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  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 21st August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 21st August 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St. Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** a Rose-coloured Starling and a 1CY *Sabine's Gull* were all on the island today Castlebay Barra A Wood Warbler was seen briefly this morning...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 20th August 2018 Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen again at Cambir late yesterday evening Scotvein, Grimsay 2 female/immature Crossbills were seen this morning. Carinish, North Uist The juvenile Cuckoo was there again today...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 11th August 2018. Updated throughout the day Ardivachar Point, South Uist An adult *** Baird's Sandpipier*** was seen on the beach there at midday Grenitote, North Uist The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there in the evening Loch Bee, South...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 8th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 8th August 2018. Updated throughout the day St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen at Glean Mor, Hirta for the first time since July 12th Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The Rose-coloured Starling was still in the garden in Briaghe Road this...
  5. 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...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 4th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western isles bird sightings for today, 4th August 2018. Updated throughout the day Grenitote, North Uist The **Snowy Owl*** was there again today, half a mile to the north of the picnic area (see BrianR's post below) Loch Stiapavat, Isle of Lewis The juvenile Spotted Redshank...
  7. 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...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 1st August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 1st August 2018. Updated throughout the day Grenitote, North Uist The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there again this morning on the machair beyond the picnic site and again in the evening St Kilda At least one *Rose-coloured Starling* is...
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 24th July 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 24th July 2018. Updated throughout the day Grenitote, North Uist The ***Snowy Owl*** was again seen this morning on the beach near the picnic site Hirta, St Kilda A Rose-coloured Starling was in the village today Hushinish, Isle of...
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 23rd July 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 23rd July 2018. Updated throughout the day Grenitote, North Uist The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there again this morning Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:45 - 10:00 Weather: Wind WSW F4, cloudy and dull, temp 14 C. A 3+ hour...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th July 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 20th July 2018. Updated throughout the day Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:35 - 09:50 Weather: Wind WSW veering NW F2-3, 8/8 cloud, dull with frequent misty periods and light drizzle. Temp 14.3C. A 3+ hour seawatch this...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 15th July 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 15th July 2018. Updated throughout the day Sollas, North Uist The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there this afternoon Loch Stiapavat, Isle of Lewis 57 Black-tailed Godwits were in front of the hide this evening Stinky Bay, Benbecula An adult...
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th July 2018

    News from Tony Marr: Butt of Lewis: Wed. 11 July Sea Watch (16.00 – 17.00) NW F. 3 Sooty Shearwater – 3 flew E-W Manx Shearwater – 46 E-W Puffin – 32 E-W Black Guillemot – 9 E-W Rose-coloured Starling – yesterday evening I received a report of an adult with a group of Common Starlings at...
  14. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th July 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 11th July 2018. Updated throughout the day Carinish, North Uist The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen near there this evening Stonoway, Isle of Lewis A Rose-coloured Starling was on the beach near Battery Point this afternoon St Kilda A Pomerine...
  15. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th July 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 9th July 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen at An Campar this morning and was also noted yesterday evening (8th) at the same location. A **Little Bunting** was also seen there this...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 7th July 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 7th July 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Late news:- the female ***Snowy Owl*** still present on the hillside above Village Bay on Monday (2nd July) and at Am Campar [NW end of Hirta] on Tuesday (3rd July) Isle of Rona...
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 28th June 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 28th June 2018. Updated throughout the day St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was again seen on Hirta Borve, Barra The Rose-coloured Starling was still there today (see Bruce's post below) Mingulay A House Martin was seen on the island...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 23rd June 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 22nd June 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen by the quarry yesterday (22nd) Barvas, Lewis A male Hen Harrier was seen on moor this morning Aird an Runair, North Uist The 2nd summer...
  19. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th June 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today 9th June 2018. Updated throughout the day St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** is still on St Kilda Vatersay A *Common Rosefinch* was see near Vatersay township today (See Bruce's post below) Ben Risary Plantation, North Uist A male...
  20. 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...
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