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  1. Pectoral Sandpiper, St Kilda September 2021 (C) Craig Nesbit

    Pectoral Sandpiper, St Kilda September 2021 (C) Craig Nesbit

    Pectoral Sandpiper, St Kilda September 2021 (C) Craig Nesbit
  2. Dark & Pale-bellied Brent Goose, St Kilda September 2021 (C) Craig Nesbit

    Dark & Pale-bellied Brent Goose, St Kilda September 2021 (C) Craig Nesbit

    Dark & Pale-bellied Brent Goose, St Kilda September 2021 (C) Craig Nesbit
  3. Common Whitethroat, St Kilda September 2021 (C) Craig Nesbit

    Common Whitethroat, St Kilda September 2021 (C) Craig Nesbit

  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today14th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there again today. A Pectoral Sandpiper, juvenile Spotted Redshank (second record), Short-eared Owl, Common Whitethroat, Dark-bellied and...
  5. Booted Warbler

    Booted Warbler

    Booted Warbler, Barra, September 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  6. Booted Warbler

    Booted Warbler

    Booted Warbler, Barra, September 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  7. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 13th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 13th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Aird Uig, Lewis A Spotted Flycatcher and a Willow Warbler were there today Stinky Bay, Benbecula A Little Stint was seen there today Grogarry. South Uist A Whinchat was seen along the track...
  8. Buff-breasted Sandpiper

    Buff-breasted Sandpiper

    Juvenile Buff Breasted sandpiper, Ormiclate machair 12/09/21
  9. Buff-breasted Sandpiper

    Buff-breasted Sandpiper

    Juvenile Buff Breasted sandpiper, Ormiclate machair 12/09/21
  10. Buff Breasted sandpiper

    Buff Breasted sandpiper

    Juvenile Buff Breasted sandpiper, Ormiclate machair 12/09/21
  11. Pied Flycatcher

    Pied Flycatcher

    Pied Flycatcher, Cuidhir, Barra September 2021 (C) Ian Ricketts
  12. Little Stint

    Little Stint

    Little Stint, South Uist 2021 (C) Ron MacDonald
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 12th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist Three Whimbrel where there and 70 Brent Geese flew south at 14:30 Carinish, North Uist A Lesser Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler were seen in a garden there...
  14. Buzzard

    Buzzard

    Buzzard, South Uist 2021 (C) Hebridean Imaging
  15. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 11th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 11th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Paible, North Uist The Curlew Sandpiper and Little Stint were still at the south of of the loch today Bornish, South Uist A *Buff-breasted Sandpiper*, Pectoral Sandpiper and a Ruff were...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th September. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was again seen in Village Bay. The Dark-bellied Brent Goose was still present around the Manse and a Long-eared Owl was also in the area Stornoway...
  17. Dark-bellied Brent Goose

    Dark-bellied Brent Goose

    Dark-bellied Brent Goose, St Kilda 2021 (C) Craig Nesbit
  18. Chiffchaff

    Chiffchaff

    Chiffchaff, St Kilda 2021 (C) Craig Nesbit
  19. Lesser Whitethroat

    Lesser Whitethroat

    Lesser Whitethroat St Kilda 2021 (C) Craig Nesbit
  20. Citrine Wagtail

    Citrine Wagtail

    Citrine Wagtail, St Kilda 2021 (C) Craig Nesbit
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