rarities

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  1. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 4th July 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th July 2020. Updated throughout the day Skigersta, Isle of Lewis The two Rose-coloured Starlings were present there again today plus three still at Cross Ben Risary Plantation, North Uist Three Common Crossbills were there today...
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 2nd July 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12nd July 2020. Updated throughout the day Skigersta, Isle of Lewis The two Rose-coloured Starlings were still there today as was the one at Cross. A forth bird was also present at South Dell Loch Druidibeg, South Uist The Osprey was...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 26th June 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th June 2020. Updated throughout the day Stinky Bay, Benbecula The 2CY ***Bonaparte's Gull*** was there this morning Baymore, Grimsay A Rose-coloured Starling was seen there today. Ardivachar, South Uist A Rose-coloured Starling was...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 25th June 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th June 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch Sandary, North Uist A male Ruff was there today Ardnamonie, South Uist The *Great White Egret* was there again this afternoon at the north end of Loch Bee
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 24th June 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th June 2020 Stornoway, Lewis A Swift was seen over the airport today. Ardnamonie, South Uist A *Great White Egret* was there this morning.
  6. Marsh Warbler

    Marsh Warbler

    Marsh Warbler, South Uist 2020 (C) John Kemp
  7. Bonaparte's Gull

    Bonaparte's Gull

    Bonaparte's Gull, South Uist 2020 (C) John Kemp
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 23rd June 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd June 2020. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis 57 Manx Shearwaters flew south this morning between 08:30-10:00. Seven Swifts were feeding nearby at Loch na Tiumpan late afternoon (16:15) Tarbert, Harris A...
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th June 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th June 2020. Updated throughout the day Stinky Bay, Benbecula The 2CY Glaucous Gull was there again today Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:35-09:30 Weather: Wind S f3 veering SSW f4. 8/8 cloud becoming slightly brighter...
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 17th June 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th June 2020. Updated throughout the day Hushinish, Isle of Harris A Rose-coloured Starling was seen there this evening Loch nam Feithean, North Uist A House Martin was seen there today Loch Sandary, North Uist The drake ***Lesser...
  11. A

    Local Rarity 16 June 2020

    The spoonbill still at the south end of Loch Bee this afternoon and also a adult glaucous gull on the beach at Kildonan. cheers, Andrew
  12. Spoonbill

    Spoonbill

    Spoonbill, South Uist 2020 (C) Andrew Stevenson. The first occurrence of this species on the islands since 1986.
  13. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 14th June 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th June 2020. Updated throughout the day Market Stance, Benbecula A male Whinchat was singing there today Loch Mor, Benbecula An immature Glaucous Gull was seen there today South Glendale, South Uist A Siskin and a Spotted Flycatcher...
  14. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 13th June 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th June 2020. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist 250+ Manx Shearwaters were seen offshore this morning Loch Sandary, North Uist The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was still present today Carnan, South Uist A Common...
  15. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 12th June 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th June 2020. Updated throughout the day Aird, Benbecula A Rose-coloured Starling was seen in a garden there this morning Carnan, South Uist A Common Redpoll is still visiting a garden there West Gerinish, South Uist The *Spoonbill*...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th June 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th June 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch na Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The two Barnacle Geese were there again today Loch Sandary, North Uist The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was still present today Carnan, South Uist A Common Redpoll is...
  17. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th June 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th June 2020. Updated throughout the day Uig, Isle of Lewis A Rose-coloured Starling was seen there this morning Loch na Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis Two Barnacle Geese were by the loch this afternoon Eochar, South Uist A Pied Flycatcher...
  18. Blyth's Reed Warbler

    Blyth's Reed Warbler

    Blyth's Reed Warbler, Barra June 2020. (C) Ian Ricketts
  19. Blyth's Reed Warbler

    Blyth's Reed Warbler

    Blyth's Reed Warbler, Barra June 2020. (C) Ian Ricketts
  20. Red-backed Shrike

    Red-backed Shrike

    Red-backed Shrike, Brevig, Barra. 2019 (C) Bruce Taylor