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rose-coloured starling

  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 21st July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st July. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** and the Rose-coloured Starling were both seen there again today Rushgarry, Berneray A Sandwich Tern was seen there today Orosay, South Uist A 2CY Glaucous Gull...
  2. Hawkeye

    20th July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th July 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Late news of a Rose-coloured Starling in Village Bay yesterday The Braigh, Isle of Lewis A Whimbrel was there today and 13 Black-throated Divers were seen offshore Stinky Bay...
  3. Hawkeye

    17th July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th July 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Branahuie, Lewis 48 Sand Martins were feeding low over the loch this morning in the drizzle Baleshare, North Uist A 2CY Glaucous Gull was there tlate morning Borve, Barra The Rose-coloured...
  4. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 15th July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th July 2021 At Sea A **Wilson's Storm Petrel** was seen from RV Celtic Explorer circa 68km north of St Kilda. A Sooty Shearwater was also in the area Loch Bhrusda, Berneray The two Pintail were there again today Sooty Shearwater...
  5. Hawkeye

    14th July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th July 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan, Lewis One, possibly two Swifts and two Sand Martins were feeding over the loch this morning Aird an Runair, North Uist An immature Glaucous Gull was seen to the south at Rubha...
  6. B

    9th July 2020

    Barra. A Rosy Starling flew north over Brevig at 4.10 this afternoon. Nearby a Whimbrel was at Earsary.
  7. Hawkeye

    8th July 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th July 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Quail was again heard calling there today Clachan Sands, North Uist A Quail was heard calling there this afternoon Cladh Hallan, South Uist A Rose-coloured...
  8. Hawkeye

    4th July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th July 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Quail was heard calling there again today
  9. Hawkeye

    3rd July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd July 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Quail was again heard calling there today
  10. YvonneB

    2nd July 2021

    A perfect evening for heading out to do some Storm Petrel ringing in South Uist overnight last night, it was mild and hardly a breath of wind. We managed to catch and ring 16 birds which included one bird that was already ringed elsewhere - we are waiting to hear where it was ringed, all we know...
  11. Hawkeye

    1st July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st July 2021. Updated throughout the day Seilebost, Harris 27 Whimbrel were seen there today Traigh Mhor, Barra The adult Rose-coloured Starling was again on the machair to the north of the airport
  12. B

    30th June 2021

    Barra. Rosy Starling again just north of airport on machair near cattle this morning.
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 29th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th June 2021. Updated throughout he day St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there in the afternoon and a Pectoral Sandpiper was seen in the evening, the first spring record Sound of Taransay, Harris 58 Common Scoters were seen...
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 25th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Skigersta, Lewis An adult *Sabine's Gull* flew north-west towards the Butt of Lewis early afternoon. Two Leach's Petrels and 200+ European Storm Petrels were also seen Clachan Sands, North Uist...
  15. Hawkeye

    24th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Clachan Sands, North Uist The adult Rose-coloured Starling was seen there again early afternoon
  16. Hawkeye

    23rd June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd June 2021. Updated throughout the day Cross, Lewis A Turtle Dove seen there today Brevig, Barra The Rose-coloured Starling was still visiting a garden there
  17. Hawkeye

    21st June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st June 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Quail was again heard calling behind the hide Mingulay A Rose-coloured Starling was seen there today
  18. Hawkeye

    20th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Clachan Sands, North Uist The adult Rose-coloured Starling was seen there again today Loch Sandary, North Uist A Glaucous Gull was seen there this afternoon Aird an Runair, North Uist Two...
  19. Hawkeye

    19th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Clachan Sands, North Uist An adult Rose-coloured Starling was seen there today (see post below)
  20. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 17th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Quail was again heard singing behind the hide Locheport, North Uist A Rose-coloured Starling is visiting a garden there Orosay, South Uist An adult Glaucous...
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