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  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th March 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th March 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen today for the fist time this year Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** and the drake *Ring-necked Duck* were again on the...
  2. MisterT

    18th March 2022

    Whoopers on the move with 3 skiens passing south over Askernish early morning plus another 12 on Keepers Loch. A very vocal Siberian Chiffchaff was in the garden again. The Grey Plover was still on the machair with Golden Plover
  3. MisterT

    11th March 2022

    A welcome visitor to the garden in the form of a Siberian Chiffchaff this afternoon. It looked quite at home for a while until this guy showed up, after which it was not seen again. 4 Fieldfare and 14 Redwing were also around Askernish township Male Sparrowhawk
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th March 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th March 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis Three 2CY Iceland Gulls were in the harbour area late afternoon Baleshare, North Uist A juvenile Glaucous Gull was there this afternoon Balavanich, Benbecula 2 Iceland...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 5th March 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th March 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch nam Feithean, North Uist 2 ***Cackling Geese*** were with Barnacles on the south side of the loch Loch Sandary, North Uist Another ***Cackling Goose*** was there this afternoon Culla Bay...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 21st February 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st February 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was seen there again today Loch na Reivil, North Uist An Iceland Gull was there today Clachan, South Uist A Little Egret was...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 22nd January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd January 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again today Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis An Iceland Gull was seen there early afternoon Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A...
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 11th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 11th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Balivanich, Benbecula The *Glossy Ibis* was again seen opposite Uist Hardware. A juvenile Glaucous Gull was nearby on Liniclate beach Clachan, South Uist A Little Egret was again at the north...
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 3rd January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd January 2022. Updated throughout the day Skigersta, Isle of Lewis A Fieldfare was there today Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The juvenile Iceland Gull was seen again at Loch Airigh na Lic. 75 Redwing and 2 Fieldfare were in the area. A...
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 1st January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st January 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again today in the company of 13 Tufted Duck Coot Loch, Benbecula 2 drake Pintails were seen on the loch. 10 Gannets...
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 30th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Ardivachar, South Uist 21 Black-tailed Godwits and a female Pintail were at this morning. 152 Greenland White-fronted Geese were nearby on the machair to the south of Kilaulay Howmore...
  12. Hawkeye

    29th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A 1CY Iceland Gull was there late morning Clachan, South Uist The Little Egret was again in the channel at the north end of Loch Bee Castlebay, Barra A Siberian...
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 15th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Lionel, Isle of lewis Late news:- of a ***Todd's Canada Goose*** seen there yesterday Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again today Stornoway, Isle...
  14. B

    Local Rarity 12th December 2021

    Barra 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs and a Common Chiffchaff at Castlebay, Siberian Chiffchaff at Morghan, Surf Scoter off Allasdale and at least one of the drake Green-winged Teals still at Ardmhor. Siberian Chiffchaff
  15. Spencer

    10th December 2021

    Mackenzie St, Stornoway 2 siskins on feeder in a front garden
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Fieldfare was in the Castle Grounds this morning Carinish, North Uist A Chiffchaff was there this morning Griminish, Benbecula A Brambling is visiting a garden...
  17. B

    Local Rarity 30th November 2021

    Barra A Little Auk was grounded outside the Co-op at Castlebay this morning. Clearly exhausted and depleted of reserves, it sadly died later in the day after being taken into care. There were 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs and 2 Common Chiffchaffs by the football pitch and the Surf Scoter was still off...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 28th November 2021

    Wetsern Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis An immature Glaucous Gull flew past the lighthouse this afternoon (15:15) Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis A Slavonian Grebe was seen there this afternoon...
  19. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 25th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 2 Brambling were visiting garden feeders there Ardmore, South Uist The juvenile ***Lesser Scaup*** was again seen on Loch an Daill early afternoon
  20. Spencer

    National Rarity 24 November 2021

    Stornoway Minimum 7 long tailed tits in Springfield Road,
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