seawatch

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  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 17th May 2018

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th May 2018. Updated throughout the day St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** is again there, seen near the Lovers Stone this evening Loch Bhrusda, Berneray The ***Lesser Yellowlegs*** still present today, seen at 11.30 and then again at...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th May 2018

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th May 2018. Updated throughout the day Loch Bhrushda, Berneray A ***Lesser Yellowlegs*** was seen on the loch this evening. A Curlew Sandpiper and 6 Black-tailed Godwits were nearby on Loch Beag Bhuirgh. (Chris Townend). Iochar, South...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th May 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 10th May 2018 Caolas, Vatersay The ***Lesser Yellowlegs*** was still present this morning at grid ref NL625975 (see Bruce's post below) Eilogarry, Barra The *White-billed Diver* was seen off the jetty late afternoon Stinky Bay...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th May 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 9th May 2018 Coalas, Vatersay A ***Lesser Yellowlegs**** seen there this afternoon (See Bruce's post below) Aird an Runair, North Uist A Glaucous Gull was on the beach early afternoon Smercleit, South Uist 5 Whooper Swans were on the...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 8th May 2108

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 8th May 2018. Updated throughout the day St Kilda. The female ***Snowy Owl*** is still to be found on the island. Now considered to be a different bird from that last seen on 29th April Northton, Isle of Harris 12 Black-tailed Godwits...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 7th May 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today 7th May 2018. Updated throughout the day St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was there again this morning, last seen on 29th April Reef, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Glaucous Gull seen there today Sound Of Taransay, Isle of Harris 45 Long-tailed...
  7. Hawkeye

    5th May 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 5th May 2018. Updated throughout the day Gramsdale, Benbecula A Swift was seen there this afternoon. Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:50 - 10:00 Weather: Wind SSW F6, 8/8 cloud, some light drizzle at first. Temp 10.3 - 10.7C...
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 4th May 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 4th May 2018. Updated throughout the day Eilogarry, Barra The *White-billed Diver* is still to be found off-shore from the jetty. A 2CY Iceland Gull was also in the area Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 2 Siskins were seen in the Castle Grounds...
  9. Hawkeye

    3rd May 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sighting for today, 3rd May 2018 Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis A Glaucous Gull, 3 Black-tailed Godwits and 11 Long-tailed Duck were seen there early afternoon. Torlum, Benbecula 3 Barnacle Geese were on the machair today Aird an Runair, North Uist 80+...
  10. Hawkeye

    2nd May 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 2nd May 2018. Updated throughout the day Tarbert, Isle of Harris A Blackcap was in the grounds of the Harris Hotel Ardveenish, Barra 2 2CY Iceland Gulls seen there today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:50 - 10:10 Weather...
  11. Hawkeye

    25th April 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 25th April 2018. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 4 juvenile Iceland Gulls and 2 Glaucous Gulls were around the outflow on Goat Island today Claddach Kirkibost, North Uist A Corncrake was heard calling early this...
  12. Hawkeye

    23rd April 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 23rd April 2018 Barvas, Isle of Lewis A male Siskin was seen there today Balranald, North Uist 130 Barnacle Geese were there today and 200+ Brent Geese flew north this morning. Circa 90 Black-tailed Godwits were nearby at Loch Grogarry...
  13. Hawkeye

    22nd April 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 22nd April 2018. Updated throughout the day Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Glaucous Gull seen there today Carinish North Uist 2 Common Terns were seen there today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:20 - 09:25...
  14. Hawkeye

    21st April 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 21st April 2018 Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 2 juvenile Iceland Gulls and 2 juvenile Glaucous Gulls were in the harbour area today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:45 - 09:45 Weather: Wind S F4, 8/8 mostly high cloud. Temp 7.5 -...
  15. Hawkeye

    20th April 2018

    Rubha Ardvule, South Uist A seawatch this morning, nearly 5 hours produced:- 227 pale-bellied Brent Geese (N), 1 Tufted Duck (S), 7 Eider (N), 4 Long-tailed Duck (S), 1 Red-throated Diver (S), 2 Great Northern Divers (1S, 1N), 104 Fulmars (103S, 1N), 12 Manx Shearwaters (S), 277 Gannets (253 S...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 18th April 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 18th April 2018. Updated throughout the day News this morning from Tony Marr in Ness, Lewis:- "At 0925 this morning I found an immature drake ***Blue-winged Teal*** at the north end of Loch Stiapabhat, preening, in the boggy area and...
  17. Hawkeye

    17th April 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today 17th April 2018. Updateted throughout the day Stinky Bay, Benbecula A worn 3CY Iceland Gull, 39 Long-tailed Duck, a Great Skua, 12 Purple Sandpiper, 2 Wheatear and a White Wagtail seen there today. A Great Northern Diver, 6 Long-tailed...
  18. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 15th April 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 15th April 2018. Updated throughout the day Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Weather: Wind E-ESE F4-5 gust F6, 8/8 high cloud at first with sunny periods later. Temp 8.7 - 11.6C. Time: 0650 - 1110 An early morning seawatch today produced 181...
  19. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 14th April 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 14th April 2018. Sightings updated throughout the day. Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Seawatch this morning 06:50 to 09:35 Weather: Wind S f4, 8/8 cloud, dull and murky. Temp 7.7 - 9.2C Pink-footed Goose 2N, Greylag Goose 17N, Barnacle Goose...
  20. Hawkeye

    8th April 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 8th April 2018 Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Seawatch this morning 06:55 to 10:50 Wind S f2 backing ESE f2, 8/8 cloud very murky and dull. Temp 6.9 - 8C Greylag Geese 39N out to sea, Barnacle Geese 86N, Teal 2N out to sea, Eider 4S...