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  1. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 22nd July 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western isles bird sightings for today, 22nd July 2018. Updated throughout the day Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 07:05 - 10:10 Weather: Wind WSW F4, 8/8 cloud, very dull with misty spells. Temp 14.5C. A three hour seawatch this morning produced 3 Tufted Ducks (S)...
  2. 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...
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 19th July 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 19th July 2018 Borve, Barra The *Rose-coloured Starling* is still be be found on the machair
  4. B

    Local Rarity Rose Coloured Starling

    Rose Coloured Starling with starling flock at Hushinish. Bird was around Scarp Pier Car Park at 8:30 and seen later in village at 17:00. Brian Coleman
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 18th July 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 18th July 2018. Updated throughout the day Borve, Barra The *Rose-coloured Starling* is still to be found on the machair Aird an Runair, North Uist The 2nd summer Glaucous Gull is still there Loch Sandary, North Uist 15 Black-tailed...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 17th July 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 17th July 2018. Updated throughout the day Baymore, Grimsay A *Rose-coloured Starling* was seen there today Snowy Owl, Carinish, North Uist seen 11th July. (C) and courtesy of Sean James Jacques
  7. Hawkeye

    16th July 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 16th July 2018. Updated throughout the day Achmor, Isle of Lewis Two juvenile Blue Tits are visiting feeders in a garden there Aird an Runair, North Uist The 2nd summer Glaucous Gull was still there this morning
  8. 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...
  9. Hawkeye

    14th July 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 14th July 2018. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist Late news of a Little Stint seen there yesterday (13th) afternoon on the beach. The 3CY Glaucous Gull was also still present Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. Hawkeye

    Birds flock back to ‘mink free’ Hebrides

    A press release today from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) suggests that the Outer Hebrides are now “mink free”. This may be true for Harris and Lewis, (despite a report of a live animal in Lewis on May 3rd this year), but sightings are still being reported in North and South Uist. While we all...
  13. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th July 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 10th July 2018. Updated throughout the day Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:30 - 09:20 Weather: Wind NW-NNW F2, 8/8 cloud, murky out to sea. Very fine, light drizzle at times. Temp 14C. A near 3 hour seawatch this morning...
  14. 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...
  15. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 8th July 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 8th July 2018. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist The 2nd summer Glaucous Gull was seen there again today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:35 - 09:00 Weather: Wind SW F3 veering NW F2 by end of watch, poor...
  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. MisterT

    6th July 2018

    A smattering of summer plumage godwits on South Uist with 3 Black-tailed Godwits at Kilaulay with another two on the Howmore River this afternoon. Two summer plumage Bar-tailed Godwits were also at North Bay Preening Snipe
  18. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 5th July 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 5th July 2018 Borve, Barra The *Rose-coloured Starling* is still to be found feeding around the cattle on the machair The Shiant Islands A Cuckoo was seen on Garbh Eilean this morning
  19. Hawkeye

    3rd July 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 3rd July 2018. Updated throughout the day North Locheynort, South Uist 4 Crossbills were there this morning Askernish, South Uist The female Blackcap was seen again this afternoon South Glendale, South Uist A Crossbill was seen in a...
  20. Hawkeye

    2nd July 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 2nd July 2018. Updated throughout the day Askernish, South Uist A female Blackcap was seen in the township this morning Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:20 - 08:25 Weather: wind North F2, cloud-cover 0/8, Bright and sunny A...