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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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
  5. 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...
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. House Sparrow

    House Sparrow

    Leucistic House Sparrow, South Uist (C) Dave Stephenson
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. Hawkeye

    21st August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st August 2021. Updated throughout the day Stinky Bay, Benbecula 13 Black-tailed Godwits were seen on nearby fields today
  13. Hawkeye

    20th August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 20th August 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Sandary, North Uist 42 Black-tailed Godwits were seen in a recently cut field by the loch Baleshare, North Uist Two juvenile Ruff, 15 Black-tailed Godwits and 185 Golden Plover were by...
  14. Hawkeye

    18th August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th August 2021. Updated throughout the day A Long-tailed Skua, Pomarine Skua, Sooty Shearwater and 5 Storm Petrels were seen from the Ullapool - Stornoway ferry, but it is unknown as to what recording area they were seen Balivanich...
  15. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th August 2021

    Westrn Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th August 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there again today Balranald, North Uist 12 Black-tailed Godwits were seen on the reserve this morning Baleshare, North Uist 13 Black-tailed Godwits...
  16. B

    15th August 2021

    A 3 hour seawatch off Aird a Chaolais, Vatersay this afternoon produced an adult Long-tailed Skua, 3 Sooty Shearwaters, c500 Manx Shearwaters, 3 Arctic Terns, 5 Great Skuas and a couple of small flocks of Dunlin flying south. 4 Teal on the end of the headland looked rather out of place. A Tree...
  17. Hawkeye

    14th August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th August 2021. Updated throughout the day Scurrival, Barra A Carrion Crow was there this morning
  18. Hawkeye

    13th August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th August 2021. Updated throughout the day Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:20-10:40 Weather: Wind SSW f6-7, mostly rain with some brighter spells. Temp 7-9C. A 4+ hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Common Scoter (S), 2...
  19. Hawkeye

    12th August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th August 2021. Updated throughout the day Scarista, Harris A Rose-coloured Starling is visiting a garden there Paible, North Uist Five Black-tailed Godwits were there today Borve, Benbecula Twenty Black-tailed Godwits were seen on...
  20. Hawkeye

    11th August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th August 2021. Updated throughout the day Stinky Bay, Benbecula A juvenile Ruff was there this morning. Ardivachar, South Uist A Swift was seen there today
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