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  1. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 10th September 2018. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis The Spotted Flycatcher and a Wheatear were seen around the lighthouse this afternoon Lower Barvas, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Glaucious Gull was seen on the shore today Pollachar...
  2. Hawkeye

    9th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 9th September 2018 Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:35 - 10:45 Weather: Wind SW f3 increasing to f5, initially 8/8 cloud gradually becoming SW f5 with some light showers. Temp 13C. A 4+ hour seawatch this morning produced 11...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 7th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 7th September 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta St Kilda A Lesser Whitethroat was in the village this morning. The female ***Snowy Owl** was also seen at Cambir and the village before heading over to the western ridge. A...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 5th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 5th September 2018. Updated throughout the day Howmore, South Uist An immature Glaucous Gull was seen on the beach feeding on a whale carcus, 0.5 miles north of the Howmore River mouth Bolnabodach, Isle of Barra A Short-eared Owl was...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 2nd September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 2nd September 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen in the village this afternoon Hosta, North Uist Circa 20 Black-tailed Godwits were seen there today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 31st August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 31st August 2018 Loch Stiapavat, Isle of Lewis An adult ***Franklin's Gull*** was seen in the early evening before flying to the fileds on the north side and later reported in fields to the east of the loch, circa 100 yards NW of the...
  7. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 29th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 29th August 2018. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis An adult Rose-coloured Starling was at the landfill site this morning, seen mostly around the compactor Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:40 - 09:45...
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 26th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings 26th August 2018 Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris The drake Surf Scoter was seen there again today Liniclate, Benbecula Circa 30 Black-tailed Godwits were on the machair today Bornish, South Uist 61 Black-tailed Godwits were on the machair this...
  9. Hawkeye

    23rd August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 23rd August 2018. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist A female Pintail was sen there this evening Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:10 - 08:45 Weather: Wind WSW F4-5, 8/8 cloud at first, becoming sunny.Temp...
  10. Hawkeye

    18th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 18th August 2018. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 11 Sooty Shearwaters and 20 Storm Petrels were seen from the Ullapool - Stornoway ferry today. Aird an Runair A Ruff was seen there early afternoon Howmore, South...
  11. BrianR

    National Rarity 17th August 2018

    On a rather damp morning visit to Aird an Runair, North Uist the Bonaparte's Gull was still present. A Ruff was seen by a visitor from South Wales at the camp site early in the morning.
  12. BrianR

    National Rarity 16th August 2018

    Some photos of the Aird an Runair, North Uist Bonaparte's Gull discovered yesterday. There did not appear to be much moving S during a brief seawatch but a group of at least 40 Oystercatchers was notable. Later on the south side of Loch Paible there were a dozen Black-tailed Godwits.
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 15th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 15th August 2018. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist A ***Bonaparte's Gull*** was seen there this morning Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:00 - 10:15 Weather: Wind SW F4, 8/8 cloud, dull. Temp 13.5C. A 4+...
  14. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 14th August 2018 Ardivachar Point, South Uist The adult *** Baird's Sandpiper*** was still present this morning Loch Bee, South Uist Circa 50 Black-tailed Godwits were at the north end of loch today Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 3 juvenile...
  15. Hawkeye

    13th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 13th August 2018. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The Rose-coloured Starling, first reported visiting a garden at 9, Brighe Road on 6th August is still to be found in the area, although now visiting an alternative...
  16. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 9th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 9th August 2018. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 19 Sooty Shearwaters were seen from the Stornoway - Ullapool ferry today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 05:55 - 09:25 Weather: Wind SW F5-6, 8/8 cloud and...
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 7th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 7th August 2018. Updated throughout the day Grenitote, North Uist The ***Snowy Owl*** is still to be found to the north of the picnic area Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:10 - 08:40 Weather: Wind SSW F4-5 veering WSW F5-6...
  18. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 6th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 6th Auguat 2018. Updated throughout the day At sea An adult *Sabine's Gull* and 2 Sooty Shearwaters were seen c30nm NNW of the Butt of Lewis Borve, Benbecula Circa 150 Black-tailed Godwits were in newly cut fields Ruhba Ardvule, South...
  19. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 5th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 5th August 2018 Cnoc a' Charnain, nr Carishader, Isle of Lewis A Rose-coloured Starling was seen there today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:50 - 09:50 Weather: Wind SSW F4, 8/8 cloud, occasional misty spells and light...
  20. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 2nd August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 2nd August 2018. Updated throughout the day Grenitote, North Uist The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen this morning on the machair to the north of picnic site Hirta, St Kilda The 2 Rose-coloured Starlings were seen around village bay today...