• 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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Birding on Vatersay this morning produced a very welcome surprise in the form of a Corn Bunting on the crofts near the cemetery. The Corn Bunting population on Vatersay vanished about 6 years ago, a couple of years after the last Barra birds were seen. I for one didn't ever expect to see another here. Todays bird was associating with a mixed flock of c25 Skylarks, 30 Twite, 15 Goldfinches and a few Chaffinches. There were also c60 Redwings and a lone Whooper Swan around the township.

The small Canada Goose was still with c210 Barnacle Geese at Borve. These birds are now also spending time around Allasdale.

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