• When here in the Outer Hebrides and looking at a bird, have you ever wondered how rare it is? The status of all species can vary enormously from island to island. How rare is Shoveler on Barra, has Stock Dove been seen on Harris, does Dotterel occur on Benbecula in the autumn, and how common is Blue Tit on North Uist? Well, fret no longer! The Status and Distribution of birds here on the Outer Hebrides has been completely updated and summarised for every species and each of the main islands and outliers. Available as an online resource at https://status.outerhebrides-birdreports.org/ or via our shop

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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for day. 22nd December 2018. Updated throughout the day

Loch nam Feithean, North Uist
13 Pintail are still to be found on the loch

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 08:55 - 10:45
Weather: Wind WSW F2-3, mostly 8/8 cloud, temp 7.2C.

A near 2 hour seawatch this morning produced 2 Eider (1S 1N), 2 Common Scoters (S), 5 Red-throated Divers (4S 1N), 4 Gannets (3S 1N), 14 Shag (5S 9N), 2 Cormorants (S) and 2 Kittiwakes (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 7, Mute Swan 2, Wigeon 175, Teal 6, Tufted Duck 12, Long-tailed Duck 2, Red-breasted Merganser 2, Red-throated Diver 1, Great Northern Diver 2, Cormorant 7, Peregrine 1, Raven 3 and Rock Pipit 2


Always Birding
While watching 18 Snow Buntings at Stoneybridge, a small group of Bar-wits and a single Black-tailed Godwit flew in off the sea. 4 Barnacle Geese were at Corran Ormiclate

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