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white-rumped sandpiper

  1. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 14th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis A male Blackcap and a Waxwing were there around midday Loch Siapabhat, Isle of Lewis circ 50 barnacle Geese were seen to fly over, 30 of which returned and settled...
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    National Rarity 13th October 2019

    After completing a WeBS count at Baleshare, North Uist I stopped to scan through a flock of Golden Plover that were outside the count area and opposite Loch na Paisg. On the fringes of the flock was a moulting adult American Golden Plover. It was pretty distant and I wasn't able to obtain any...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Langass, North Uist A Yellow-browed Warbler was there again today Carinish, North Uist Circa 300 Barnacle Geese flew south-east this afternoon. The Range, South Uist 2 **White-rumped...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th October 2019

    News from Andrew 10 whoopers over the house this morning, 10 barnacle geese N at Balgarva. drake pintail, 36 gadwall (highest count I can recall here) and 26 shoveler on Coot Loch.
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis A ***Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll*** was seen in a sycamore tree by 9 Port of Ness and then flew off. [See news from Tony Marr below] Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis 24...
  6. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 21st September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st September 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch na Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis A Little Grebe was on the loch today Scarista, Isle of Harris A **White-rumped Sandpiper** was seen at Sgarasta Bheag today Seilebost, Isle of Harris A...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 18th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis 20+ Pink-footed Geese flew south early afternoon Sollas North Uist The *American Golden Plover* was seen there again mid morning along with a juvenile...
  8. White-rumped Sandpiper

    White-rumped Sandpiper

    White-rumped Sandpiper, Barvas, Isle of Lewis, September 2019 (C) Graham Forsyth
  9. White-rumped Sandpiper

    White-rumped Sandpiper

    White-rumped Sandpiper, Barvas, Isle of Lewis September 2019 (C) and courtesy of Josh Jones
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis The Whinchat was still present this morning reported as "still looking fed up with life" Barvas, Isle of Lewis An adult **White-rumped Sandpiper** was seen on...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 6th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist A Sooty Shearwater and 30 Manx Shearwaters were seen there today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 07:25 - 11:45 Weather: Wind W f5-6 veering WNW...
  12. White-rumped Sandpiper

    White-rumped Sandpiper

    White-rumped Sandpiper, Caolis, vatersay July 2019 (C) Ian Thompson
  13. White-rumped Sandpiper

    White-rumped Sandpiper

    White-rumped Sandpiper, Caolis, Vetersay July 2019 (C) Ian Thompson
  14. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 23rd July 2019

    Western Isles /Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd July 2019. Updated throughout the day Lochmaddy, North Uist A Pomarine Skua was seen for the Uig - Lochmaddy ferry today Caolas, Vatersay The adult **White-rumped Sandpiper** was again on the beach this morning. Still present in the...
  15. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 22nd July 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd July 2019. Updated throughout the day Caolas, Vatersay An adult **White-rumped Sandpiper** was on the beach this afternoon [see Bruce's post below] Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:20 - 10:05 Weather: Wind SSW f3 easing...
  16. 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...
  17. White-rumped Sandpiper

    White-rumped Sandpiper

    Iochar, South Uist
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