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western isles bird sightings

  1. Hawkeye

    27th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th November 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis An Iceland Gull was seen there today [see post below] Baleshare, North Uist Four 1CY Glaucous Gulls were at Eachkamish today Snishival, South Uist Late news of an Iceland Gull...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 25th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th November 2020. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St. Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen today above village bay Baleshare, North Uist 17 Snow Buntings and two 1CY Glaucous Gulls were seen at Eachkamish Rubha Ardvule, South...
  3. Hawkeye

    24th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th November 2020. Updated throughout the day Frobost, South Uist Four Snow Buntings were on the beach early afternoon Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:10-11:30 Weather: Wind SW f5-6, 8/8 cloud, very dull, a few light...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 23rd November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings, 23rd November 2020. Updated throughout the day Clachan, South Uist A drake *Green-winged Teal* was seen at the north end of Loch Bee
  5. Hawkeye

    Mega!!! 22nd November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd November 2020. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis Two Snow Buntings were seen there late morning Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:05-11:30 Weather: Wind WSW veering W f6 gust f7. 8/8 cloud...
  6. Hawkeye

    21st November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st November 2020. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist A Snow Bunting, juvenile and a second winter Glaucous Gull were on the island today Balivanich, Benbecula A Grey Phalarope was off shore there early afternoon North...
  7. Hawkeye

    20th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th November 2020. Updated throughout the day Carinish, North Uist A juvenile Iceland Gull was flew over north-eastwards this afternoon
  8. Hawkeye

    19th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th Novemebr 2020. Upodated throughout the day Grenitote, North Uist Two Cackling x Barnacle Geese hybirds were on the machair there today Loch Bee, South Uist 58 Greenland White-fronted Geese were seen on the west bank of the loch
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 18th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th November 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A juvenile Iceland Gull was on the pool at Strathanais this morning Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A Sooty Shearwater was seen late morning before heading NW. A juvenile Glaucous...
  10. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 17th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th November 2020. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis Four Long-tailed Tits are visiting a garden in Sand Street Loch Sandary, North Uist The *Green-winged Teal* was again on the loch and an Iceland Gull was also in the...
  11. Hawkeye

    16th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th November 2020. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist A 2CY Glaucous Gull was on the island this morning Kildonan, South Uist Two Snow Buntings were on the beach between Kildonan and Bornish this afternoon Rubha Ardvule...
  12. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 15th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th November 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch Sandary, North Uist A *Green-winged Teal* was present this morning Knockintorran, North Uist 3 Pink-footed Geese were there today Baleshare, North Uist A Lapland Bunting and 4+ Snow...
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th November 2020. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen in village bay today Berneray A Ruff and four Greenland White-fronted Geese were seen on the island today Knockintorran, North Uist A...
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 13th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th November 2020. Updated throughout the day Knockintorran, North Uist A *Snow Goose* was there this afternoon Baleshare, North Uist A Pink-footed Goose was amongst Greylags today Carinish, North Uist 2 Woodcock were there today
  15. Hawkeye

    12th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th November 2020. Updated throughout the day Langass Lodge, North Uist A Common Crossbill was there today Balivanich, Benbecula A Glaucous Gull was seen offshore this afternoon
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th November 2020. Updated throughout the day Ness, Isle of Lewis The ***Brown Shrike*** was again seen along the Cross Skigersta Road Stornoway, Isle of Lewis At least one Hawfinch is still visiting a garden there Sound of Taransay...
  17. Hawkeye

    9th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th November 2020. Updated throughout the day Bunovenaeder, Isle of Harris The adult Glaucous Gull was still in the area Ruhba Ardvule, North Uist Four Glaucous Gulls (three juveniles and a second winter), a Snow Bunting and 18...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 8th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th November 2020. Updated throughout the day Ness, Isle of Lewis The ***Brown Shrike*** is present again this morning along the Cross Skigersta Road Langass Lodge, North Uist 18 Common Crossbills were there today Photo courtesy of and...
  19. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 7th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th November 2020. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda There was a noticeable passage of Blackcaps today with a maximum of seven seen together. Two Chaffinches were also present Ness, Isle of Lewis The ***Brown Shrike*** is...
  20. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 6th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th November 2020. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** and two Black Redstarts were seen in village bay today. The remains of a racing pigeon which originated of Southern Ireland were also found recently Port...
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