sightings

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  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 25th May 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 25th May 2018 St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was in the village on Hirta this morning. The adult *Ring-billed Gull* and a juvenile Iceland Gull were also on the island Loch nam Feithean, North Uist 2 Whooper Swans, a drake Garganey...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 24th May 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 24th May 2018. Updated throughout the day St Kilda the ***Snowy Owl*** was again seen on Hirta on Mullach Bi this evening Ardmore, South Uist The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was again seen on Loch nan Ceann Leurbost, Isle of Lewis A...
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 23rd May 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 23rd May 2018. Updated throughout the day Ardvule, South Uist A pair of *American Wigeon* were seen on the sea just north of Loch Ardvule around midday Loch Paible, North Uist Curlew Sandpiper seen this morning Loch Sandary, North Uist...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 22nd May 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 22nd May 2018. Updated throughout the day Smerclete, South Uist The ***Long-billed Dowitcher*** was still by the loch this morning, showing well and seen again in the afternoon St Kilda The *Ring-billed Gull* was still present on Hirta...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 21st May 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 21st May 2018. Updated throughout the day Smercleit, South Uist A ***Dowitcher*** (initially thought to be Long-billed) was seen originally in the fields with Golden Plover and later around the loch St Kilda An adult *Ring-billed Gull*...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 20th May 2018

    Outer Hebrides /Western Isles bird sightings for today, 20th May 2018 Ardmore, South Uist The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was again seen on Loch nan Ceann Balemore, North Uist A Pied Flycatcher was seen there today. Aird an Runair, North Uist A single Pomarine Skua flew north early afternoon...
  7. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 19th May 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today 19th May 2018. Updated throughout the day Ardmore, South Uist The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was again seen on Loch nan Ceann with a pair of Tufted Ducks Loch Fada, Benbecula The drake Garganey and a male Ruff were still on Loch. A 3CY...
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 18th May 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today 18th May 2018. Updated throughout the day Iochar, South Uist The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was on the Loch opposite the Airdmore turning behind the houses. Shawbost, Isle of Lewis 2 Whooper Swans seen this morning. Another was on Loch...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 15th May 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 15th May 2018 Aird an Runair, North Uist The ***Semipalmated Sandpiper*** was still present this afternoon on its favoured pool at top of the beach. A Long-tailed Skua north at 15:12, 11 Pomarine Skuas and a 2CY Glaucous Gull were also...
  12. B

    National Rarity 14th May 2018

    Dotterel still present on the Paiblesgarry machair early this morning also Semipalmated Sandpiper at Aird an Runair, North Uist (Barry Barnacal). When watching this bird yesterday was consistently showing antagonistic behaviour, especially towards Dunlin, flying at any encroaching on its feeding...
  13. B

    National Rarity 13th May 2018

    The three Dotterel are still present on the Paiblesgarry machair, North Uist early this morning (Barry Barnacal).
  14. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th May 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 12th May 2018. Updated throughout the day Caolas, Vatersay The ***Lesser Yellowlegs*** was still present in the bay this morning (see Bruce's post below) Aird an Runair, North Uist A ***Semipalmated Sandpiper*** seen on the beach this...
  15. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th May 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 11th May 2018 Caolas, Vatersay The ***Lesser Yellowlegs*** was still present this afternoon (see Bruce's post below) Loch a Roe, North Uist 2 drake *Green-winged Teal* were seen there mid morning Loch Sandary, North Uist A drake...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. MisterT

    Sanderling - colour ring sightings - April 2018

    The following are colour ringed Sanderling that have been recorded here on the Uists in April as they migrate north. They are all birds ringed as part of an ongoing study by Jeroen Reneerkens and the information shown is from the very user friendly website AnimalTrack As can be seen, most were...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...