drake *Green-winged Teal* was still on the loch this morning
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 24th January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th January 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gulls flew south mid-morning Loch Sandary, North Uist The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again on the loch Rubh' Arnal, North Uist Four juvenile...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 22nd January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th January 2021. Updated throughout the day Knockline, North Uist 54 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were seen on the machair Carinish, North Uist A juvenile Glaucous Gull was along the shoreline this morning Coot Loch, Benbecula The drake...
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 20th January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th January 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch na Tiumpan A 2CY Glaucous Gull was there late morning Balranald, North Uist Circa 30 Snow Buntings were seen on the reserve today Carinish, North Uist 140 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 19th January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th January 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis An adult Iceland Gull was seen at the gull roost 10:30 this morning Loch Sandary, North Uist The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again seen on the loch. An Iceland...
  7. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 18th January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightintings for today, 18th January 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis An Iceland Gull was seen at Port Stoth today Garrynamonie, South Uist The Glaucous Gull was again seen on the beach today Castlebay, Barra The Treecreeper was again seen by...
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 17th January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th January 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis Two Iceland Gulls (adult, &1st winter) were seen on the gull roost just before 15:00 Loch Paible, North Uist Ten Pintail were there this morning South Ford, South...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 14th January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th January 2021. Updated throughout the day Lochmaddy, North Uist A Fieldfare was there today Loch Sandary, North Uist The *Snow Goose* was again seen around the loch Malaclate, North Uist Eight Snow Buntings were there plus a...
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th January 2021 Loch Branahuie, Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gull was seen there today Balranald, North Uist The two ***Cackling Geese*** were again seen there today by Loch nam Feithean Loch Sandary, North Uist The drake *Green-winged Teal*...
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 9th January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th January 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis Three Little Auks were on the sea 100 meters east of the lighthouse at midday. An adult Iceland Gull flew south over Loch Tiumpan early afternoon Eochar, South Uist...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 4th January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th January 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis An adult Iceland Gull was there mid morning Loch nam Feithean, North Uist The two ***Cackling Geese*** were seen distantly at the west end of the loch this...
  13. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 31st December 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, New Year's Eve 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch Sandary, North Uist The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again seen on the loch. Nine Whooper swans were also present Ardivachar, South Uist 2+ Lapland Bunting and 2+ Snow Buntings were...
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 29th December 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th December 2020. Updated throughout the day The Butt of Lewis A general westward movement of gulls included 4+ Iceland Gulls and 5 Glaucous Gulls (see post below) Balranald, North Uist Circa 50 Snow Buntings were still on the reserve...
  15. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 28th December 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th December 2020. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Hawfinch continues to visit a garden feeder there having been present for two months, the longest staying bird and only the second December record Balranald, North...
  16. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 23rd December 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd December 2020. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A 3CY Glaucous Gull flew past late afternoon Berneray A Greenland White-fronted Geese was amongst the Barnacle Geese and 3+ Snow Buntings were on the island Loch...
  17. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 21st December 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st December 2020. Updated throughout the day The Range, South Uist The **Lesser Yellowlegs** was present this morning on flooded machair in the company of a single Redshank (see post below) Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period...
  18. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 18th December 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th December 2020. Updated throughout the day Rubh' Arnal, North Uist A juvenile + 2nd winter Iceland Gull, a 2nd winter Glaucous Gull and 20 Snow Buntings were there this afternoon Coot Loch, Benbecula The drake *Gree-winged Teal* was...
  19. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 15th December 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th December 2020. Updated throughout the day Balgarva. South Uist a female Common Scoter was seen offshore Ardivachar, South Uist The **Lesser Yellowlegs** was again on the machair this morning. A Lapland Bunting and 8+ Snow Buntings...
  20. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 14th December 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th December 2020. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist Five Glaucous Gulls (4 Juveniles and 2nd winter) were on the island this afternoon Ardivachar, South Uist The **Lesser Yellowlegs** was seen on the machair early...