• 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
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd October 2021. Updated throughout the day

Hirta, St Kilda
6 Ring Ouzel, 4 Fieldfare, 3 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush and c1500 Redwing were seen on he island today. Also present were a Water Rail, Jack Snipe, 6 Snow Bunting and a Chiffchaff

Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris
The drake Surf Scoter was seen there again today

Carinish, North Uist
A Chiffchaff, Brambling and Siskin were seen there today

Stinky Bay, Benbecula
A male Ring Ouzel was present this morning.

Coot Loch, Benbecula
The Black-necked Grebe was still on the loch today.

Clachan, South Uist
A Spotted Redshank at roost amongst 35 Bar-tailed Godwits. The *Snow Goose* was still present on Ardivachar machair

South Glendale, South Uist
A Ring Ouzel and two Bramblings were in a garden there. A Garden Warbler was nearby in Ludag

Acarsaid, Eriskay
4 Fieldfare, 35 Redwing, a Brambling and a male Ring Ouzel were seen there

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Snow Goose, (C) Jared Wilson