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  1. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 18th September 2018

    News from Tony Marr at Ness Lapland Buntings at The Butt After yesterday’s flock of 4 in the morning near the lighthouse, this morning saw a further arrival. At (08.45) a flock of 45 came in over our heads along the cliffs, about a quarter of a mile SW of the lighthouse, appearing to arrive...
  2. Hawkeye

    17th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 17th September 2018. updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 4 Lapland Buntings were circa 500 yards west of the lighthouse at 09.00 3 Tree Sparrows were seen nearby in Ness Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 4 Leach's Petrels were seen at sea...
  3. Hawkeye

    Mega!!! 16th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings today, 16th September 2018. Updated throughout the day Bunavoneadar, Isle of Harris A Barred Warbler was seen there this morning Mangersta, Isle of Lewis A Leach's Petrel flew past the point this morning Bornish, South Uist 32 Black-tailed...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 15th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 15th September 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was again seen on Hirta. The Rose-coloured Starling and a Ruff were also present in the village Steinish, Isle of Lewis The juvenile...
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 14th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 14th September 2018. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A *Buff-breasted Sandpiper* and 2 Curlew Sandpipers were seen on the estuary at Traigh Mhealaboist to the north of the airport The Butt of Lewis 44 Sooty...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 13th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 13th September 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The Rose-coloured Starling is still present in the village and a Lapland Bunting was seen up at Mullach Sgar. Gallan Head, Isle of Lewis A *Buff-breasted Sandpiper* was seen...
  7. Hawkeye

    12th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 11th September 2018. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 11 Sooty Shearwaters flew past between 07.30 - 08.30 this morning Stonoway, Isle of Lewis A flock of 24 Long-tailed Tits (mainly juveniles) were in a garden in the Willowglen...
  8. Hawkeye

    11th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 11th September 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The 2CY Rose-coloured Starling is still in and around the village. A Lapland Bunting was also present briefly Ardivachar, South Uist A juvenile Curlew Sandpiper was on the...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 10th September 2018. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis The Spotted Flycatcher and a Wheatear were seen around the lighthouse this afternoon Lower Barvas, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Glaucious Gull was seen on the shore today Pollachar...
  10. Hawkeye

    9th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 9th September 2018 Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:35 - 10:45 Weather: Wind SW f3 increasing to f5, initially 8/8 cloud gradually becoming SW f5 with some light showers. Temp 13C. A 4+ hour seawatch this morning produced 11...
  11. Hawkeye

    8th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today 8th September. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The Rose-coloured Starling is still present in the village. A Corncrake was seen in the evening Bornish, South Uist 2 Ruff and circa 140 Black-tailed Godwits were seen on the...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 7th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 7th September 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta St Kilda A Lesser Whitethroat was in the village this morning. The female ***Snowy Owl** was also seen at Cambir and the village before heading over to the western ridge. A...
  13. MisterT

    6th September 2018

    On Bornish machair this morning, there was 1 juvenile Ruff and 97 Black-tailed Godwits which included the colour ringed bird that I saw at Kilpheder on the 6th. A Whimbrel was at Kildonan. Twite
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 5th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 5th September 2018. Updated throughout the day Howmore, South Uist An immature Glaucous Gull was seen on the beach feeding on a whale carcus, 0.5 miles north of the Howmore River mouth Bolnabodach, Isle of Barra A Short-eared Owl was...
  15. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 3rd September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 3rd September 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** and an adult Rose-coloured Starling were in the village this morning. A Swift was seen later in the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The adult...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 2nd September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 2nd September 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen in the village this afternoon Hosta, North Uist Circa 20 Black-tailed Godwits were seen there today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting...
  17. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 1st September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 1st September 2018. Updated throughout the day Traigh Leathann, Baleshare A *Buff-breasted Sandpiper* was seen there at midday [see BrianR's post below] Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The adult Rose-coloured Starling was still at the landfill...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 31st August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 31st August 2018 Loch Stiapavat, Isle of Lewis An adult ***Franklin's Gull*** was seen in the early evening before flying to the fileds on the north side and later reported in fields to the east of the loch, circa 100 yards NW of the...
  19. Hawkeye

    30th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 30th August 2018. Updated throughout the day Stoneybridge, South Uist 10 Common Scoters were offshore earlier today Balgarva, South Uist 18 Black-tailed Godwits were there this morning. Ardvule, South Uist 6 Sooty Shearwaters flew...
  20. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 29th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 29th August 2018. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis An adult Rose-coloured Starling was at the landfill site this morning, seen mostly around the compactor Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:40 - 09:45...