• 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
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 at 08:45, the second at 10:00. Also seen were 5 Great Skuas and a dark phase Arctic Skua

Stornoway Castle Grounds
Birds seen in and around the castle grounds today included 8 Coal Tits, 4 Blue Tits, 2 Great Tits, 2 Grey Wagtails, 1 Treecreeper 2 Blackcaps (male a newly fledged young), Chiffchaff and 7 Siskin

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Leucistic House Sparrow (C) Dave Stephenson