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western isles birds

  1. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 17th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th march 2020. Updated throughout the day Barvas, Isle of Lewis A Siskin was seen in a garden there Balranald, North Uist Five Snow Buntings and a 2CY Iceland Gull were seen on the reserve today Baleshare, North Uist Three Glaucous...
  2. Glaucous Gull

    Glaucous Gull

    Glaucous Gull, Barvas, Isle of Lewis 2020 (C) Graham Forsyth
  3. Hawkeye

    16th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Miavaig, Isle of Harris A single Snow Bunting was seen near there this morning Baleshare, North Uist Seven Pale-bellied Brent Geese were at Samhla today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th Marh 2020. Updated throughgout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isles of Lewis The ***Richardson's Cackling Goose*** was again seen there amongst barnacle Geese. A juvenile Iceland Gull was also present West Gerinish, South Uist A pair of...
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 13th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Rubh' Arnal, North Uist 4+ Iceland Gulls, 6 Glaucous Gulls and 60 pale-bellied Brent Geese were there this morning Loch Sandary, North Uist The *Snow Goose * and Coot were there again today...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 12th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th March 2020. Updated throughout the day The Braigh, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Glaucous Gull was there today Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Glaucous Gull was seen at Marybank Salmon Plant today Loch Sandary, North Uist The *Snow...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The ***Richardson's Cackling Goose*** was again seen amongst Barnacle Geese Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The 3rd winter Glaucous Gull was again at Marybank Salmon...
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis An adult Iceland Gull and a 2CY Glaucous Gull were seen there early morning Aird an Runair, North Uist The juvenile Iceland Gull and a juvenile Glaucous Gull were...
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Balranald,North Uist The two ***Cackling Geese *** and a dark juvenile Iceland Gull were seen there today. An immature Glaucous Gull, drake Pintail and 60+ Snow Buntings were nearby at Aird an...
  10. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 8th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch Paible, North Uist The *Snow Goose*, 40 Pale-bellied Brent Geese and eight Whooper Swans were seen there today Baleshare, North Uist 50 Snow Buntings were there today
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 6th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Rubh' Arnal, North Uist Five Glaucous Gulls, an Iceland Gull and 60 Brent Geese were there today Loch Sandary, North Uist The *Snow Goose* was by the loch this morning Baleshare, North Uist...
  12. Hawkeye

    5th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Lower Barvas, Isle of Lewis Two Pink-footed Geese were amongst Greylags this morning Balranald, North Uist 170 Snow Buntings were seen on the reserve North Ford, North Uist A great Skua flew...
  13. Hawkeye

    4th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch Barvas, Isle of Lewis A Glaucous Gull was seen there today Glaucous Gull (C) and courtesy of Graham Forsyth
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 3rd March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd March 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch Sandary, North Uist The *Snow Goose* was seen there this morning amongst Greylag Geese Rubh' Arnal, North Uist A Glaucous Gull, 3 Iceland Gulls and 45 pale-bellied Brent Geese were there...
  15. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 1st March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st March 2020. updated throughout the day Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Glaucous Gull was there today Baleshare, North Uist Three Glaucous Gulls and a Snow Bunting were at Eachkamish this morning Craigston, Barra A juvenile...
  16. Hawkeye

    29th February 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th February 2020. Updated throughout the day Mangersta, Isle of Lewis A Snow Bunting was seen perched on the village cattle handling area this morning. Snow Bunting (C) and courtesy of Mangersta Croft Holidays
  17. Hawkeye

    28th February 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th February 2020. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist A Glaucous Gull was seen at Eachkamish before flying out towards the Monarch Island
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 26th February 2020

    Western Isles /Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th February 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The ***Cackling Goose*** first reported on 13th February was seen again today at the north end of the loch amongst Barnacle Geese Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A...
  19. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 24th February 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th February 2020. Updated throughout the day Knockintorran, North Uist The adult white morph *Snow Goose* was there again today. A Coot was nearby on Loch Sandary Traigh Mhor, Barra A Little Auk was seen near the airport today
  20. Hawkeye

    23rd February 2020

    Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd February 2020. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis An adult Iceland and adult Glaucous Gull were present on the roost this morning Baleshare, North Uist A juvenile Glaucous Gull, 80+ Snow Buntings, a Slavonian...
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