snowy owl

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  • At a time when travel is being actively discouraged, we will not be posting any sightings that may inspire individuals to do so. We will endeavour to continue to report routine sightings that may be of interest, but not of scarce or rare birds. We thank you for your understanding and of course visiting birders will be most welcome once this crisis is over. Please be safe and sensible and follow government advice and not put our community at risk.

  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 31st August 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 31st August 2019. Updated throughout the day Ardivachar Point, South Uist A Ruff was there this morning The Range, South Uist The Pectoral Sandpiper and 7 Ruff were on the flooded area near Launch Area 2 this morning. Bornish, South...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 30th August 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th August 2019. Updated throughout the day Lochmaddy, North Uist 33 Storm Petrels, 50+ Manx Shearwaters, 3 Arctic Terns, 2 Great Skuas and an Arctic Skua were seen from the lochmaddy - Uig ferry this morning Pollachar, South Uist 2...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 25th August 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today. 25th August 2019. Updated throughout the day Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris 135 Common Scoters were there today
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 23rd August 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd August 2019. Updated throughout the day Seilebost, Isle of Harris 7 Black-tailed Godwits seen there today Loch Paible, North Uist The juvenile Curlew Sandpiper were seen there again today along with 48 Knot and 7 Grey Plover...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 19th August 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th August 2019. Updated throughout the day Balemore, North Uist 36 Black-tailed Godwits were there today. Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 07:30 - 10:25 Weather: Wind W backing WSW f4 gust f6. Bright at first followed by 8/8...
  6. MisterT

    National Rarity 15th August 2019

    Newly cut fields at Ormaclete were attacting numerous birds. In amongst the many gulls and lapwings were 50+ Curlew and 13 Black-tailed Godwits late morning
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 1st August 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st August 2019. Updated throughout the day Langass Woods, North Uist A report of two, possibly three ***Two-barred Crossbills*** present this afternoon. Lochmaddy, North Uist 12 Storm Petrels were seen from the Uig - Lochmaddy ferry...
  8. Hawkeye

    Mega!!! 25th July 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th July 2019. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A ****Blue-cheeked Bee-eater**** was seen and heard flying overhead near the An Graidheag wind turbines this morning but no further sightings since then St Kilda The...
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 19th July 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th July 2019. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Late news:- The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen on the hill above the village on Monday [15th July] Bedersaig, Isle of Harris A Rose-coloured Starling was there today.
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th July 2019

    Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th July 2019. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Late news:- The female ***Snowy Owl*** is still being seen occasionally, last report being on July 2nd Balranald, North Uist The Quail was again heard singing near the camp site...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 25th June 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th June 2019. Updated throughout the day Hirta St Kilda Late News:- The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen the again yesterday Eoropie, Isle of Lewis A **Stone-curlew** was on ther fields behind the sports centre this morning South...
  12. MisterT

    National Rarity 11th June 2019

    The Osprey is still looking to be at home on Loch Druidibeg.
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 25th May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th May 2019. Updated throughout the day St Kilda Late news - The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen briefly in Glenn Mor yesterday Bolnabadoch, Barra The **Purple Heron** was again at Loch an Ali, showing occasionally Tiumpan Head, Isle of...
  14. B

    National Rarity 4th May 2019

    On Barra a Wood Warbler was at Castlebay at 11am, in bushes on the east side of the football pitch, singing occasionally. Also 15+ Lesser Redpolls, a Whitethroat and unusually for Barra in May a Dunnock.
  15. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 3rd December 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 3rd December 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** was in the quarry this afternoon Little Loch Roag, Isle of Lewis The Little Egret was again seen on the loch yesterday Loch Sandary,North Uist The drake...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th November 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 14th November 2018. Updated throughout the day Ollag, South Uist There has been an unconfirmed report of a ***Snowy Owl*** being seen opposite the Lochcarnan turn off on the A865 today South Glendale, South Uist 4 Blackcaps are still to...
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 7th November 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 7th November 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Late news of the ***Snowy Owl*** being present in the village yesterday Loch Bornish, South Uist A Little Egret was on the loch today South Glendale, South Uist 3 Blackcaps...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th October 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 11th October 2018. Updated throughout the day Loch Sandray, North Uist A ***Lesser Yellowlegs*** was there this morning. Circa 70 Black-tailed Godwits were also in the area Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was once agin in the...
  19. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 6th October 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today 6th October 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The **Snowy Owl*** was once again in the village. 117 Icelandic Redwings were all newly arrived on the island Eoligarry, Isle of Barra The ***Isabelline Shrike*** was again in...
  20. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 26th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 26th September 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta St Kilda A juvenile *Common Rosefinch* was at An Lag this morning. The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen this evening Labost, Isle of Lewis A Lapland Bunting was there this morning...