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  1. Hawkeye

    5th January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th January 2021. Updated throughout the day Broad Bay, Stonoway, Isle of Lewis At least 850 Eiders, 59 Common Scoters, 10 Velvet Scoters and hundreds of displaying Long-tailed Ducks were counted mainly on the south side of the Bràigh...
  2. Hawkeye

    26th December 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, Boxing Day 2020. Updated throughout the day Carloway, Isle of Lewis A Blue Tit is visiting a garden feeder there Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:50-11:30 Weather: Wind SW f8 - 10, 8/8 low cloud, persistent rain, murky out...
  3. Hawkeye

    25th December 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, Christmas Day 2020. Updated throughout the day Askernish, South Uist Several Ravens were seen mobbing a sleigh heading north pulled by 9 Reindeer at first light Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:55-11:15 Count type: seawatch...
  4. Hawkeye

    24th December 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for this Christmas Eve 2020. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist Five Gluacous Gulls were on the island early afternoon Creagorry, South Uist 74 Shelduck were seen on the mudflats this afternoon Eoligarry Barra A Velvet Scoter was...
  5. 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...
  6. Hawkeye

    20th December 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th December 2020. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Glaucaus Gull was on the gull roost this morning Baleshare, North Uist 2+ juvenile Glaucous Gulls and 10 Snow Buntings were seen on the island today...
  7. Hawkeye

    17th December 2020

    Weatern Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th December 2020. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A juvenile Iceland Gull was there this morning Baleshare, North Uist 5 juvenile Glaucous Gulls were seen on the island this morning Dalibrugh, South Uist A Velvet...
  8. 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...
  9. Hawkeye

    13th December 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th Decemebr 2020. Updated throughout the day Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 09:00-10:35 Weather: Wind SE f6, 8/8 cloud, very dull, rain throughout watch. Temp 7c. A 1+ hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Wigeon (S - on off...
  10. Hawkeye

    12th December 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th December 2020. Updated throughout the day Melbost, Isle of Lewis Four Velvet Scoters seen this afternoon (see post below) Balemore, North Uist 30+ Snow Buntings were seen there and an immature Iceland Gull and 70 Pale-bellied Brent...
  11. Hawkeye

    2nd December 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd December 2020. Updated throughout the day Balivanich, Benbecula A female Common Scoter was seen offshore Ardivachar, South Uist A 1CY Iceland Gull and Lapland Bunting were to the south on Eochar machair Carnan, South Uist Two...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 1st December 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st December 2020. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St. Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen in village bay today Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Hawfinch is still visiting a garden there Baleshare, North Uist Six Glaucous Gulls (2CY...
  13. Hawkeye

    29th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th November 2020. Updated throughout the day Eoligarry, Barra A Snow Bunting flew over and a Slavonian Grebe was seen from the jetty Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:15-10:45 Weather: Wind S veering SSW f4-5. 8/8 cloud...
  14. Hawkeye

    28th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th November 2020. Updated throughout the day Grimsay A juvenile Iceland Gull was on Loch na Faoileag Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:55-10:25 Weather: Wind S f3, 8/8 cloud, dull. Temp 8c. A 1+ hour seawatch this morning...
  15. Hawkeye

    27th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th November 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis An Iceland Gull was seen there today [see post below] Baleshare, North Uist Four 1CY Glaucous Gulls were at Eachkamish today Snishival, South Uist Late news of an Iceland Gull...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 25th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th November 2020. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St. Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen today above village bay Baleshare, North Uist 17 Snow Buntings and two 1CY Glaucous Gulls were seen at Eachkamish Rubha Ardvule, South...
  17. Hawkeye

    24th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th November 2020. Updated throughout the day Frobost, South Uist Four Snow Buntings were on the beach early afternoon Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:10-11:30 Weather: Wind SW f5-6, 8/8 cloud, very dull, a few light...
  18. Hawkeye

    Mega!!! 22nd November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd November 2020. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis Two Snow Buntings were seen there late morning Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:05-11:30 Weather: Wind WSW veering W f6 gust f7. 8/8 cloud...
  19. Hawkeye

    21st November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st November 2020. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist A Snow Bunting, juvenile and a second winter Glaucous Gull were on the island today Balivanich, Benbecula A Grey Phalarope was off shore there early afternoon North...
  20. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 17th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th November 2020. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis Four Long-tailed Tits are visiting a garden in Sand Street Loch Sandary, North Uist The *Green-winged Teal* was again on the loch and an Iceland Gull was also in the...