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  1. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 9th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A **Citrine Wagtail** (6th for the island) was seen there today. Also 12+ Chiffchaffs, several Willow Warblers, at least two Lesser Whitethroat, a Dark-bellied and a light-...
  2. Rose-coloured Starling

    Rose-coloured Starling

    Rose-coloured Starling, Lochboisdale, South Uist (C) Dave Stephenson
  3. Hawkeye

    8th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist A Curlew Sandpiper was near the beach car park this afternoon and still present at 16:42 Ardivachar, South Uist 82 Black-tailed Godwits were moving between the beach...
  4. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 7th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Baleshare,North Uist Ten Black-tailed Godwits and a Ruff were on on the island this afternoon West Gerinish, South Uist 14 Black-tailed Godwits were in the south-west corner of Loch Bee and...
  5. Snowy Owl

    Snowy Owl

    Snowy owl, Village Bay, St Kilda 2021 (C) Craig Nesbit
  6. Hawkeye

    Mega!!! 6th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Gallan Head, Isle of Lewis A ****Fea's / Desertas Petrel**** flew past there this morning. Also 8 Sooty Shearwaters and 9 Storm Petrels flew past between 08:10-10:20 Back, Isle of Lewis Five...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 5th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was again seen above Village Bay Traigh Mhor Two Pink-footed Geese were there this morning Loch Paible, North Uist A pale-bellied Brent Goose was...
  8. Hawkeye

    4th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper and a Garden Warbler were seen there today. The Black Redstart reported as being present yesterday was in fact a Common Redstart. Gallan...
  9. Hawkeye

    3rd September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd Septemnber 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Black Redstart was in Village Bay this evening. This was later identified as a Common Redstart. Gallan Head, Isle of Lewis Five Sooty Shearwaters flew past between 11:00...
  10. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 2nd September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd September 2021. Updated throughout the day Bragar, Isle of Lewis A *Common Rosefinch* was seen on the beach to the left of the picnic tables this evening (17:28) Greosabhagh, Isle of Lewis Four Goosanders were seen there this morning...
  11. MisterT

    National Rarity 1st September 2021

    Having been really quiet on the patch recently, there were signs of movement today with circa 80 Swallows hawking insects around Askernish early morning and 21 Black-tailed Godwits on the machair. Some 70+ wagtails were on Askernish beach, of which at least 4 were White Wagtails, and 5...
  12. Hawkeye

    31st August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 31st August 2021. Updated throughout the day Scarista Mhor, Isle of Harris The Rose-coloured Starling was seen there again today. This bird was first seen on 12th August and has been seen intermittantly since then Askernish, South Uist...
  13. Hawkeye

    30th August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th August. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist Two juvenile Ruff were seen there today Liniclate, Benbecula An Osprey was seen flying over this morning
  14. Hawkeye

    29th August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th August 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A Coot and a juvenile Ruff were seen there this morning Bragar, Isle of Lewis 11 Common Scoter were seen briefly at Port Mhor Bhragair late morning Hougharry...
  15. Hawkeye

    28th August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th August 2021. Updated throughout the day Nask, Barra A Barred Warbler was seen there today
  16. Hawkeye

    27th August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th August 2021. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis Circa 20 Sooty Shearwaters were seen from the Stornoway - Ullapool ferry this morning. Also "hundreds" of auks were seen on the sea
  17. Hawkeye

    26th August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th August 2021. Updated throughout the day Peter's Port, Benbecula An Osprey was seen flying south today at 16:00
  18. House Sparrow

    House Sparrow

    Leucistic House Sparrow, South Uist (C) Dave Stephenson
  19. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 25th August 2021

    Westen Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th August 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there again today. Also several Swifts seen hawking around the cliffs Butt of Lewis Two Sooty Shearwaters flew WSW this mornoing, the first...
  20. Hawkeye

    24th August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th August 2021. Updyted throughout the day Butt of Lewis Two Sooty Shearwaters and 20+ Storm Petrels flew past this morning. Four Ruff were nearby at Loch Staipavat and a Canda Goose was on Lionel machair Askernish, Isle of South Uist...
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